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Got a Tax Refund? Increase Your Home’s Value with these Home Improvement Ideas

Do you have a tax refund this season, but you are not sure how to spend it? Consider investing some of it back into your home. If you make this a habit, every year you will have the opportunity to increase the value of your home, which will come in handy when it’s time to sell. Here are some ideas to get the best bang for your buck.


Replace Your Front Door

By adding a brand new front door, you will make an immediate improvement to your home’s visual appeal. In addition to boosting curb appeal, a new door will likely improve the insulation and security of your home.


Paint and Change Your Light Fixtures

Painting and changing light fixtures can drastically update the look and feel of your home. Although the cost of paint and supplies can add up, it can guarantee an easy return on investment. The same goes for getting rid of outdated light fixtures. These are some of the first things potential buyers will look at when they walk through the door, so the investment will be well worth the effort.


Replace that Rickety Garage Door

Replacing your outdated garage door will not only save you headaches, but it will increase the value and curb appeal of your home. Have professionals install a smooth-moving, modern-styled garage door that is within your budget.


Replace Windows

By replacing windows, you can earn energy tax credits and promote the opportunity of saving on energy costs to prospective buyers.


Get Low Flow Showerheads

The cost of low-flow showerheads is very affordable and can have an immediate payback. This reduces your home’s water-heating costs by $150 a year. Consider installing a low-flow toilet to save even more money. Efficient flushers can also save $90 annually.


Lightning Protection

Investing in a whole-house surge protector for $300 can save you thousands by preventing damage to unprotected electronics.

As you can see, your tax refund can go a long way in helping you to achieve the upgrades you need to sell your property quickly.