Who: Pete R.
Where: East Williston, N.Y.
Originally, we were just going to put down a wood floor, but in the course of our remodel, we decided to also vault the ceiling, add beadboard, and create custom trim that matches the windows in the rest of our house. This gave us the serene breakfast and reading area we desired, making the room go from gross to gorgeous.
Who did the work: I did all the work myself.
Cost: About $1,000 to $5,000