Who: Laura D.
Where: New Albany, MS
It turned out better than even I thought possible, considering the condition this house was in. The cleanup was by far the hardest part. The house had no sheathing and was bowed about 6 inches, so straightening the walls was difficult but necessary. This super-cute cottage is only 950 square feet, but one of the most satisfying projects.
Who did the work: I did some of the work myself, but a contractor did most of it.
Cost: $25,000 to $50,000