Home Renovation Projects to Use Your Tax Return On

Gary Harding

Savvy Denver residents have probably already filed their taxes for 2016 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 give you the biggest benefit. The answer to that for many in Denver will be to invest 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 from your return. Alongside 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.

Denver hardwood floor and blinds

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 a home’s resale value, while a beautiful new carpet or laminate 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

Just like new flooring, the right window treatment can totally 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. Two of the best and most popular window treatments for the spring are plantation shutters and shades.

Denver shutters in dining room and living room

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 and AC 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 New 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, the answer is investing in new appliances. Like flooring and window treatments, new appliances can be a bold fashion statement and update the feel of your home.

Denver kitchen with shutters and appliances 

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 stylish 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

Investing in your home is one of the savviest choices Denver homeowners can make. For more info 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.