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Home Improvement Projects to Use Your Tax Return On

March 21, 2017

Smart Detroit denizens have likely 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 benefit you in the long run. 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 new shutters and floors to getting 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. Alongside 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.

Detroit hardwood floor and blinds

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 the resale value of a home, 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. A few of the best and most popular window treatments for the spring are plantation shutters and shades.

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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 home 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, that would be investing in new appliances. Similar to window treatments and floors, new appliances can make an eye-catching fashion statement and bring the look of your home up to date.

Detroit kitchen with shutters and appliances 

Begin with the appliances in your kitchen. Your refrigerator, dishwasher, and stove are some of best places to start when thinking about replacements, as those are typically the most-used and most often seen. Ensure that any new appliance you pick has a complementary look. For example, stainless steel appliances look modern 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

Putting money back in your home is one of the smartest choices Detroit homeowners can make. For more info or for help starting on those new window treatments, call Sunburst Shutters Detroit at 248-429-9294. We’ll travel to your home for a complimentary, no-strings-attached design consultation to help you make the right decision for your home this season.