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Design on a Budget: 5 Remodeling Hacks Under $40

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Design on a Budget: 5 Remodeling Hacks Under $40

August 18, 2017

Budget-friendly remodeling ideas—from wall-mounted peg racks to subway tiles that cost 50 cents each—caught the Remodelista editors’ attention this week. See some of their favorite low-cost hacks:

Accordion Peg Rack

The accordion peg rack will work hard in any room; see this week&#8\2\17;s 5 Favorites post for five to buy under \$40.
Above: The accordion peg rack will work hard in any room; see this week’s 5 Favorites post for five to buy under $40.

Copper Plumbing Parts

 Feeling handy? How-to site Instructables explains How to Build Your Own Copper Pipe Faucet. You can source a variety of copper parts, including piping, elbows, and pressure cup adapters, shown here, at Home Depot; five feet of half-inch Copper Pipe is \$\17.98. Want to start with an easier copper pipe project? DIY: Copper Pipe Curtain Rods for \$35. Photograph by Izabella Simmons.
Above: Feeling handy? How-to site Instructables explains How to Build Your Own Copper Pipe Faucet. You can source a variety of copper parts, including piping, elbows, and pressure cup adapters, shown here, at Home Depot; five feet of half-inch Copper Pipe is $17.98. Want to start with an easier copper pipe project? DIY: Copper Pipe Curtain Rods for $35. Photograph by Izabella Simmons.

White Wall Tiles

Above: In this week’s Steal This Look post, a kitchen cupboard is tilled in Metro White Matt Flat Wall Tiles from Tons of Tiles in the U.K.; £0.32 (50 cents) per tile. Home Depot sells miniature one-by-two-inch Metro Subway Matte White Wall Tile, shown, for $5.95 per square foot. Subway tiles can be patterned in a number of ways; see our White Tile Pattern Glossary.

Kitchen Essentials on Display

Above: Inexpensive kitchen essentials such as colanders, cutting boards, and bowls are display-worth design elements in an outdoor kitchen at March in San Francisco. See more in Beyond the Barbecue: 14 Streamlined Kitchens for Outdoor Cooking.

Cork Lid for Weck Jars

Goodbye, flyaway metal clamps. Annie&#8\2\17;s Object of Desire this week is cork lids for Weck jars: \$3 to \$4 apiece.
Above: Goodbye, flyaway metal clamps. Annie’s Object of Desire this week is cork lids for Weck jars: $3 to $4 apiece.

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