Who: Tim and Vicki Peterson
Where: Pasadena, California
Demolition happened by day, and Tim and I would sit down at night and talk about the design. I knew I wanted a centerpiece cabinet like one we'd had in a previous house, and when I found a large white built-in look-alike on Craigslist, I snagged it before we even had the room mapped out.
We stuck to a budget of $10,000, enough to splurge on the sink and toilet if we did all the work ourselves. The black and white hex tile and subway tile came from a wholesale warehouse, and everything else was secondhand from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore or Craigslist.
Shown: They splurged on the sink but found the antique milk-glass lights at a Habitat for Humanity ReStore for $5 each.