Who: Jennifer M.P.
Where: San Francisco, Calif.
When people who saw the "before" come over, their jaws hit the ground. I treated this room like a baby and took my time, ripping out the carpets, stripping the original hardware, painting the walls, and tiling the fireplace. Now the room is so peaceful, I go in there just to hang out!
Who did the work: I did some of the work myself but a contractor helped.
Cost: About $5,000