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Home Improvement Projects to Do with Your Tax Return

March 21, 2017

Forward-thinking Southern California denizens have likely already filed their taxes for 2016 and might have already used their return checks. But before you begin going through that return like a kid in a candy store, consider where you can use that money that will benefit you in the long run. The answer to that for most people in Southern California will be to invest in their home.

To aid in planning your tax return investment, below are a few of the most beneficial home projects that you can do this spring. From new floors and shutters to purchasing new appliances, these projects can help you get the most out of your tax return.

New Flooring For Spring

Awesome new floors are some of the best things you can give your Southern California home this spring. In addition to your annual spring cleaning, new flooring can completely transform the look and feel of your home for the new season. Just think about how a new tile floor or hardwood could look in some of the rooms in your house.

Southern California hardwood floor and blinds

Getting new floors is an awesome tax refund project because it can increase your home’s value. It’s a fact that certain types of floors like real hardwood and stone or tile can increase the resale value of a home, while a beautiful new carpet or vinyl floor can decrease time spent on the market if you’re thinking about listing your home on the market at some point.

Spring Into New Window Treatments

As with new flooring, a new window treatment can radically change the style of your home. But tax season is an even better time to consider new window treatments, as the weather starts changing as each day passes and you begin to open your windows more often. Two of the best selling and best looking window treatments for springtime include plantation shutters and shades.

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Some window treatments can help you get even 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, Polywood shutters qualify you for energy tax credits. If new window treatments are your present to your house with your tax return, make sure to think about energy efficiency and home value in addition to how they look.

Invest in New Appliances With Your Tax Refund

Next to new window treatments such as shutters or installing new flooring, what’s the next best home improvement you can make? For the majority of Southern California homeowners, that would be investing in new appliances. Similar to window treatments and floors, new appliances can make a striking fashion statement and update the feel of your home.

Southern California kitchen with shutters and appliances 

Begin with your kitchen appliances. Your fridge, microwave, and range are some of best appliances to start with when thinking about replacements, since they’re typically the most-used and most often seen. Be sure that any new appliance you pick has a complementary look. For instance, stainless steel appliances look ultra-modern while still being relatively neutral, so even if you refinish your counters or choose a new color scheme, your appliances complement the decor just as well.

Other Tax Return Home Projects

Investing in your home is one of the best decisions Southern California homeowners can make. For more ideas or for help getting started on those new shutters, call Sunburst Shutters Southern CA at 888-611-2474. We’ll make our way to your house for a free, no-strings-attached design consultation to help you make the right choice for your home this spring.