PORTSMOUTH, Va., April 1, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As Hampton Roads homeowners begin receiving tax refunds, it's time to think about the best ways to reinvest that money in the home. The professionals at House Call Company have put together a list of the top projects to allocate your refund toward this year. What they share may surprise you!
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Paint a Room
For the cost of an inexpensive gallon of paint, you will be able to freshen a room with just a little bit of elbow grease. If you think you might be putting your house on the market sometime soon, painting the space in neutral colors will be more appealing to homebuyers. If you're not looking to move, a new coat of paint in a color of your choice will personalize the room and drastically update the space for a fraction of the cost of a remodel.
Revamp a Bathroom
According to the 2014 South Atlantic Cost vs Value Report by Remodeling.com, a midrange bathroom remodel can recoup almost 73 percent of the costs invested! Improvements like replacing light fixtures with LED lighting, adding ceramic tile and installing a dual flush toilet will revive the space while improving the value of the home.
Add Curb Appeal
While changing your home's siding will give it a new look as well as add value, it isn't the first step to improving curb appeal. Rather, use your funds wisely by pressure washing the exterior, tidying up the lawn and adding colorful plants and swapping your dated mailbox with an upscale version. Small updates will go a long way!
Make Energy Efficient Updates
When doing home improvements, choosing more energy efficient options make a big difference on utility bills. Replacing the five most frequently used light fixtures in a home with ENERGY STAR® qualified lighting can save about $65 each year in energy costs. Additionally, installing geothermal heating and cooling systems will deliver great comfort at a reasonable price, as they are the most efficient and comfortable systems available.
A home is likely one of the biggest assets a person can have. As such, it makes financial sense to take good care of it! Learn how House Call Company can help by visiting www.HouseCallCompany.com.
About House Call Company
As Hampton Roads' premiere HVAC, plumbing, electrical and insulation company, House Call Company is a one-stop shop offering a holistic approach to improving homes; therefore, improving lives. From heating and air conditioning, to plumbing, electrical and home performance services, House Call Company helps homeowners live in the most efficient and comfortable home possible. A preferred service provider for both Service Nation and Angie's List and an approved contractor for Dominion Virginia Power's home energy programs, House Call Company has helped homeowners all across the East Coast for over 12 years.
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