The IRS estimates the average refund for home owners to be $2,840 for the 2017 filing year. While some may look at using that money towards a lavish vacation, a shopping spree or a new big screen tv, the prudent investor is looking at ways to make the most of their refund.   Whether you’re planning to sell, looking for ways to increase your energy efficiency, or just looking to do a couple upgrades, home improvement is a fantastic way to make sure that your refund is put to good use.

Rated number one for return on investment in the midrange projects for the 2017 Cost vs. Value Report is attic insulation.  After the PNW’s especially harsh winter, using your refund to improve your energy efficiency is just smart.  Experts believe the average return on investment for this type of project to be 145%.

Spring is a fantastic time to create a list of items that require repair or maintenance around the home. Hiring a handyman to fix holes in drywall, hang shelving, clean out the gutters, or even change out the hardware in the kitchen for an updated look.  Most handymen charge per hour for smaller tasks, so having a list will allow them to complete multiple projects for a reasonable price.

Your home’s exterior took quite the beating this winter. Now is the perfect time to give it a thorough inspection and cleaning.  Have an expert remove debris, moss and algae from your roof, pressure wash dirt from your siding, and get those windows sparkling.  A professional will be able to help you decide whether a good cleaning is all you need, or if repairs are necessary.

An entry door replacement is a fantastic way to instantly boost your curb appeal.  If selling is your goal in 2017, this small home renovation packs a big punch.  A home’s exterior is its first impression, and the front door is the crown jewel.

If you’re looking at starting a new home improvement project, talk to the professionals a HOMEMASTERS. Our team of specialized craftsmen are experts in their trade, and our project managers will help keep your project on track and on budget.  Call (888) 400-1815 to schedule your free estimate.