I always associate Craftsman architecture with LA (perhaps due to all the movies and tv shows that use them as sets?), and lately, I've been reading the more first time home buyer taking the plunge on a shabby Craftsman and restoring it to all its chic wood paneling and built-ins. One of the best blogs I've come across is Dave and Heather's 1912 Bungalow renovation project. Their blog gives first-hand insight on all the ups and downs of DIY house renovation (and a bit more, like seeing Dr. 90210 at the mall). So, if you're wondering what it REALLY takes to do a complete house overhaul, check em out: they have great before-and-after photos, resource links, and two adorable corgis.