Dress up your front entry or patio with tile on the floor. This photo is the entry outside of a front door but can be just as easily done inside. This is a natural slate which is good to use for an entrance as it shows less dirt that builds up and get tracked in. This can all be done for under $1000 depending on size, tile, and preparation. Be sure to select a dark grout that will not show stains and seal the whole surface with an appropriate sealer.