Home Renovation Projects for Your Tax Return

Kasey Udy

Proactive St. George denizens have likely already completed their 2016 taxes and might have already spent their refund checks. But before you start going through that refund like a kid in a toy store, think about where you can use that money that will benefit you in the long run. The answer to that for many in St. George is to put that money back into their home.

To aid in planning your tax return investment, below are some of the best home projects that you can do this spring. From putting in floors and shutters to purchasing modern appliances, these suggestions can get you the most out of your tax refund.

Get New Floors This Spring

A dazzling new floor is one of the best gifts you can give your St. George home from your return. Alongside your yearly spring cleaning, new flooring can totally transform the look and feel of your home for the new season. Just imagine how a new hardwood or tile floor could look in some of the rooms in your home.

St. George hardwood floor and blinds

Getting new floors is an awesome tax return project because it naturally increases the value of your home. It’s proven that certain flooring like real hardwood and stone or tile can increase the appraisal value of a home, while a stylish new carpet or vinyl floor can help increase your home’s walkthrough appeal if you’re thinking about putting your home on the market any time in the future.

Spring Into New Window Coverings

As with new flooring, the right window treatment can transform the style of your home. But tax time is an even better time to think about window treatments, as the weather changes as each day passes and you start opening up your windows more. A few of the best and most popular window treatments for the spring include plantation shutters and shades.

St. George shutters in kitchen and family room

Certain window treatments can even net you more money back during tax season. Polywood® plantation shutters are such an energy efficient window treatment that as a bonus to lowering your monthly AC bills, Polywood shutters qualify you for energy tax credits. If new window treatments are your present to your home with your tax return, be sure to consider home value and energy efficiency as well as how they look.

Choose New Appliances

After new window treatments such as shutters or installing new flooring, what’s the next best home improvement you can make? For most St. George homeowners, that answer would be putting in new appliances. As with window treatments and floors, new appliances can be a bold fashion statement and modernize the look of your home.

St. George kitchen with shutters and appliances 

Begin with the appliances in your kitchen. Your refrigerator, microwave, and range are some of best places to start when thinking about replacements, since those are typically the most-used and most often seen. Ensure that any new appliance you pick has a versatile look. For instance, stainless steel appliances look modern while still being relatively neutral, so even if you install new countertops or repaint the walls, that stainless steel will complement the decor just the same.

Other Tax Return Home Projects

Investing in your home is one of the best decisions St. George homeowners can make. For more info or for help getting started on those new shutters, call Sunburst Shutters St. George at 435-485-9332. We’ll travel to your home for a free, no-strings-attached design consultation to help you make the best decision for your home this season.