1. Add a Kitchen Backsplash.
Adding a kitchen backsplash is fairly easy - most homeowners with a little guidance can do it for themselves- and gives you an accent wall. It also makes that part of your home easier to maintain. Popular backsplash materials include natural stone, glass tile, metallic tile, ceramic and porcelain tiles.
2. Upgrade Your Bathroom Floor From Hardwood or Carpet Floor Covering to Tile.
From a maintenance standpoint tile is much easier than hardwood and water doesn't affect it like carpet or hardwood. Tile also has better resale than either hardwood or carpet so the lifetime cost is much less expensive. A properly selected and installed tile or stone product will last the lifetime of your home.
Converting your deck floor from wood to porcelain tile makes it easier to maintain and increases the longevity. To clean, all you have to do it hose it off. There is also never any resealing required with tile, as opposed to the inevitable hassle of dealing with sanding and resealing wood. The porcelain tile will maintain it’s color unlike wood that will weather and gray over a period of time.