Five things to do with your tax refund that you won’t regret by June

Tax refunds can disappear just as quickly as they hit your account. There are many things that you can choose to do with your refund. Investing your refund back into your home is one of the best ways to not only improve your daily life but also increase the value of your home.

Here are a few ways to get the most out of your refund in your home:

  1. Flooring – You’ve been living with the flooring that was there when you moved in. You do not hate it, but you do not love it either. Flooring styles come and go, and you are pretty sure that the style you have was out of style out before they built the house. A flooring update is one of the quickest and easiest ways to update your home and increase its value. Hardwood? Engineered hardwood? Vinyl? Tile? Linoleum? Let us help you decide what is best for your room and for your budget.

  2. Porch Repair and Stain – Spring is right on the horizon, and summer is just around the corner! Soon you will be back to entertaining guests and grilling out on the back porch. That’s why now is a great time to get your porches and decks repaired and stained for the year. Replace the damaged boards and apply a new coat of stain and you are as good as new! Over the years nature takes its course on anything outside of the home, which leads us to the next repair.

  3. Repair Wood Rot – Just like a deck or porch, the sun beats on all of the wood and other materials around the home. The spring is a great time to walk around the exterior of your home and check for exposed or rotting wood. Look for gaps in caulking and faded paint, where water can get in. Wood rot is always worse than it looks on the outside, so if you can see it, you need to get it repaired.

  4. Painting – Like flooring, painting is another way to quickly update the whole home. You can pick out some fresh colors and eliminate all of the tired and damaged walls in your home. Get the trim back to the bright white and make sure all the scuffs are taken care of. When those spring cook-outs and get-togethers start happening, your friends will be wondering how you made your house look so much better.

  5. Bathroom/Kitchen Renovation – The kitchen and the bathrooms are where the character of your home is on full display. A fresh coat of paint, new fixtures, counter tops and flooring all make a big difference in these rooms. Kitchen and bath renovations are one of the most effective ways to improve your home’s value and make sure you are not wasting your refund.

Tax season can be an exciting time, but there are many regrettable ways to spend your refund. Contact the Handyman On Purpose team today and make sure you spend it on something that makes your life better and raises the value of your home!

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