Home Improvement Projects To Invest Your Tax Refund In

Darik Neilson

Forward-thinking Las Vegas residents have probably already completed their 2016 taxes and might have already spent their refund checks. But before you start burning through that refund like a kid in a candy store, consider where you can spend that money that will benefit you in the long run. The answer to that for most residents of Las Vegas will be to put that money back into their home.

To help you plan your tax refund investment, we’ve put together some of the most beneficial home improvement projects that you can do this spring. From putting in floors and shutters to getting modern appliances, these ideas will get you the most out of your tax return.

Get New Floors This Spring

A dazzling new floor is one of the best things you can give your Las Vegas home from your return. Alongside your yearly spring cleaning, new floors can completely transform the look and feel of your house just in time for the new season. Just imagine how a new hardwood or tile floor might look in some of the rooms in your home.

Las Vegas hardwood floor and blinds

New flooring is a fantastic tax return project because it naturally increases your home’s value. It’s a fact that certain types of floors like real hardwood and stone or tile can increase the appraisal value of a home, while a beautiful new carpet or vinyl 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

As with new flooring, a new window treatment can totally change 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. Some of the best selling and best looking window treatments for springtime include plantation shutters and shades.

Las Vegas shutters in kitchen and great room

Certain window treatments can help you get even more money back during tax season. Polywood® plantation shutters are such an energy efficient window treatment that in addition to lowering your monthly heating bills, the shutters qualify you 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 such as shutters or installing new flooring, what’s the next best home project to invest in? For the majority of Las Vegas homeowners, that answer would be investing in new appliances. As with flooring and window treatments, new appliances can make an eye-catching fashion statement and update the feel of your home.

Las Vegas kitchen with shutters and appliances 

Begin with the appliances in your kitchen. Your fridge, dishwasher, and stove are some of best appliances to start with when thinking about replacements, as those are frequently the most-used and most often seen. Be sure that any new appliance you purchase has a neutral look. For instance, stainless steel appliances look ultra-modern while remaining relatively neutral, so even if you redo 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 smartest choices Las Vegas homeowners can make. For more info or for help starting on those new window treatments, call Sunburst Shutters Las Vegas at 702-850-6619. We’ll make our way to your house for a free, no-hassle design consultation to help you make the right choice for your home this spring.