Who: Melissa M.
Where: Raleigh, N.C.
We changed the floor plan to open up the small space (5 by 9 feet) and raised the ceiling to its true full height (9 feet). We did all the work ourselves except for installing the shower glass. White and black hex tiles, painted pine wainscoting, a console sink, and white subway tiles gave us a classic look appropriate for the age of the house. The teal color we used for the walls came from trim pieces we uncovered during demo—a bit of the house's history brought back in.
Who did the work: I did most of the work myself.
Cost: $5,000 to $10,000