Who: Charles and Christine G.
Where: Centerport, NY
After seven years of remodeling, we completed it in the summer of 2010. In December that year, an 85-foot pine tree came crashing through the house and did about $200,000 in damage. We had to do about 25 percent over again. It was hard, both financially and mentally, but we feel the house has life again.
Who did the work: I did most of the work myself.
Cost: More than $100,000