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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.

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These homeowners spent about $24,000 on standard cabinets. They turned a few of them sideways and added shelving to get a custom look. Instead of expensive tile or granite, they bought wire safety glass at a hardware store for $11 a sq. ft., had a glass shop cut it to size and then installed it as a backsplash.