Home Design Projects For Your Tax Refund03/21/2017Holly Perron Savvy Hartford denizens have already filed their taxes for 2016 and might have even used their refund checks. But before you begin going through that refund like a kid in a candy store, consider where you could spend that money that will benefit you in the long run. The answer to that for many in Hartford will be to invest in their home.To aid in planning your tax refund investment, we’ve put together a few of the best home projects that you can do. From new shutters and floors to purchasing new appliances, these projects can get you the most out of your tax return.New Flooring For SpringA dazzling new floor is one of the best gifts you can give your Hartford home from your return. Complementing your yearly spring cleaning, new floors can completely change the look and feel of your home just in time for the new season. Just imagine how a new hardwood floor, carpet or tile might look in some of the rooms in your home.New flooring is a fantastic tax return 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 or laminate floor 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 TreatmentsJust like 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 changes as each day passes and you start opening up your windows more. Two of the best selling and best looking window treatments for the spring are plantation shutters and shades.Some window treatments can even net you 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 present to your house with your tax refund, be sure to consider home value and energy efficiency as well as their looks.Invest in New Appliances With Your Tax RefundNext to new window treatments such as shutters or putting in a new hardwood floor, what’s the next best home project you can do? For the majority of Hartford homeowners, that would be investing in new appliances. As with flooring and window treatments, new appliances can make a striking fashion statement and modernize the look of your home. Begin with the appliances in your kitchen. The fridge, microwave, and oven are some of best appliances to start with when thinking about replacements, since they’re often the most-used and most visible. Ensure that any new appliance you choose has a neutral look. For instance, stainless steel appliances look ultra-modern while still being relatively neutral, so even if you refinish your countertops or want to change up your colors, that stainless steel will complement the decor just as effectively.Other Tax Return Home ProjectsInvesting in your home is one of the savviest decisions Hartford homeowners can make. For more ideas or for help getting started on those new window treatments, call Sunburst Shutters Hartford at 860-266-5459. We’ll come out to your home for a complimentary, no-hassle design consultation to help you make the right choice for your home this spring.