Who: Jeon F.
The not-so-fun but important mechanics were replaced, but with an added bonus: a hinged door was retrofitted to be a pocket door. Where cracked linoleum had been, a mosaic floor now complements the white subway tiles that line the walls. Black accents, bullnose cap, and cove pieces serve as a splendid anchor to the room, and crown molding offers a graceful delight to the eye. Space restrictions did require a smaller sink; however, a buxom built-in cabinet makes up for the lack of pedestal endowment as does a marble sill deep enough for a martini glass.
Who did the work: I did some of the work myself, but a contractor did most of it.
Cost: $5,000 to $10,000