Money-Saving Remodels From Money Hunters

See budget renovations from the hit show Money Hunters.

Related To:

  1. Remodeling
  2. Designing

Salvage-Yard Finds

This fireplace with its wood mantel, tile surround and a granite hearth cost only $1,200. By shopping salvage yards and doing the labor themselves, these homeowners were able to save a bundle.

Sunny Attic

This once completely unfinished attic was turned into extra living space with an adjacent full bathroom. Total cost of the project was a little over $18,000 – that includes everthing -- all new floors, walls, insulation, plumbing, closet system, furniture and bathroom fixtures.

Classic Architecture

The wainscoting came in easy ready-to-assemble kit that includes the caps and shoe molding – an 8-foot length costs about $150. The archway molding was also a budget-friendly kit that cost about $400.

Cheer-Up the Laundry Space

This mudroom had cinderblock walls and concrete floors. Colorful click-lock flooring cost $800, new framing, drywall and paint just $900. A closet and built-in storage cubbies were only $500.

Wood Shop and Garden Shed

A rundown garage was transformed into a workshop and gardening spot. It costs the homeowners a few thousand to upgrade the electric, replaster the walls, install new rubber flooing and add a new garage door. They shopped flea markets and were able to get work tables, shelving and a cupboard for just $320.

Find Ways to Barter

These homeowners had a cousin install this built-in entertainment center. He traded his skills for a case of beer. Find someone to make a deal with – offer to babysit, mow their lawn or run errands in exchange.

Splurge on Materials, Save on Labor

These homeowners were able to splurge on recycled-glass countertops, mosaic-glass backsplash and stainless-steel appliances because they saved money by DIYing wherever they could.

Use the Leftovers

Materials left over from the kitchen remodel (previous photo) were used to make this window seat.

Component Headline