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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When you have a lot of windows in your home, you can end up spending thousands of dollars on window coverings. This northern California homeowner came up with a few great ideas to control how much light comes into his home, without breaking the bank. He simply took hospital curtain tracks and embedded them into the drywall. The curtains are made from a long bolt of fabric that he had cut and hemmed at the top and bottom. Outside, he opted for shade sails (shown above) instead of an expensive pergola. The shade sails were $150 a piece and can be ordered online.