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.

Molding Technique

Intricate crown molding can really finish the look of a room, but it can also be a big budget-buster. In Lincoln, Neb., one homeowner came up with the idea of using two simple little pieces of panel molding and then painting in between them so it looks like one large piece of crown molding. To give you an idea of the savings, he spent $200 dollars doing it his way, as opposed to an initial bid of $4,000 to use the real molding.

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