Inspiration and DIY Kitchen Remodel Tips: 5 Ways to Use Your Tax Refund

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Is your tax refund burning a hole in your wallet? If so, consider planning a kitchen remodel. There are a number of projects you can do to update your home, put your personal touch on your design, and increase your property's value.

1. Tile a Backsplash

One of the easiest ways to add personality, depth, and texture to your kitchen is to add a tile backsplash. With the many colors, textures, and finishes that tile comes in, you can achieve any kind of look, whether it's rustic, contemporary, bold and colorful, soft and subdued, classic, or modern. With the addition of a tile backsplash, you can create a focal point above your stovetop or simply add a special pattern, design, or border to your kitchen space.

2. Be Floored

You can completely transform a room by replacing old, outdated flooring. Try, for instance, revitalizing the space with a new ceramic tile floor. Ceramic tile is extremely easy to clean, and it comes in a variety of colors and styles. Its natural stone look can easily be integrated with other materials, such as metal or glass tile, to capture the look and feel you're going for.

3. Liven Up Your Countertops

If your countertops look like they're stuck in time, using your tax refund to replace them can help modernize your kitchen. Not only will this upgrade be for your enjoyment, but it will make your home more attractive to potential buyers if you ever decide to move. The addition of granite countertops, for example, will help modernize any kitchen and is a versatile choice for potential future buyers.

Photo features Volga Blue Granite Slab on countertops with Egyptian Glass in Moonstone Blend mosaic on the wall.

4. Jazz Up the Walls

If you're really looking to leave your mark on your house by infusing your personality into the walls, think outside the box. Yes, you can replace floors and countertops, but why not use tile to create a work of art? You can take a plain wall in your kitchen or bathroom and add instant pops of color and texture with tile. The Soiree line, for instance, features eye-catching, iridescent mosaic tile that would be a beautiful design element in any home. It comes in multiple shapes and patterns, and color choices range from more subtle to bold.

5. Add an Island

If there's any part of the kitchen that deserves your attention, it's the island. This is likely where you spend the most time preparing meals, serving food on a casual basis, and congregating with your family. Make your island the star of your kitchen. You can add accent trim to your island, for example, or even replace the island countertop with granite. Either of these upgrades will help your island stand out and serve as an artistic focal point in your kitchen.

Regardless of where you choose to add upgrades or accents, embarking on a kitchen remodel project will provide plenty of bang for your buck if you ever decide to sell your home. In the meantime, you'll reap the benefits and be the envy of your family and friends with your beautiful tile upgrades.