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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 Flooring for the Countertop

This countertop is a natural linoleum made out of cork, linseed oil and wood pulp at a cost of about $30 per sq. ft. It's very durable but also very smooth. The linoleum is framed with inexpensive aluminum trim. Instead of using plywood underneath the linoleum, these earth-friendly homeowners used a wheat sheet, which is a byproduct of the wheat industry that contains no formaldehyde.

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