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  • Renovating Your Home While Saving Money

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    If you're looking to renovate your house and not looking to spend a fortune, take a look at some of these ideas, courtesy of This Old House:

    You don’t need to spend a fortune or call in the pros to get high-end results on your next redo project. Coming up, can-doTOH readers give a plain home curb appeal, transform a lackluster living room with new trim and paint, carve out a stylish and space-saving breakfast nook, and more—all on a shoestring.

    Inviting Portico Addition

    For three years, Roy and Beth Shore worked side by side, room by room, transforming their lackluster 1980 Colonial Revival into a distinctive home filled with architectural details. Among the last projects on their to-do list was a front-entry face-lift, which Roy decided to pull off on his own as a surprise for his wife. Beth was barely out of the driveway for a long weekend away when Roy started framing a new portico based on a napkin sketch he’d done a year earlier. The centerpieces of his design were a pair of elegant tapered columns, scored for just $53 at a salvage yard, and a prominent, low-pitched cedar roof. "I really wanted the cedar, so I used sweat equity to justify the cost," says Roy. Beneath the roof cornice, he created a pediment out of 1×12 trim boards with a hand-cut arch in the center that offers a glimpse of the portico’s beadboard ceiling inside. Brown paint ties the ceiling in with the home’s existing mahogany front door and the varnished ipe shutters the couple crafted themselves ($380 for the wood). "I had just put the first coat of paint on the portico by the time Beth was rolling up to the front door," says Roy. "She loved it!"

    Read more at This Old House

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