Home Improvement Projects for Your Tax Return

Tyler Jorgensen

Proactive Oklahoma City homeowners have likely already completed their taxes for 2016 and might have even spent their refund checks. But before you begin burning through that refund like a kid in a candy store, think about where you can spend that money that will benefit you the most. The answer to that for most people in Oklahoma City will be to invest that money back in their home.

To help you plan your tax refund investment, here are a few of the most beneficial home improvement projects that you can do. From putting in floors and shutters to installing new appliances, these projects can help you get the most out of your tax return.

Get New Floors This Spring

Awesome new floors are some of the best gifts you can give your Oklahoma City home this spring. In addition to your yearly spring cleaning, new flooring can totally transform the look and feel of your house for the new season. Just imagine how a new hardwood or tile floor might look in some of the rooms in your space.

Oklahoma City hardwood floor and blinds

New flooring is a fantastic tax refund project because it naturally increases your home’s value. It’s proven that certain types of floors like real hardwood and stone or tile can up a home’s resale value, while a beautiful new carpet, vinyl, or laminate 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 Coverings

Similar to new flooring, a new window treatment can radically change your home’s style. 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. Two of the best selling and best looking window treatments for the spring include plantation shutters and shades.

Oklahoma City shutters in kitchen and living 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 heating and AC bills, they qualify you for energy tax credits. If new window treatments are your present to your house with your tax refund, be sure to think about energy efficiency and home value in addition to their looks.

Choose New Appliances

After new window treatments such as shutters or installing a new hardwood floor, what’s the next best home project you can do? For most Oklahoma City homeowners, that would be putting in new appliances. Like window treatments and floors, new appliances can be an eye-catching fashion statement and modernize the look of your home.

Oklahoma City kitchen with shutters and appliances 

Start with your kitchen appliances. The refrigerator, dishwasher, and stove are some of best appliances to start with when thinking about replacements, since they’re frequently the most-used and most visible. Ensure that any new appliance you choose has a versatile look. For example, stainless steel appliances look modern while remaining relatively neutral, so even if you refinish your countertops or want to change up your colors, that stainless steel will complement the decor just the same.

Other Tax Refund Home Projects

Putting money back in your home is one of the savviest decisions Oklahoma City homeowners can make. For more suggestions or for help starting on those new shutters, call Sunburst Shutters Oklahoma City at 405-300-4664. We’ll make our way to your home for a complimentary, no-hassle design consultation to help you make the best choice for your home this season.