Savvy Denver residents have likely already filed their 2016 taxes and may have already used their refund checks. But before you start going through that refund like a kid in a toy store, consider where you can spend that money that will benefit you in the long run. The answer to that for many in Denver will be to invest that money back in their home.
To help you plan your tax refund investment, here are some of the most beneficial home projects that you can do. From putting in shutters and floors to purchasing new appliances, these suggestions can help you get the most out of your tax return.
Get New Floors This Spring
Awesome new floors are some of the best gifts you can give your Denver home this spring. In addition to your yearly spring cleaning, new flooring can completely change the look and feel of your home just in time for the new season. Just imagine how a new hardwood floor, carpet or tile could look in some of the rooms in your space.
New flooring is a fantastic tax refund project because it can increase your home’s value. It’s a fact that certain flooring like real hardwood and natural tile can up the appraisal value of a home, while a beautiful new carpet or vinyl floor can decrease time spent on the market if you’re thinking of listing your home on the market any time in the future.
Spring Into New Window Coverings
Similar to new flooring, the right window treatment can radically change the style of your home. But tax season is an even better time to think about window treatments, as the weather starts changing with each day and you start opening up your windows more. A few of the best selling and best looking window treatments for the spring are plantation shutters and shades.
Some window treatments can even net you more money in your pocket on your next return. Polywood® plantation shutters are such an energy efficient window treatment that as a bonus to saving you on your monthly heating bills, Polywood shutters 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.
Invest in Newer Appliances With Your Tax Refund
Next to new window treatments such as shutters or putting in a new hardwood floor, what’s the next best home improvement you can make? For most Denver homeowners, that would be investing in new appliances. Similar to flooring and window treatments, new appliances can be a bold fashion statement and update the feel of your home.
Begin with the appliances in your kitchen. The fridge, microwave, and oven are some of best places to start 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 example, stainless steel appliances look modern while still being relatively neutral, so even if you refinish your counters or want to change up your colors, that stainless steel will complement the decor just the same.
Other Tax Refund Home Projects
Putting money back in your home is one of the smartest choices Denver homeowners can make. For more suggestions or for help starting on those new window treatments, call Sunburst Shutters Denver at 720-538-0182
. We’ll make our way to your house for a complimentary, no-strings-attached design consultation to help you make the right choice for your home this spring.