Home Remodeling Projects to Use Your Tax Return On03/21/2017Greg Arnett Proactive Phoenix denizens have probably already completed their 2016 taxes and might have already cashed their refund checks. But before you start going through that refund like a kid in a candy store, consider where you could use that money that will give you the biggest benefit. The answer to that for most people in Phoenix will be to invest that money back in their home. To help you plan your tax return investment, below are a few of the best home projects that you can do. From putting in shutters and floors to putting in modern appliances, these suggestions will help you get 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 Phoenix home with your refund. In addition to your annual spring cleaning, new flooring can totally transform the look and feel of your home for the new season. Just imagine how a new tile floor or hardwood might look in one of the rooms in your house. Getting new floors is a great tax return project because it can increase your home’s value. It’s proven that certain flooring like real hardwood and natural tile can increase the appraisal value of a home, while a beautiful new carpet or laminate floor can decrease time spent on the market if you’re thinking about listing your home on the market at some point. Spring Into New Window Coverings Similar to new flooring, a new window treatment can totally change your home’s style. But tax time is an even better time to think about window treatments, as the weather changes more with each day and you begin to open your windows more often. Two of our favorite window treatments for the spring include plantation shutters and shades. Certain window treatments can help you get even more money in your pocket on your next return. Polywood® plantation shutters provide such great energy efficiency that as a bonus to lowering your monthly HVAC bills, Polywood shutters make you eligible for energy tax credits. If new window treatments are your gift to yourself with your tax refund, be sure to think about home value and energy efficiency as well as how they look. Choose New Appliances After new window treatments like shutters or putting in a new hardwood floor, what’s the next best home project to invest in? For the majority of Phoenix homeowners, the answer is investing in new appliances. As with flooring and window treatments, new appliances can be a striking fashion statement and update the feel of your home. Begin with your kitchen appliances. The refrigerator, microwave, and oven are some of best places to start when thinking about replacements, since they’re frequently the most-used and most often seen. Ensure that any new appliance you choose has a complementary look. For instance, stainless steel appliances look ultra-modern while still being relatively neutral, so even if you redo your counters or choose a new color scheme, that stainless steel will complement the decor just the same. Other Tax Refund Home Projects Investing in your home is one of the best choices Phoenix homeowners can make. For more info or for help getting started on those new window treatments, call Sunburst Shutters Phoenix at 480-485-7743. We’ll travel to your house for a complimentary, no-hassle design consultation to help you make the best decision for your home this season.