Winner: A Once-Trashed House Becomes a Gem: After

Who: Mark W.
Where: Philadelphia

Once we got down to the basic bones of the house, each room spoke to us fairly clearly. "Low budget" was very close to "no budget," so we relied on auctions, Craigslist, and doing most of the work ourselves. When remodeling, good friends and neighbors really are worth their weight in gold. Every inch of woodwork was painstakingly restored or remilled.

Who did the work: I did most of the work myself
Cost: $50,000–$100,000

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