Home Design Ideas For Your Tax Return

Tyler Jorgensen

Proactive San Antonio homeowners have already filed 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 give you the biggest benefit. The answer to that for most homeowners in San Antonio is to invest in their home.

To help you plan your tax return investment, here are some of the most beneficial home improvement projects that you can do. From putting in shutters and floors to getting 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 San Antonio home this spring. In addition to your annual spring cleaning, new floors can completely change the look and feel of your home for the new season. Just imagine how a new tile floor or hardwood might look in some of the rooms in your space.

San Antonio hardwood floor and blinds

Getting new floors is a great tax return project because it can increase your home’s value. It’s a fact that certain flooring like real hardwood and stone or tile can up a home’s appraisal value, while a beautiful new carpet, vinyl, or laminate can decrease time spent on the market if you’re thinking of listing your home on the market at some point.

Spring Into New Window Treatments

As with new flooring, the right window treatment can totally change your home’s style. But tax time is an even better time to consider new window treatments, as the weather changes with each day and you start opening up your windows more. Some of the best and most popular window treatments for the spring include plantation shutters and shades.

San Antonio shutters in kitchen and great room

Some window treatments can help you get even more money back on your next return. 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 house with your tax refund, be sure to consider home value and energy efficiency as well as how they look.

Invest in New Appliances

Next to new window treatments like shutters or putting in a new hardwood floor, what’s the next best home project to invest in? For the majority of San Antonio homeowners, that would be putting in new appliances. Like flooring and window treatments, new appliances can be a bold fashion statement and modernize the look of your home.

San Antonio kitchen with shutters and appliances 

Begin with your kitchen appliances. Your refrigerator, dishwasher, and oven are some of best appliances to start with when thinking about replacements, as those are frequently the most-used and most visible. Ensure that any new appliance you choose has a neutral look. For example, stainless steel appliances look stylish while still being relatively neutral, so even if you install new countertops or want to change up your colors, that stainless steel will complement the decor just as effectively.

Other Tax Return Home Projects

Putting money back in your home is one of the smartest decisions San Antonio homeowners can make. For more ideas or for help getting started on those new window treatments, call Sunburst Shutters San Antonio at 210-876-0377. We’ll travel to your house for a free, no-hassle design consultation to help you make the right choice for your home this season.