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5 Home Improvement Projects to Do With Your Tax Refund

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1. Replace the front door
Replacing the front door of your home with a steel or fiberglass door not only adds curb appeal but added security. Get rid of old drafty doors with a new front door that can improve the insulation in your home.

2. Add a deck
A deck is a highly desirable amenity. They are the perfect place to gather with friends or family during the warmer months. If you already have a deck, there are a few ways to spruce it up to get a longer life out of it. Check for loose boards, refinish it, or add new furniture or grill. Spruce up the landscaping around the deck to give it better curb appeal.

3. Remodel the kitchen
The general rule of thumb is to spend 25% of the home’s value on a new kitchen. Update old appliances, replace cabinets, put in new counter tops to make the kitchen have a more modern look. Remodeling a kitchen is also a great way to attract buyers. If it looks a outdated potential buyers might not make an offer.

4. Replace your older appliances
Modernize and add value to your home with new appliances. Save money on energy bills with energy efficient home appliances such as a dishwasher, washer, dryer, fridge, and oven.

5. Replace windows
Cut down on heating and cooling bills with new windows. There are a variety of windows out there that can accommodate to your taste and your budget.

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