Home Design Ideas For Your Tax Refund

Stefano Diotaiuti

Proactive Nashville residents have already filed their taxes for 2016 and may have even spent their return checks. But before you start going through that return like a kid in a candy store, think about where you could use that money that will benefit you in the long run. The answer to that for many in Nashville is to invest that money back in their home.

To help you plan your tax return investment, below are some of the best home projects that you can do this spring. From new floors and shutters to putting in new appliances, these projects can get you the most out of your tax refund.

New Flooring For Spring

A dazzling new floor is one of the best things you can give your Nashville home with your refund. In addition to your annual spring cleaning, new flooring can totally change the look and feel of your house just in time for the new season. Just imagine how a new tile floor or hardwood could look in some of the rooms in your house.

Nashville hardwood floor and blinds

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

Spring Into New Window Coverings

Similar to new flooring, a new window treatment can transform the style of your home. But tax season is an even better time to think about window treatments, as the weather starts changing with each day and you start opening up your windows more. Two of the best selling and best looking window treatments for springtime include plantation shutters and shades.

Nashville shutters in dining room and family room

Certain window treatments can even net you more money back on your next return. Polywood® plantation shutters provide such great energy efficiency that in addition to saving you on your monthly heating bills, they qualify you for energy tax credits. If new window treatments are your present to yourself with your tax refund, be sure to think about home value and energy efficiency in addition to their looks.

Invest in Newer Appliances With Your Tax Return

Next to new window treatments such as shutters or installing a new hardwood floor, what’s the next best home project you can do? For the majority of Nashville 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.

Nashville kitchen with shutters and appliances 

Start with your kitchen appliances. The fridge, microwave, and oven are some of best places to start when thinking about replacements, since those are typically the most-used and most often seen. Ensure that any new appliance you choose has a neutral look. For instance, stainless steel appliances look modern while remaining relatively neutral, so even if you install new counters or want to change up your colors, that stainless steel will complement the decor just as effectively.

More Tax Refund Home Projects

Putting money back in your home is one of the best decisions Nashville homeowners can make. For more info or for help getting started on those new shutters, call Sunburst Shutters Nashville at 615-236-8530. We’ll travel to your home for a complimentary, no-hassle design consultation to help you make the right choice for your home this spring.