Tax Return Ideas: Exterior Renovations

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Tax season is once again fast approaching. This means that people all over the United States are beginning to think about what they will do when they get their tax return checks. Depending on how much you’re expecting to get back, you may be thinking about taking on some home remodeling projects once your money is in your bank account.

As you read the rest of this guide, you’ll see some exterior renovation ideas that are the ideal use for tax return funds. Most of these cost just about the amount of the average American tax return, which means you won’t owe much, if anything, out of pocket once your project is finished. It is, however, important to get a quote from the contractor you’re planning to use before any work begins. This way, you’ll know exactly how much you are looking at paying.

Upgrading your window trim – One thing that can completely change the look of your home is updating your window trim. The James Hardie brand’s 4-inch Color Plus window trim is an especially good option due to its aesthetic appeal and durability. James Hardie products are fiber cement, which means they last longer than vinyl, aluminum, or wood. Furthermore, these wide pieces of trim are sure to make your home pop, even if it is set back a ways from the street.

Investing in new gutters or roofing – Although homeowners don’t always give it a great deal of thought, gutters and roofs go hand in hand. If your gutters aren’t functioning properly, they could ultimately put extra stress on your shingles, causing problems and, if your roof is falling apart, your gutters may not be able to do their job due to loose or falling shingles. Therefore, having your gutters and your roof inspected after you get your tax return is a great idea.

Many reputable contractors will perform free assessments, subsequently making recommendations about what needs to be repaired or replaced. You may find that your home’s roof and gutter system are in perfect working order. Or, you may discover that you need to use your tax refund to pay for an entire replacement. Either way, you will be glad you had the inspection in order to prevent future problems.

Adding new railings to your deck – Throughout our service area in the Carolinas and Virginia, people enjoy outdoor living most of the year. Due to this, it’s important to most homeowners that their decks be both beautiful and safe. Adding Timbertech Radiance or Azek railings to your deck is an excellent way to make a statement and make sure your loved ones don’t get hurt. These two brands of composite railings are well-designed and will last for years. They are also very sturdy and won’t rot like wood.

If you are interested in using your upcoming tax refund to do any of these projects, or anything else around the house, give the Hatch Homes team a call. We enjoy working with clients to transform their homes into everything they’ve dreamed of. If you have an idea, we’ll be happy to turn it into a reality!

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