When planning how to spend your tax refund this year, consider investing in a home improvement project. The average refund last year was just around $3,000, which goes further than you think when doing custom work. We’re showing you 4 different projects you can do with your tax refund to enhance the livability of your home, and increase its value. Win win!
Project #1: Floating Shelves
Investment: $600 +
Open shelving is the unsung hero of home improvement projects; it's the trifecta of function, aesthetics, and flexibility. Floating shelves are less expensive than upper cabinetry, they maximize storage space, and create visual interest that can be styled to reflect your lifestyle. Adding open shelving will motivate you to Marie Kondo your kitchen and to display the things you love — and actually use.
Project #2: Kitchen Dining Space
Investment: $900 +
If you’re less concerned with increasing your home value and more focused on increasing the livability of your space, upgrading your kitchen table would be a great place to start. Eat-in kitchens are cozy, casual and seem to become the hub of the home. Even in a smaller space, you can achieve high style by pairing a small round table and contrasting chairs or built-in benches. This small investment can have a big impact on where you spend quality time at home with family and friends.
Mast Dining Table and Scout Chair in Walnut by Edgework Creative
Project #3: Wood Beams
Investment: $2,000 +
If you’re wanting to go big or go home to a space you love, adding decorative wood beams and wraps are a way to add structure and character. Wood beams anchor a room, introduce natural texture, and make a house feel more like home.
Wood and metal beam wraps by Edgework Creative
Project #4: Wood Countertops
Home can be welcoming by introducing grounding, natural textures. Wood countertops are timeless, work well with any design style and add instant warmth and coziness to a room. The use of wood is an Elle Decor top kitchen design style to look out for in 2019, and we definitely agree.
Wood Island Countertop Inspiration from Chris Loves Julia
Reclaimed Wood Island Countertop by Edgework Creative
Work With Us
We love doing custom work, and we’re here to help guide you through the process. To see what kind of custom project you could do with your tax refund, just request a quote. For more project ideas and inspiration, visit our blog or find us on Pinterest!