Who: Christopher G.
Where: Saint Paul, MN
We wanted to have the feel of what a bathroom in 1904 (the year our house was built) while still having modern amenities, such as heated floors and a towel warmer. Under the blue ceramic tiles and three inches of concrete, we actually found hex tiles as the base layer. We did the demolition and painting ourselves. The existing tub was refinished instead of buying a new claw-foot. The space seems so much bigger even though the actual bathroom part of the room got smaller. Having the washer and dryer on the second floor instead of the basement is wonderful.
Who did the work: I did some of the work myself, but a contractor did most of it.
Cost: $25,000 to $50,000