Winner: Hand-Laid Tile: After
Who: Vicki P.
Where: Pasadena, CA
I love how all the pieces came together. We completely redesigned the space, so it seemed miraculous when the tub fit perfectly under the window and the built-in we found looked like it had always been there. During demo, we found an old entrance to the kitchen—just the right size for a pocket door. To find the right design for the floor tile, my husband stayed up all night cutting out little pieces of paper in the shape of black hexes, then made about a hundred different designs. He took a picture of each one to show me (when I woke up). What you see is the best one!
Who did the work: I did all the work myself
Cost: $5,000 to $10,000