Who: Tim & A.J. W.
Where: Lerna, IL
"Unfinished" doesn't even begin to describe the basement of our Presbyterian-church-turned-home built in the 1800s. After addressing the water issue, we carved up the cavernous 1,500 square feet into a playroom, bathroom, home theatre area and kitchenette, as well as utility, furnace and storage room. We worked with what we had—a hot mess and a small budget.