Beautiful Bathroom Redos on a Budget

Homeowners share economical, innovative ideas for redoing a bathroom.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionUsing local Indiana limestone, which is normally used for exterior contstruction, allowed this homeowner to create an inexpensive and eye-catching vanity.
In Valparaiso, Ind., architect Fred Bamesberger came up with a great idea for dressing up his bathroom vanity without spending much money. He bought an ordinary prebuilt cabinet for $100. Then he took three slabs of Indiana limestone (usually used for a chimney top or other exterior architectural detail), cut them to size and surrounded the cabinet. The whole project cost less than $250. He used the Indiana limestone simply because it's a local material that he could get inexpensively. He suggests shopping around to find out what materials are local to your area.