Pride of Ownership: Craftsman Bungalow: After

Who: August and Ellyn A.
Where: Bartlett, IL

We managed to stay within budget, despite a few unexpected problems that came up. Our contractor has said several times that we have the best looking house on the block and we agree 100 percent! We have received many compliments, including an honor bestowed on our house by the village we live in: a third-place win in the "Pride of Ownership" contest the summer after the remodel. In May 2012, our house received a historical plaque, also from the village's Historical Society. It was noted in the description of our house by the Historical Society that we "have extensively restored the home's exterior in a historically sensitive style that accurately reproduces period details." Our house was constructed in 1924-1925, but it no longer looks old and dated. We now live in a house that we can be proud of.

Who did the work: We did some of the work ourselves but a contractor did most of it.
Cost: $25,000–$50,000

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