Who: Danielle P.Where: Highland Park, IL"This was just one of many projects we took on when we bought our 1920 Colonial. In a neighborhood where old homes are usually demolished for giant new builds, it was important to us to preserve its history. The finished product made the dust and microwave meals all worth it."Who did the work: "We did most of the work ourselves."Cost: $25,000 to $50,000See all the images from this entry.