Kitchen with Polywood plantation shutters

Home Improvement Projects for Your Tax Return

March 21, 2017

Savvy Miami residents have already filed their 2016 taxes and might have even cashed their refund checks. But before you begin going through that refund like a kid in a toy store, think about where you could use that money that will give you the biggest benefit. The answer to that for most residents of Miami is to invest that money back in their home.

To help you plan your tax return investment, below are a few of the most beneficial home improvement projects that you can do this spring. From new floors and shutters to installing new appliances, these ideas will get you 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 Miami home with your refund. Complementing your yearly spring cleaning, new flooring can totally transform the look and feel of your home for the new season. Just think about how a new hardwood floor, carpet or tile might look in some of the rooms in your house.

Miami hardwood floor and blinds

New flooring is an awesome tax return project because it can increase the value of your home. It’s proven that certain types of floors like real hardwood and natural tile can increase the resale value of a home, while a stylish new carpet or laminate floor can help increase a home’s walkthrough appeal if you’re thinking about putting your home on the market in the near future.

Spring Into New Window Treatments

Similar to new flooring, the right window treatment can transform your home’s style. But tax time is an even better time to consider new window treatments, as the weather starts changing with each day and you start opening up your windows more. Two of the best selling and best looking window treatments for the spring are plantation shutters and shades.

Miami shutters in dining room and great room

Some window treatments can even net you more money in your pocket during tax season. Polywood® plantation shutters are such an energy efficient window treatment that as a bonus to saving you on your monthly heating and AC bills, they make you eligible for energy tax credits. If new window treatments are your present to your home with your tax refund, be sure to consider energy efficiency and home value as well as their looks.

Invest in New Appliances

Next to new window treatments such as shutters or installing new flooring, what’s the next best home improvement you can make? For most Miami homeowners, that would be putting in new appliances. Like flooring and window treatments, new appliances can be an eye-catching fashion statement and bring the look of your home up to date.

Miami kitchen with shutters and appliances 

Begin with your kitchen appliances. The fridge, dishwasher, and stove are some of best places to start when thinking about replacements, since those are typically the most-used and most visible. Be sure that any new appliance you choose has a neutral look. For instance, stainless steel appliances look modern while remaining relatively neutral, so even if you install new counters or repaint the walls, your appliances complement the decor just as well.

More Tax Return Home Projects

Investing in your home is one of the best decisions Miami homeowners can make. For more ideas or for help getting started on those new window treatments, call Sunburst Shutters Miami at 305-520-7515. We’ll make our way to your home for a complimentary, no-hassle design consultation to help you make the best decision for your home this season.
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