Home Remodeling Projects to Use Your Tax Return On03/21/2017Mike Horn Savvy New Brunswick residents have already completed their 2016 taxes and might have already cashed their return checks. But before you start burning through that return like a kid in a toy store, think about where you can spend that money that will benefit you the most. The answer to that for many in New Brunswick will be to invest in their home. To help you plan your tax return investment, below are a few of the best home projects that you can do. From installing floors and shutters to putting in new appliances, these ideas can get you the most out of your tax return. New Flooring For Spring A dazzling new floor is one of the best things you can give your New Brunswick 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 hardwood or tile floor might look in some of the rooms in your house. Getting new floors is a great tax return project because it can increase the value of your home. It’s proven that certain types of floors like hardwood and natural tile can up a home’s resale value, while a beautiful new carpet, vinyl, or laminate can help increase your house’s walkthrough appeal if you’re thinking about listing your home on the market any time in the future. Spring Into New Window Coverings As with new flooring, a new window treatment can radically change your home’s style. But tax season is an even better time to think about window treatments, as the weather starts changing with each day and you begin to open your windows more often. Some of our favorite window treatments for springtime include plantation shutters and shades. Certain window treatments can help you get even more money back on your next return. Polywood® plantation shutters are such an energy efficient window treatment that in addition to saving you on your monthly AC bills, the shutters make you eligible for energy tax credits. If new window treatments are your present to your house with your tax return, make sure to consider home value and energy efficiency in addition to their looks. Choose New Appliances With Your Tax Return Next to new window treatments like shutters or installing new flooring, what’s the next best home project to invest in? For the majority of New Brunswick 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. Begin with your kitchen appliances. The fridge, dishwasher, and oven are some of best places to start when thinking about replacements, as those are typically the most-used and most visible. Ensure that any new appliance you choose has a neutral look. For example, stainless steel appliances look ultra-modern while still being relatively neutral, so even if you redo your counters or repaint the walls, that stainless steel will complement the decor just as effectively. More Tax Refund Home Projects Reinvesting in your home is one of the savviest decisions New Brunswick homeowners can make. For more suggestions or for help starting on those new window treatments, call Sunburst Shutters New Brunswick at 732-301-6168. We’ll come out to your house for a complimentary, no-strings-attached design consultation to help you make the right choice for your home this spring.