Home Renovation Projects to Do with Your Tax Return03/21/2017Kevin McCormack Smart Jacksonville homeowners have probably already filed their taxes for 2016 and might have already cashed their return checks. But before you begin going through that return like a kid in a candy store, consider where you can use that money that will benefit you in the long run. The answer to that for most people in Jacksonville will be to invest in their home. To aid in planning your tax return investment, we’ve put together a few of the best home projects that you can do this spring. From new floors and shutters to purchasing new appliances, these projects can help you get the most out of your tax return. New Flooring For Spring Awesome new floors are some of the best things you can give your Jacksonville home from your return. In addition to your annual spring cleaning, new flooring can completely transform the look and feel of your home for the new season. Just think about how a new tile floor or hardwood could look in some of the rooms in your house. Getting new floors is an awesome tax refund project because it can increase your home’s value. It’s a fact that certain types of floors like real hardwood and stone or tile can increase a home’s resale value, 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 Treatments As with new flooring, a new window treatment can radically change the style of your home. But tax season is an even better time to consider new window treatments, as the weather starts changing as each day passes and you begin to open your windows more often. A few of the best selling and best looking window treatments for springtime include plantation shutters and shades. Some window treatments can help you get even more money in your pocket during tax season. Polywood® plantation shutters provide such great energy efficiency that as a bonus to lowering your monthly heating and AC bills, Polywood shutters qualify you for energy tax credits. If new window treatments are your present to your home with your tax return, make sure to think about energy efficiency and home value in addition to how they look. Invest in New Appliances With Your Tax Refund Next to new window treatments like shutters or installing new flooring, what’s the next best home improvement you can make? For the majority of Jacksonville homeowners, that would be investing in new appliances. Like window treatments and floors, new appliances can make a striking fashion statement and update the feel of your home. Begin with your kitchen appliances. Your fridge, microwave, and range are some of best appliances to start with when thinking about replacements, since they’re frequently the most-used and most often seen. Be sure that any new appliance you pick has a neutral look. For instance, stainless steel appliances look ultra-modern while still being relatively neutral, so even if you refinish your counters or choose a new color scheme, your appliances complement the decor just the same. Other Tax Return Home Projects Putting money back in your home is one of the best decisions Jacksonville homeowners can make. For more ideas or for help getting started on those new shutters, call Sunburst Shutters Jacksonville at 904-289-1663. We’ll make our way to your house for a free, no-strings-attached design consultation to help you make the right choice for your home this spring.