Who: Stephen C.
Where: Yarmouth Port, Mass.
Our budget limitations were a challenge, but we were willing to do most of the work ourselves. I also looked at decorating as a bit of a "treasure hunt," culling materials from many local estate sales.
Who did the work: I did all the work myself.
Cost: $10,000 to $25,000 a quiet time on Cape Cod, so we kept busy turning our ideas into our vision of the perfect Cape Cod cottage.