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During their initial renovation, Colette says she and Lee put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into their home. They replaced old shag carpeting with hardwood floors. They painted over dark, stained wood walls. They even installed molding and recessed lighting...but then they couldn't afford to decorate their new and improved rooms. Look at their TV on a towel on the floor!

Nate also sympathized with Colette and Lee's budget situation. "In any renovation, things come up," says Nate. "Without money set aside for overages, anyone could end up in a bind."
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