Who: Ben J.
Where: Medford, Mass.
We gutted the entire bathroom to the studs and started from scratch. We did not rearrange the tub, toilet, or sink but took out the pink tile, replacing it with painted white beadboard and a cap molding. We chose a deep blue for the walls and grabbed some real estate from the hallway and hall closet to add a custom built-in linen cabinet and added inset mirror. The area we stole from the hallway added an additional 20 square feet, making the bathroom seem twice the size of the original.
Who did the work: I did most of the work myself.
Cost: $5,000 to $10,000