Forward-thinking Cleveland homeowners have likely already completed their taxes for 2016 and may have already used their refund checks. But before you begin burning through that refund like a kid in a toy store, consider where you could use that money that will benefit you in the long run. The answer to that for many in Cleveland will be to invest that money back in their home.
To help you plan your tax return investment, we’ve put together some of the most beneficial home improvement projects that you can do. From putting in shutters and floors to putting in modern appliances, these ideas can get you the most out of your tax return.
Get New Floors This Spring
A dazzling new floor is one of the best gifts you can give your Cleveland home from your return. Alongside your yearly spring cleaning, new floors can completely 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 could look in one of the rooms in your house.
Getting new floors is an awesome tax refund project because it can increase your home’s value. It’s a fact that certain types of floors like hardwood and natural tile can increase a home’s resale value, while a beautiful new carpet or laminate floor can decrease time spent on the market if you’re thinking of putting your home on the market any time in the future.
Spring Into New Window Treatments
Just like new flooring, the right window treatment can transform the style of your home. But tax season is an even better time to consider new window treatments, as the weather changes more as each day passes and you start opening up your windows more. Some of our favorite window treatments for springtime are plantation shutters and shades.
Certain window treatments can even net you more money in your pocket during tax season. Polywood® plantation shutters provide such great energy efficiency that in addition to saving you on your monthly HVAC bills, Polywood shutters qualify you for energy tax credits. If new window treatments are your gift to your house with your tax return, be sure to consider energy efficiency and home value in addition to their looks.
Invest in New Appliances
After new window treatments such as shutters or putting in a new hardwood floor, what’s the next best home improvement you can make? For the majority of Cleveland homeowners, the answer is investing in new appliances. As with window treatments and floors, new appliances can be an eye-catching fashion statement and update the feel of your home.
Begin with the appliances in your kitchen. Your fridge, dishwasher, and stove are some of best places to start when thinking about replacements, since those are frequently the most-used and most visible. Be sure that any new appliance you pick has a neutral look. For instance, stainless steel appliances look stylish while remaining 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
Investing in your home is one of the best decisions Cleveland homeowners can make. For more info or for help getting started on those new shutters, call Sunburst Shutters Cleveland at 440-561-6787
. We’ll come out to your house for a complimentary, no-strings-attached design consultation to help you make the right decision for your home this season.