Home Remodeling Projects to Do with Your Tax Return
Forward-thinking Boise homeowners 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 many in Boise will be to put that money back into their home.
To help you plan your tax return investment, we’ve put together 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 carpet or hardwood floor could look in some of the rooms in your home.
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 help increase a home’s walkthrough appeal 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 totally 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 are plantation shutters and shades.
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 and AC 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 you can do? For the majority of Boise homeowners, that would be investing in new appliances. Like window treatments and floors, new appliances can make an eye-catching fashion statement and bring the look of your home up to date.
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 install new countertops or repaint the walls, your appliances complement the decor just the same.