As the weather warms and spring is on the horizon, many people are turning their attention to their taxes. For those who are lucky enough to receive a refund, there are plenty of opportunities to put those funds to good use. The following home improvement projects are great ways to take your tax return and use it to improve your home (and your property value)!
Freshen up Interior and Exterior Walls with New Paint
A coat or two of new paint can make a world of difference in a home's look and feel. Few projects will have a greater daily impact than a new color on the interior or exterior walls. Best of all, painting is a home improvement task that many homeowners are comfortable handling on their own, which can lead to greater savings and a sense of accomplishment once those drop cloths are removed and the brushes cleaned.
Install Interior Window Shutters
A window treatment that many homeowners fail to consider is interior shutters. Shutters help to control the amount of light that enters a home, which can help to protect flooring, furniture and fabrics against UV damage. Shutters also bring a dramatic change to the look and feel of a room. There are options available in a wide range of finishes and price points.
Update Your Bathroom
Bathrooms are among the areas of a home that offer the widest range of remodeling options. Because these areas are also heavily used, they also provide a way to impact the overall impression that your home makes on guests. Installing a new glass shower door is an excellent way to boost the appeal of a bathroom. There are styles available to suit virtually any decor or budget, and glass shower doors can be installed where a traditional shower curtain exists, or as a replacement for old glass shower doors.
Reduce Water Consumption
Some homeowners were early in the water conservation trend but found the available fixtures to be a disappointment. Today, however, technology has led to water-reducing showerheads and faucets that provide great pressure and flow while also conserving water. Using your tax refund to update your home's fixtures to greener options is a great way to reduce your water bill and increase your environmental commitment.
Put Your Garage to Work
The garage is usually not considered as a prospect for remodeling projects. That approach can be a mistake, however, as the garage offers plenty of possibilities. Improved storage can be created by putting in a shelving system or cabinetry. In some cases, homeowners can create a new office or play space for their families, especially in garages that are not used to store vehicles.
No matter how you decide to put your tax refund to work to improve your home, be proud of your commitment to boosting the appeal and value of your home this year. Considering the hours that we spend in our homes, this is an investment that will pay off many times over. As always, the team at DeSola Glass, Art & Frame Gallery is here to answer any questions that you may have about our products and services. We look forward to helping you put this year's tax return to good use!