Vinyl is a cheap way of improving the look of your floor. It lasts for a long time, won't be affected by water and you can put it in yourself. Vinyl flooring could be purchased as a set or even as one single sheet if you want to cover bigger areas at once.
Replacing a kitchen or bathroom floor is especially easy if you use adhesive-backed vinyl tiles. Easier to handle than rolled vinyl flooring and less messy than regular vinyl tiles that require a sticky adhesive compound, this is a quick way to update your floor. It may take you longer to take the old flooring up than to put the new tiles down.
Choose materials that last. The best materials might not be the cheapest ones or the most trendy ones, but they will save you money on the long term. You should choose asphalt, wood, stones and ceramic for the outside of your house. For the inside, vinyl flooring lasts much longer.
With regards to home improvement, understand how long certain things last. For example, a chimney will work well for about a century. A wood deck has a life expectancy of a decade-and-a-half. Any kind of vinyl flooring could last twenty to thirty years, whereas oak flooring could last up to a hundred years. Consider all of these things as you plan a renovation, to determine if the money and energy you put out is worthwhile.