Home Design Ideas To Invest Your Tax Refund In03/21/2017Bill Burke Smart Indianapolis homeowners have already completed their taxes for 2016 and may have even spent their return checks. But before you start burning through that return like a kid in a candy store, think about where you can spend that money that will benefit you in the long run. The answer to that for many in Indianapolis will be to put that money back into their home.To aid in planning your tax refund investment, here are some of the best home projects that you can do. From installing shutters and floors to putting in new appliances, these ideas will help you get the most out of your tax refund.New Flooring For SpringAwesome new floors are some of the best gifts you can give your Indianapolis home this spring. In addition to your annual spring cleaning, new floors can completely change the look and feel of your house just in time for the new season. Just imagine how a new carpet or hardwood floor could look in one of the rooms in your home.New flooring is a fantastic tax refund project because it can increase your home’s value. It’s a fact that certain types of floors like hardwood and natural tile can increase the resale value of a home, while a beautiful new carpet or vinyl floor can improve a house’s walkthrough appeal if you’re thinking about putting your home on the market at some point.Spring Into New Window TreatmentsAs with 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 more with each day and you begin to open your windows more often. Some of the best and most popular 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 heating bills, they make you eligible for energy tax credits. If new window treatments are your present to yourself with your tax return, make sure to consider energy efficiency and home value in addition to how they look.Invest in Newer AppliancesNext to new window treatments like shutters or putting in a new hardwood floor, what’s the next best home improvement you can make? For most Indianapolis homeowners, that answer would be putting in new appliances. Similar to window treatments and floors, new appliances can be a bold fashion statement and update the feel of your home. Begin with the appliances in your kitchen. Your refrigerator, microwave, and stove are some of best appliances to start with when thinking about replacements, as those are frequently the most-used and most visible. Ensure that any new appliance you choose has a neutral look. For example, stainless steel appliances look stylish while still being relatively neutral, so even if you install new countertops or repaint the walls, your appliances complement the decor just as well.More Tax Return Home ProjectsReinvesting in your home is one of the best decisions Indianapolis homeowners can make. For more suggestions or for help getting started on those new shutters, call Sunburst Shutters Indianapolis at 317-558-9066. We’ll come out to your home for a complimentary, no-strings-attached design consultation to help you make the best decision for your home this season.