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.
Hide CaptionShow CaptionUse recycled sheet metal to give your fireplace a rustic look.
Imagine having room for a 28-foot fireplace in your home. Now imagine paying to have it built. Using brick or rock could cost anywhere from $30,000 to $40,000. That was too much for one Texas homeowner. He spent a mere $6,000 instead by using recycled sheet metal that he topped off with wax to give it a rusted look. The lower portion is reclaimed barn wood siding and fieldstone that is indigenous to the area.