floorplan for second floor of 2010 reader remodel winner house
Illustration: Ian Warpole
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Duration & Budget

The entire job took seven years—so far—working around two careers and raising young children.

Where We Saved
By doing as much as we could ourselves, including painting, tiling, hanging drywall, installing plank ceilings, shingling the back side of the house, replacing windows, and landscaping.

Where We Splurged
On period-appropriate details, including operable shutters, copper trim, and a wood storm door.
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