Home Improvement Ideas For Your Tax Return

Matt Thelander

Forward-thinking Salt Lake City homeowners have likely already filed their taxes for 2016 and might have already spent their refund checks. But before you start going through that refund like a kid in a toy store, consider where you can spend that money that will benefit you the most. The answer to that for many in Salt Lake City will be to put that money back into their home.

To help you plan your tax return investment, below are some of the most beneficial home projects that you can do. From installing shutters and floors to installing new appliances, these suggestions can get you the most out of your tax refund.

New Flooring For Spring

A dazzling new floor is one of the best things you can give your Salt Lake City home this spring. In addition to your yearly spring cleaning, new flooring can totally change the look and feel of your home for the new season. Just think about how a new hardwood floor, carpet or tile could look in one of the rooms in your house.

Salt Lake City hardwood floor and blinds

New flooring is an awesome tax return project because it naturally increases your home’s value. It’s proven that certain types of floors like hardwood and stone or tile can up a home’s appraisal value, while a beautiful new carpet or vinyl floor can decrease time spent on the market if you’re thinking about putting your home on the market in the near future.

Spring Into New Window Treatments

Similar to new flooring, a new 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 as each day passes and you start opening up your windows more. Two of the best and most popular window treatments for springtime include plantation shutters and shades.

Salt Lake City shutters in kitchen and family room

Certain window treatments can help you get even more money in your pocket 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 present to yourself with your tax return, make sure to consider energy efficiency and home value as well as how they look.

Invest in Newer Appliances With Your Tax Return

After new window treatments like shutters or putting in new flooring, what’s the next best home improvement you can make? For most Salt Lake City homeowners, the answer is putting in new appliances. Like flooring and window treatments, new appliances can be a bold fashion statement and bring the look of your home up to date.

Salt Lake City kitchen with shutters and appliances 

Begin with the appliances in your kitchen. Your refrigerator, microwave, 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 purchase has a versatile look. For example, stainless steel appliances look modern while still being relatively neutral, so even if you redo your counters or repaint the walls, that stainless steel will complement the decor just as well.

Other Tax Return Home Projects

Reinvesting in your home is one of the smartest decisions Salt Lake City homeowners can make. For more info or for help getting started on those new shutters, call Sunburst Shutters Salt Lake City at 801-515-3598. We’ll make our way to your home for a free, no-hassle design consultation to help you make the right choice for your home this spring.