Who: Leslie H.
Where: Carmel, Calif.
We ditched the pink paint with poo-brown trim and added a lovely entryway to bring the house out of the '80s. We also got rid of the world's shortest circular driveway and put in a great little yard with a darling fence. New windows, trim, details, roof, and colors and—Voila! It's a totally new house.
Who did the work: I did some of the work myself, but a contractor did most of it.
Cost: $50,000 to $100,000