10. Take Cues from Other Projects You've Done
Time: 30 days
Who: Matthew Vest
Where: Bloomington, Indiana
He gutted his boring builder-grade bathroom and gave it a completely different look, including new fixtures, just before his housemate moved in.
"I'd already remodeled the other bathroom in my house, so to streamline decisions I went with the same color scheme and overall look. I even used the same products in some cases since I knew I liked them already."
Shown: His upgrade included a handsome wood medicine cabinet and vanity, both of which he built by hand.