Home Improvement Projects to Use Your Tax Return On03/21/2017Tyson Williams Savvy San Diego denizens have probably already filed their taxes for 2016 and might have even used their return checks. But before you start burning through that return like a kid in a candy store, think about where you can spend that money that will benefit you in the long run. The answer to that for many in San Diego is to invest in their home. To aid in planning your tax return investment, here are a few of the most beneficial home improvement projects that you can do. From putting in floors and shutters to installing new appliances, these ideas can get you the most out of your tax refund. New Flooring For Spring Awesome new floors are some of the best gifts you can give your San Diego home this spring. In addition to your annual spring cleaning, new floors can completely transform the look and feel of your house just in time for the new season. Just think about how a new hardwood or tile floor could look in some of the rooms in your home. New flooring is a fantastic tax refund project because it can increase the value of your home. It’s proven that certain flooring like real hardwood and natural tile can increase a home’s appraisal value, while a stylish new carpet or vinyl floor can improve your house’s walkthrough appeal if you’re thinking of listing your home on the market in the near future. Spring Into New Window Treatments Just like new flooring, a new window treatment can radically change your home’s style. But tax time is an even better time to think about window treatments, as the weather changes with each day and you begin to open your windows more often. A few of our favorite window treatments for the spring are plantation shutters and shades. Certain window treatments can help you get even more money back on your next return. Polywood® plantation shutters are such an energy efficient window treatment that as a bonus to lowering your monthly AC bills, the shutters make you eligible for energy tax credits. If new window treatments are your gift to your house with your tax return, be sure to think about home value and energy efficiency as well as their looks. Choose Newer Appliances With Your Tax Refund Next to new window treatments like shutters or installing a new hardwood floor, what’s the next best home project to invest in? For the majority of San Diego homeowners, that answer would be putting in new appliances. Like flooring and window treatments, new appliances can make an eye-catching fashion statement and bring the look of your home up to date. Begin with your kitchen appliances. The refrigerator, microwave, and range are some of best appliances to start with when thinking about replacements, as they’re frequently the most-used and most often seen. Ensure that any new appliance you choose has a neutral look. For instance, stainless steel appliances look stylish while still being relatively neutral, so even if you redo your countertops or repaint the walls, your appliances complement the decor just as well. Other Tax Refund Home Projects Investing in your home is one of the best decisions San Diego homeowners can make. For more info or for help getting started on those new window treatments, call Sunburst Shutters San Diego at 760-405-8887. We’ll make our way to your house for a free, no-strings-attached design consultation to help you make the best decision for your home this season.