Home Improvement Projects for Your Tax Return03/21/2017Steve Hill Forward-thinking Detroit denizens have probably already filed their 2016 taxes and might have already cashed their refund checks. But before you begin burning 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 many in Detroit 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 projects that you can do. From installing shutters and floors to installing modern appliances, these projects can help you get the most out of your tax refund. Get New Floors This Spring Awesome new floors are some of the best things you can give your Detroit home this spring. In addition to your annual spring cleaning, new flooring can totally change the look and feel of your house just in time for the new season. Just think about how a new carpet or hardwood floor might look in one of the rooms in your home. Getting new floors is a great tax refund project because it can increase your home’s value. It’s a fact that certain flooring like hardwood and stone or tile can up a home’s resale value, while a beautiful new carpet, vinyl, or laminate can decrease time spent on the market if you’re thinking of listing your home on the market at some point. Spring Into New Window Coverings Just like new flooring, a new 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. Two of the best selling and best looking window treatments for the spring are plantation shutters and shades. Certain window treatments can even net you more money in your pocket on your next return. Polywood® plantation shutters provide such great energy efficiency that in addition to lowering your monthly HVAC bills, Polywood shutters make you eligible for energy tax credits. If new window treatments are your present to your house with your tax return, be sure to think about home value and energy efficiency in addition to how they look. Invest in New Appliances 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 Detroit homeowners, the answer is investing in new appliances. Like window treatments and floors, new appliances can make an eye-catching fashion statement and bring the look of your home up to date. Begin with the appliances in your kitchen. Your refrigerator, dishwasher, and range are some of best places to start when thinking about replacements, as those are frequently the most-used and most often seen. Ensure that any new appliance you pick has a neutral look. For example, stainless steel appliances look stylish while still being relatively neutral, so even if you redo your countertops or want to change up your colors, your appliances complement the decor just the same. Other Tax Return Home Projects Investing in your home is one of the smartest choices Detroit homeowners can make. For more suggestions or for help starting on those new window treatments, call Sunburst Shutters Detroit at 248-429-9294. We’ll come out to your home for a complimentary, no-strings-attached design consultation to help you make the right decision for your home this season.