Name: Jackie Lenox
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Tell us about this home building or renovation project: We've been in our 100+ year old 4 story brick townhouse since 2004, DIY renovating room by room, sometimes floor by floor. When it was time to renovate our kitchen and bathroom we (finally!) hired a contractor and architect (my cousin). It was a huge job. Demolition down to the bare brick and floor joists, new floors windows, ceilings, walls and entirely new kitchen and bathroom materials. I had a very clear idea of the look I wanted and created all kinds of mood boards and researched the heck out of every product and material chosen. We renovated as green as possible, use some interesting materials and sources, and keep it local. And of course, we blogged the whole process!