Kept Original Character: After

Who: Nathan L.
Where: Nashville, TN

It was always a dream of mine to renovate a home. In a time where houses in this area are razed, it's very satisfying to know that we saved this home and restored its original charm. With the help of my brother, we rebuilt the front porch, gutted the interior, landscaped front and back, assisted with the painting, and many other small jobs. The best part of the home is its character—though the structure was completely gutted, the original hardwood floors, windows, and front door were saved and restored.

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