Adhesive tile spruces up storage areas. When the floor of your sink cabinet needs a spruce-up, lay down squares of self-adhesive vinyl tile. Theyre about a buck a square at home centers and provide an easy-to-wipe clean surface. (If you have a good utility knife you can also line drawers and cabinets : silverware drawers or glass cabinet: the same way)
The basis of any good landscape is an accurate landscape plan. From the plan you can determine the placement of landscape elements and calculate the materials you need. An accurate landscape plan starts with an accurate scale drawing of the boundaries, buildings and placement of permanent landscape elements. Careful measurement and a little geometry can help locate each of these accurately.