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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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Use Stud Space for Shelves

Here is a cost-saving and space-saving idea for the kitchen storage. This homeowner and architect used the recessed space inside the walls to add shelving. It's an idea borrowed from Victorian architecture. It does take some preplanning so that a builder doesn't put electrical wiring or plumbing pipes in that space. To cover it up, she uses recycled doors hung from a track. Hardware cost: approximately $250.

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