Home Remodeling Projects to Do with Your Tax Return

Spencer Madsen

Forward-thinking Boise denizens have likely already filed their 2016 taxes and may have even used their refund checks. But before you begin burning through that refund like a kid in a candy store, think about where you can use that money that will give you the biggest benefit. The answer to that for most residents of Boise will be to put that money back into their home.

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

Get New Floors This Spring

Awesome new floors are some of the best things you can give your Boise home this spring. Complementing your annual spring cleaning, new floors can totally transform the look and feel of your house just in time for the new season. Just think about how a new hardwood floor, carpet or tile could look in some of the rooms in your house.

Boise hardwood floor and blinds

Getting new floors is a great tax refund project because it naturally increases your home’s value. It’s a fact that certain flooring like hardwood and natural tile can up the resale value of a home, while a stylish new carpet, vinyl, or laminate can decrease time spent on the market if you’re thinking of listing your home on the market at some point.

Spring Into New Window Coverings

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. A few of the best and most popular window treatments for springtime are plantation shutters and shades.

Boise shutters in kitchen and great room

Some window treatments can even net you more money back during tax season. Polywood® plantation shutters are such an energy efficient window treatment that in addition to lowering your monthly heating bills, they qualify you for energy tax credits. If new window treatments are your gift to yourself with your tax return, be sure to consider home value and energy efficiency as well as how they look.

Choose Newer Appliances

After new window treatments such as shutters or installing new flooring, what’s the next best home project to invest in? For the majority of Boise homeowners, the answer is investing in new appliances. Like window treatments and floors, new appliances can make a striking fashion statement and modernize the look of your home.

Boise kitchen with shutters and appliances 

Begin with your kitchen appliances. Your refrigerator, dishwasher, and range are some of best appliances to start with when thinking about replacements, as those are frequently the most-used and most often seen. Ensure that any new appliance you purchase has a neutral look. For example, stainless steel appliances look ultra-modern while remaining relatively neutral, so even if you redo your countertops or repaint the walls, your appliances complement the decor just as well.

More Tax Refund Home Projects

Reinvesting in your home is one of the smartest decisions Boise homeowners can make. For more info or for help starting on those new shutters, call Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions at 208-609-9129. We’ll come out to your home for a free, no-hassle design consultation to help you make the best decision for your home this season.