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Home Remodeling Projects to Do with Your Tax Return

March 21, 2017

Savvy Washington DC homeowners have likely already filed their 2016 taxes and might have even used their refund checks. But before you begin burning through that refund like a kid in a candy store, consider where you can spend that money that will give you the biggest benefit. The answer to that for most people in Washington DC is to invest that money back in their home.

To help you plan your tax return investment, we’ve put together some of the best home projects that you can do this spring. From putting in shutters and floors to getting modern appliances, these projects will get you the most out of your tax refund.

New Flooring For Spring

A dazzling new floor is one of the best gifts you can give your Washington DC home from your return. Alongside your annual spring cleaning, new flooring can completely transform the look and feel of your home just in time for the new season. Just imagine how a new hardwood or tile floor might look in one of the rooms in your home.

Washington DC hardwood floor and blinds

Getting new floors is a great tax return project because it can increase the value of your home. It’s proven that certain flooring like real hardwood and stone or tile can increase a home’s resale value, while a stylish new carpet or vinyl floor can improve a house’s walkthrough appeal if you’re thinking about 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 transform your home’s style. But tax time is an even better time to think about window treatments, as the weather starts changing with each day and you begin to open your windows more often. A few of the best and most popular window treatments for springtime include plantation shutters and shades.

Washington DC shutters in kitchen and great room

Some window treatments can even net you more money in your pocket on your next return. Polywood® plantation shutters provide such great energy efficiency that as a bonus to saving you on your monthly HVAC bills, Polywood shutters make you eligible 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 in addition to how they look.

Choose Newer Appliances

Next to new window treatments such as shutters or putting in a new hardwood floor, what’s the next best home project you can do? For the majority of Washington DC homeowners, that answer would be investing in new appliances. As with window treatments and floors, new appliances can make a bold fashion statement and bring the look of your home up to date.

Washington DC kitchen with shutters and appliances 

Begin with the appliances in your kitchen. Your fridge, microwave, and range are some of best places to start when thinking about replacements, as those are often the most-used and most often seen. Be sure that any new appliance you purchase has a complementary look. For instance, stainless steel appliances look modern while still being relatively neutral, so even if you refinish your counters or choose a new color scheme, your appliances complement the decor just the same.

Other Tax Refund Home Projects

Reinvesting in your home is one of the savviest decisions Washington DC homeowners can make. For more ideas or for help starting on those new window treatments, call Sunburst Shutters DC at 240-339-2588. We’ll make our way to your home for a complimentary, no-hassle design consultation to help you make the right choice for your home this season.