Farmhouse to Dream Home: After

Who: Brett K.
Where: Canton, OH

As much as I like the end result, I have loved the journey. This remodel has spanned the past 11 years. We've learned so much and have accomplished more than we ever dreamed. We have so many memories. I couldn't imagine living anywhere else. The budget was a major focus, and every cent counted. We saved money in three ways. First, nearly all the work was done with the help of friends and family. Second, we phased the remodel so that we could pay as we went. Finally, we had time to shop around. We often got material for 40 to 50 percent off.

Who did the work: I did most of the work myself.
Cost: More than $100,000

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