Budget Basics: Room-by-Room Shopper's Guides

Of all the requests we get from readers, one of the most common is, "More cheap/budget ideas for my home, please!" You asked and we've answered — here's a full list with links to inexpensive options for living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens, entryways, and outdoor spaces.

LIVING ROOM
Rugs on the Cheap: 12 Good Sources
Budget Basics: Cheap Shelving and Storage
Tips for Finding a Decent Sofa on a Small Budget

BEDROOM
Colorful Bedding on the Cheap: 10 Sources
Bed Shopping: Where to Look for a Bed on a Budget
Budget Basics: Cheap Closet Systems

KITCHEN/DINING
Affordable Kitchen Must-Haves: 12 Smart Sources
Budget Basics: Cheap White Dinnerware
Online Sources for Barware on the Cheap

ENTRYWAY
Budget Basics: Colorful Entryway Essentials

OUTDOOR
Budget Sources for Outdoor Furniture

GIFT GUIDES
10 Brand Name Designer Gifts for Less
Kitchen Gifts Under $25: 10 Sources
12 Sources for Gifts that Look Expensive but Aren't

STORES
Best Thrift Stores and Flea Markets 2010
Best Affordable Art Galleries 2010
Best Budget Stores 2009: Big Box and Outlet