It’s amazing how a few creative changes can transform a home. And for those on a budget, customization is either out of a realistic price range, or it’s DIY.

So what are the items or materials that have a lot of potential for home owners to retrofit? From chandeliers made of mason jars, to rugs woven from tee-shirts, we wanted to find out the most creative and effective ways to recycle home goods.So we’re turning to our Blog-Off experts to find out what things they’ve seen.

Why We’re Asking:

We all have changes we want to make to our homes that we could call in the experts for…if we lived in a perfect world. As that’s not the case for most, so we’d love to hear more about the projects that people can achieve by themselves, with just a little creativity and elbow grease.

So experts, it’s time to weigh in:

What are the best ways to creatively reuse or recycle in the home?

What has been the most creative re-use or recycled feature you’ve seen in a home?
Any suggestions for quirky and creative ways to save money and the environment by reusing something?
Are there any projects or materials that you’ve seen a lot of variations on? (Lighting and lampshade changes, for instance)
What are some good resources for finding materials? (Like the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store)?

Experts, post your answers in the comment field below!