Who: Jeffrey A.
Where: Birmingham, MI
I purchased this, my first home, in June 2008. It was a charming 1927 English-style cottage set in a wonderful neighborhood. I could see the home had great bones but needed work inside and out. My dad, who is retired, and I worked together to devise plans and a strategy to completely remake the home inside and out. We gutted the home to the studs, preserving what we could (roof, original floor, shell, plaster walls where applicable, and interior doors) and rebuilding every square inch of the rest.