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.

Personalized Door

If you want to make a great first impression with visitors, an Indiana homeowner has a creative and fairly inexpensive idea for a front door. He bought a cheap $150 interior door, covered it with hearty reclaimed wood and then cast his handprint into bronze and mounted it as a door handle. The entire project cost about $650, compared with the $6,000 he'd considered spending on a new custom door.

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