Home Remodeling Projects to Do with Your Tax Return

Todd Hansen

Savvy Orlando denizens have already filed their taxes for 2016 and may have already spent their return checks. But before you start burning through that return like a kid in a candy store, consider where you could spend that money that will benefit you in the long run. The answer to that for many in Orlando is to put that money back into their home.

To aid in planning your tax refund investment, below are some of the best home improvement projects that you can do. From putting in shutters and floors to getting new appliances, these ideas will help you get the most out of your tax return.

New Flooring For Spring

A dazzling new floor is one of the best things you can give your Orlando home with your refund. Complementing your yearly spring cleaning, new floors can completely transform the look and feel of your house for the new season. Just imagine how a new tile floor or hardwood might look in one of the rooms in your home.

Orlando hardwood floor and blinds

New flooring is an awesome tax refund project because it can increase your home’s value. It’s proven that certain types of floors like real hardwood and stone or tile can increase the resale value of a home, while a stylish new carpet, vinyl, or laminate can help increase your house’s walkthrough appeal if you’re thinking about listing your home on the market at some point.

Spring Into New Window Treatments

Similar to new flooring, the right window treatment can totally change your home’s style. But tax season is an even better time to think about window treatments, as the weather changes more with each day 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.

Orlando shutters in dining room and living room

Certain window treatments can help you get even more money back during tax season. Polywood® plantation shutters are such an energy efficient window treatment that as a bonus to lowering your monthly heating bills, the 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 home value and energy efficiency as well as how they look.

Choose New Appliances

After new window treatments like shutters or installing new flooring, what’s the next best home project to invest in? For most Orlando homeowners, the answer is investing in new appliances. Similar to flooring and window treatments, new appliances can make a striking fashion statement and modernize the look of your home.

Orlando kitchen with shutters and appliances 

Begin with the appliances in your kitchen. The fridge, dishwasher, and range are some of best appliances to start with when thinking about replacements, since they’re frequently the most-used and most visible. Ensure that any new appliance you pick has a neutral look. For example, stainless steel appliances look ultra-modern while remaining relatively neutral, so even if you redo your counters or choose a new color scheme, 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 savviest decisions Orlando homeowners can make. For more ideas or for help starting on those new window treatments, call Sunburst Shutters Orlando at 407-630-7011. We’ll come out to your home for a complimentary, no-hassle design consultation to help you make the best choice for your home this spring.