Home Design Ideas For Your Tax Return Dollars03/21/2017Darren Wong Savvy Honolulu homeowners have likely already filed their taxes for 2016 and may have even spent their refund checks. But before you begin going through that refund like a kid in a toy store, consider where you could spend that money that will benefit you the most. The answer to that for most residents of Honolulu is to invest that money back in their home. To help you plan your tax return investment, here are some of the best home improvement projects that you can do this spring. From installing shutters and floors to installing new appliances, these ideas will help you get 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 Honolulu 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 think about how a new hardwood or tile floor could look in some of the rooms in your house. Getting new floors is a great tax return project because it naturally increases your home’s value. It’s proven that certain flooring like real hardwood and stone or tile can up a home’s appraisal value, while a beautiful new carpet or laminate floor can improve your house’s walkthrough appeal if you’re thinking of putting your home on the market in the near future. Spring Into New Window Coverings Just like new flooring, a new window treatment can transform your home’s style. But tax time is an even better time to consider new window treatments, as the weather changes as each day passes and you start opening up your windows more. Two of the best and most popular window treatments for springtime include plantation shutters and shades. 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 HVAC bills, they qualify you for energy tax credits. If new window treatments are your gift to your home with your tax return, be sure to consider home value and energy efficiency in addition to how they look. Invest in Newer Appliances After new window treatments like shutters or putting in new flooring, what’s the next best home project to invest in? For most Honolulu homeowners, that would be putting in new appliances. Similar to window treatments and floors, new appliances can be a bold fashion statement and modernize the look of your home. Start with your kitchen appliances. The refrigerator, dishwasher, and stove are some of best appliances to start with when thinking about replacements, as those are frequently the most-used and most often seen. Ensure that any new appliance you install has a versatile look. For example, stainless steel appliances look ultra-modern while remaining relatively neutral, so even if you redo your countertops or want to change up your colors, your appliances complement the decor just as well. More Tax Refund Home Projects Reinvesting in your home is one of the best choices Honolulu homeowners can make. For more ideas or for help starting on those new shutters, call Sunburst Shutters Honolulu at 808-797-2004. We’ll come out to your house for a free, no-hassle design consultation to help you make the best decision for your home this season.