If you’ve got carpeting or worn linoleum, installing tile is a great way to update the look of your home. Stone tile-such as slate, flagstone or marble-is elegant but pricey. These days, ceramic and porcelain lookalikes will do the job at a fraction of the cost. “Five or ten years ago, changing your flooring was a major deal,” says Linda Makins of Makins Ladna Design in Mississauga, Ont. “But these new products don’t require nearly the maintenance or cost.” If you can’t afford to an entire floor, consider doing the front entryway. It’s the first thing people see when they walk in the door, and it will give your home a fresh and stately presence.