The perfect porch makeover for under £50

How I gave this tiny space a new lease of life and it's still going strong 18 months later.


Porch glow-up room reveal budget revamp with stick-on floor tiles
Before & After

I dream of one day having a beautiful boot room but for now, I have this cupboard-sized, inside porch area which needs to house the whole family's coats and shoes (quite a task when your housemates own what seems like a thousand pairs of trainers between them!) so I need to make the best of it!


As is often the case with the home improvement projects I share, the space in question has been earmarked for a future change. I'm not sure we'll ever have the budget or inclination to undertake the grand plans I've cooked up, but it seems silly to spend lots of money decorating, just in case.


Stick-on floor tiles


Although the space is tiny, it is certainly handy to be able to shut the door on it, so I decided to leave the structure as is (for now) and focus on cosmetics instead. The floor is tiled with thick, slate tiles which have seen better days! Removing them and retiling wouldn't be a huge job, but I decided it was a bit too much cost and effort for what is hopefully a temporary measure, so I was looking for more of a quick fix. I decided to try Floor Pops, self-adhesive floor tiles, which you literally peel and stick. This seemed too good to be true especially when I saw the price (£14.99 per pack of 10 at the time of completing this project but currently available on Amazon for less than £12 ). At that price, I thought it was worth a punt so ordered a black and white design and only needed one pack (this tells you everything you need to know about how small the floor space is!).


I previously wrote a step-by-step on using stick-on floor tiles which you can read here so I won't go into the details too much now, but my top tip is to make sure you really clean the surface that you want the tiles to adhere to.


Progress pics below...