Apartment Therapy has a great front porch makeover for under $40. Amber Byfield had a problem with cats pooping next to her front door, so she took some paving stones that someone gave her and turned the area into an attractive porch instead of a giant litter box.
Since she only had to buy a few more pavers, the lawn edging, and river rocks, the whole project cost Amber $37. (That doesn’t include the new chairs and potted plants).
This is a great example of someone using resources on hand to improve the look–and in this case, the smell–of their house.