50+ Ways to Put Your Tax Refund Money to Work

Put unexpected cash to work and reinvest in projects for your home.

Big or small, allow your tax return to help fund projects that need to get done around the house. We love a good project that adds value to your home, and that’s what we tend to focus on (but we do love the idea of splurging on a great home theater system too). What home improvement projects will you be spending your money on? If you need some ideas, keep reading below.

Home Improvement Projects for Your Tax Return

Home Improvement Projects for Your Tax Return

What projects will you tackle with the help of your tax return?

Photo by: Emily Fazio

Emily Fazio

With a Tax Return $1 - $500: 

How to replace a thermostat.

How to replace a thermostat.

How to replace and install a new smart thermostat in your home.

Photo by: Emily Fazio ©2015

Emily Fazio, 2015

With a Tax Return $501 - $2,000: 

Bronze Tile Kitchen Backsplash

Bronze Tile Kitchen Backsplash

With a Tax Return $2,001 - $5,000: 




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