Home Remodeling Projects to Do with Your Tax Return

Charlie Cole and Brady Parker

Forward-thinking Fort Myers homeowners have already completed their 2016 taxes and may have already spent their refund checks. But before you start going 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 many in Fort Myers is to put that money back into their home.

To aid in planning your tax refund investment, we’ve put together a few of the most beneficial home improvement projects that you can do this spring. From installing shutters and floors to purchasing new appliances, these suggestions can help you get the most out of your tax return.

New Flooring For Spring

A dazzling new floor is one of the best gifts you can give your Fort Myers home from your return. Alongside your annual spring cleaning, new floors can completely change the look and feel of your house just in time for the new season. Just imagine how a new carpet or hardwood floor could look in some of the rooms in your space.

Fort Myers hardwood floor and blinds

New flooring is a great tax refund project because it naturally increases the value of your home. It’s a fact that certain flooring like real hardwood and stone or tile can increase a home’s resale value, while a beautiful new carpet or vinyl floor can decrease time spent on the market if you’re thinking of putting your home on the market any time in the future.

Spring Into New Window Treatments

Just like new flooring, a new window treatment can totally change the style of your home. But tax season is an even better time to consider new window treatments, as the weather starts changing with each day 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.

Fort Myers shutters in dining room and great room

Some window treatments can even net you more money back during tax season. Polywood® plantation shutters provide such great energy efficiency that as a bonus to saving you on your monthly AC bills, they make you eligible 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 in addition to how they look.

Invest in Newer Appliances

After new window treatments such as shutters or installing new flooring, what’s the next best home improvement you can make? For the majority of Fort Myers homeowners, that answer would be putting in new appliances. Similar to flooring and window treatments, new appliances can be a bold fashion statement and bring the look of your home up to date.

Fort Myers kitchen with shutters and appliances 

Begin with your kitchen appliances. The refrigerator, dishwasher, and oven are some of best places to start when thinking about replacements, since those are frequently the most-used and most often seen. Be sure that any new appliance you install has a complementary look. For example, stainless steel appliances look stylish while remaining relatively neutral, so even if you install new countertops or choose a new color scheme, your appliances complement the decor just as well.

More Tax Return Home Projects

Putting money back in your home is one of the best decisions Fort Myers homeowners can make. For more ideas or for help starting on those new window treatments, call Sunburst Shutters Fort Myers at 239-208-6577. We’ll make our way to your house for a complimentary, no-hassle design consultation to help you make the right choice for your home this spring.