Cost-Cutting Kitchen Remodeling Ideas

There's a new breed of homeowners redefining the way homes are built: creative individuals who thrive on the challenge of finding inexpensive materials and using them in innovative ways. Here are the results of 10 kitchen renovations.

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Want to add a personal touch to your kitchen decor? Look around your garage and attic. That's what Scott Bowman of Troutdale, Ore., did. He came up with a great idea that incorporates a bunch of antique wrenches his grandfather gave him. He created hardware for his cabinets by welding the wrenches to threaded rods and soaking them in saltwater so they'd rust. The result is the look of expensive rust-patina hardware that cost him nothing.