Budget Remodels

Tuning Up ‘The Tiny’

Even though Roger Beckman had dated Ann Baber for more than a decade, he didn’t discover her hidden talents until she started remodeling her 1970s Culver City, Calif., […]

The New Chic: Decorating From the Dump

I knew we were on our way to a Depression Era decorating mentality and now we have arrived. Thank goodness we have artists living at the poverty level to show us the way. As […]

Remodeler Picks His Poison

Carl Balton still remembers how he spent one Christmas Day — alone, miserable and working on his just-purchased first house, a 1928 Mar Vista fixer-upper. On that day, the […]

The $1,400 Ikea Bathroom Remodel

Here’s one of the latest creations posted on Ikea Hacker blog, where clever people find ways to create cool environments on a budget and mostly with Ikea products. The […]

A Condo Less Boring

Living room and kitchen after The Los Angeles condominium Jay Falamaki bought several years ago was like scores of others in Southern California. “It was boring,” […]

A Backyard Grotto on a Budget

You know you’re headed for a challenge when your real estate agent says: “I’ll show you this house but I know you’re not going to want it” and […]