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.

Lighting

Homeowners spend hundreds to thousands of dollars on lighting throughout their homes. Next time you decide to replace a fixture, consider making one with off-the-shelf materials. Architect Wynne Yelland had a great idea for lighting above his dining table. He connected a switch to an outlet on the ceiling and then placed a bunch of magnetic steel tiles in a grid. He bought several shop lights with an attached cord, plugged them in and voila! The great thing is that the lights can move.

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