Top 10 Remodeling Budget Busters

Homeowners show off their cost-cutting remodeling results on Beyond the Box. Creative individuals challenge themselves to find inexpensive materials and use them in innovative ways.

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Homeowners spend thousands of dollars laying carpet, tile and hardwood floors. But in Denver, one homeowner decided to go bare bones by leaving his subfloors exposed. He simply rented a sander and smoothed out the plywood subfloors, then bought some varnish and laid down three coats. For a total of $200, he has a distinctive, functional floor.