Home Remodeling Projects to Do with Your Tax Return03/21/2017Curtis Orton Proactive Sacramento residents have probably already completed their taxes for 2016 and might have even cashed their refund checks. But before you begin going through that refund like a kid in a toy store, consider where you could spend that money that will benefit you the most. The answer to that for many in Sacramento is to invest in their home. To aid in planning your tax refund investment, below are some of the most beneficial home projects that you can do this spring. From new shutters and floors to purchasing modern appliances, these suggestions can get you the most out of your tax return. Get New Floors This Spring A dazzling new floor is one of the best things you can give your Sacramento home with your refund. Alongside your yearly spring cleaning, new flooring can totally change the look and feel of your house for the new season. Just imagine how a new carpet or hardwood floor could look in some of the rooms in your home. Getting new floors is an awesome tax return project because it naturally increases your home’s value. It’s proven that certain flooring like real hardwood and stone or tile can up a home’s appraisal value, while a beautiful new carpet or laminate floor can improve your home’s walkthrough appeal if you’re thinking about listing your home on the market in the near future. Spring Into New Window Treatments Similar to new flooring, a new window treatment can totally change your home’s style. But tax season is an even better time to think about window treatments, as the weather changes more as each day passes and you start opening up your windows more. Some of our favorite window treatments for springtime include plantation shutters and shades. Some window treatments can even net you more money in your pocket during tax season. Polywood® plantation shutters provide such great energy efficiency that as a bonus to lowering your monthly heating and AC bills, the shutters qualify you for energy tax credits. If new window treatments are your gift to your house with your tax refund, be sure to consider energy efficiency and home value as well as how they look. Invest in Newer Appliances After new window treatments such as shutters or installing new flooring, what’s the next best home improvement you can make? For most Sacramento homeowners, the answer is investing in new appliances. Similar to window treatments and floors, new appliances can make a bold fashion statement and bring the look of your home up to date. Start with your kitchen appliances. Your refrigerator, microwave, and stove are some of best appliances to start with when thinking about replacements, as those are often the most-used and most often seen. Ensure that any new appliance you install has a neutral look. For instance, stainless steel appliances look ultra-modern while remaining relatively neutral, so even if you redo your countertops or want to change up your colors, your appliances complement the decor just as effectively. More Tax Refund Home Projects Investing in your home is one of the best decisions Sacramento homeowners can make. For more suggestions or for help starting on those new shutters, call Sunburst Shutters Sacramento at 916-250-0758. We’ll make our way to your house for a complimentary, no-strings-attached design consultation to help you make the best decision for your home this spring.