Schedule Makeover - Remodeling Plan

Every project plan can be made better.  The one below is "not bad".  But let's take a look at what can be improved.
 
BEFORE:
 
AFTER:
Improvements:
  • A color theme was applied
  • Bars - Fill to Status Date (on the Dates toolbar) was applied.
  • Instead of three date headings, there are now two, making the heading line up better with the column headings.  Instead of using a separate heading for year and month, the Year/Month combination heading was selected.
  • The percent complete column was changed to show a pie indicator, filled based on the percent complete.
  • The Start Date and End Date columns were deleted.  The same information is shown on the schedule, by adding dates to the end points of the bars.