Home Remodeling Projects to Do with Your Tax Return
Proactive Sacramento residents have probably already completed their taxes for 2016 and might have even used 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, we’ve put together some of the most beneficial home projects that you can do this spring. From installing 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. In addition to 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 hardwood floor, carpet or tile 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 vinyl floor can improve your home’s walkthrough appeal if you’re thinking about listing your home on the market any time in the 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 bills, they qualify you for energy tax credits. If new window treatments are your gift to your home with your tax refund, be sure to consider energy efficiency and home value as well as their looks.
Invest in Newer Appliances
After new window treatments such as shutters or putting in new flooring, what’s the next best home improvement you can make? For the majority of Sacramento homeowners, the answer is investing in new appliances. Like window treatments and floors, new appliances can make a bold fashion statement and modernize the look of your home.
Start with your kitchen appliances. Your refrigerator, microwave, and range 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 install new countertops or want to change up your colors, your appliances complement the decor just the same.