Who: Barry D.
Where: Birmingham, AL
This room is where our family hangs out—the kids, the dogs, the cats—and though it looks more formal in these photographs, it's really very casual. The fireplace works great, and we all love hanging out in this mellow room with a roaring fire in the winter. The wood paneling is the best part. It’s vintage 1929 and still beautiful.
Who did the work: I did most of the work myself.
Cost: $5,000 to $10,000