4 Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Return on Home Improvements

If you’re one of the many homeowners who have damaged countertops in your kitchen or have a shower in your bathroom that’s just impossible to clean, it’s time to consider a serious makeover! There’s no better time to start tackling those remodeling projects you’ve been planning for years than when you’ve got a little extra cash to do it. Tax refunds make for a great opportunity to reinvest your money right back into your home.

Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Return

We’ve put together a list of home improvement projects that will be sure to help you get the most out of your tax return this year!

1. Kitchen Remodel: One of the best places to spend your tax return is in your very own kitchen. Experts agree that kitchen remodeling generates a significant return on investment. By selecting an efficient, yet high-quality remodeling solution like Miracle Method’s refinishing process you can upgrade your kitchen for a fraction of the cost of messy tear-out and replacement. With cost-savings like this, you’ll have some extra room in your budget for new appliances, light fixtures and other accessories to help modernize your kitchen.

2. Door & Window Upgrades: Boost your home’s curb appeal by replacing your front door and windows! Swapping out old, drafty or broken doors or windows are considered smart ways to spend your tax return for many important reasons. The best part about door and window upgrades is you can save big on your energy bills. You will also improve security and overall increase the value of your home. Whether you’re planning on staying in your home for many more years or thinking about putting it on the market, budget-friendly upgrades provides a significant return on your investment (ROI.)

3. Bathroom Renovations: When it comes to home improvements, updating your bathrooms in your home will certainly benefit the entire family. Old, discolored and ugly bathroom fixtures like vanities, bathtubs, showers, tile surrounds and floors can dramatically age the look and feel of your home. For a time and cost-saving option, consider repairing and refinishing your existing fixtures right in place. To complete your remodel swap, add new mirrors, change up your decor and replace light fixtures. These small decorative changes will give your bathroom the makeover it truly deserves!

4. Customize your Closet: Designing a closet space that’s beautiful, yet functional might not be a priority for the rest of the family, but it certainly offers an excellent return on investment. Use your tax return to customize your closet space exactly the way you want it! By installing new shelves, hooks, shoe racks and drawers you will create maximum storage space. It may be a difficult task to remodel your closet at first, but when you’re ready to sell your home it will be far more appealing to buyers out on the market. Use these tips from HGTV to get organized!

Spend your tax return on a remodeling project that adds beauty and value to your home! For more information affordable refinishing services, call Miracle Method at (855) 212-7337, or visit the website by clicking right here.

Hiring a Professional vs DIY Countertop Refinishing

DIY is super trendy for 2016. Just spend about 5 minutes on Pinterest and you will see everything from DIY cabinet refinishing to installing pallet walls. Often, doing it yourself is a great option – you can not only save money, but you can do it exactly the way you want, rather than relying on someone else to bring your vision to fruition. YouTube and Pinterest are both great resources for step-by-step instructions and videos on DIY projects. There are some projects that are however, not well suited for DIY and refinishing a bathtub or countertop is one of them.

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We know, because Miracle Method is often called in the midst of DIY refinishing jobs to save the day. Here are just a few examples of what can go wrong when you attempt to refinish yourself:

Potential problems with DIY refinishing

  • DIY products are simply not of the same quality or durability of the industrial grade products we use.
  • DIY options have no bond between coatings and the original surface, so peeling is a common problem.
  • DIY kits are rolled on and highly susceptible to streaking.
  • DIY coatings dry quickly but they don’t cure quickly, so the smallest items can cause dents.
  • DIY topcoats are often not waterproof and may result in a cloudy appearance in addition to being “soft” and scratched easily.
  • Safety – refinishing chemicals are strong and require use of a respirator – not just a dust mask, most do-it-yourselfers are not equipped with proper safety equipment, increasing their risk of injury or harm.

Professional, Beautiful & Durable Refinishing

Do yourself a huge favor and save yourself a massive headache by using a professional when it comes to refinishing. DIY is just not fun when it wastes time and money on something that won’t last or doesn’t work. Miracle Method’s refinishes can last 15 years and longer with proper care – which is why we have the best warranty in the industry.

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Benefits of hiring a quality professional from Miracle Method

  • Two- phase cleaning process removes dirt, grease & build-up from original surface.
  • Burn marks, knife cuts, chips and scratches are completely repaired.
  • Miracle Method’s proprietary bonding agent ensures coatings have a molecular bond to the original surface to minimize any chance of peeling.
  • Over 30 Natural Accent® colors to choose from, applied using a high tech spray process to ensure a smooth and even finish.
  • Waterproof acrylic clear coat for a beautiful, high-quality result.
  • Professional masking to protect surrounding fixtures, cabinetry and walls from any overspray or damage!

Leave your countertop refinishing projects to the pros at Miracle Method. Find a Miracle Method location near you or call today for a FREE estimate 855-212-7337.

Miracle Method Introduces Holiday Remodeling Sales

Huge Holiday Remodeling Sales

As the holidays are approaching, homeowners are starting to take a look around the house and take stock of any updates they can do quickly and affordably before guests arrive. Whether family is coming in to stay with them, or they are hosting Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner for a crowd, it’s important that the home looks nice and everything is in working order.

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Surface Refinishing is a fast and affordable way for homeowners to update their kitchens and bathrooms before guests arrive without the mess of complete renovation. The closer the holidays, the higher the stress level and no one wants to have plumbers, tile setters and contractors parading in and out of their home. Score amazing holiday remodeling sales this season!

As a result huge holiday remodeling sales , the winter season is a very busy time of the year for Miracle Method Franchise Owners. They are not only in the business of making kitchens and baths beautiful, but also saving homeowners the stress of remodeling and saving them money in the process.

We are in the process of rolling out our holiday savings event across the United States and Canada. Look for holiday remodeling sales in local print magazines, online, and in Miracle Method Showrooms. Savings vary by location and all work is guaranteed.

For more information on bath and kitchen updates in time for the holidays, visit http://www.miraclemethod.com/find-a-location.php or call 855-212-7337 to find a location near you. All  in home estimates are free of charge and no obligation.

Miracle Method Helps You Get Top Dollar When Selling Your Home

If you are trying to sell your home and are looking to update your bathroom before you put it on the market, there are a few things you should consider. For starters, you DON’T have to rip out and replace your old tub and sink.  Traditional replacement remodeling is very time consuming and you can expect your bathroom to be out of use for several weeks or even months. Replacement also happens to be very expensive, the average cost of a bathroom remodel can ranges between $5,000 and $10,000.  If you’re looking for a remodeling solution that’s flexible, time-efficient and affordable, avoid any process that involves removal and replacement.

At Miracle Method, we can take any worn, damaged, hard to clean unit, and repair and refinish it, adding 10 – 15 years to the life of the fixture and make it look like new.  Not only is refinishing/repairing a bathtub or sink much less expensive than replacing it, but it is also much greener, keeping the excess tub or sink out of a landfill.

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Realtors around the country  know that bathrooms and kitchens in a home can make or break a sale.  Homeowners are encouraged  to make these upgrades, as it adds significant value to the home. Notably, HGTV’s Lisa LaPorta from Designed to Sell tells viewers that “Tub refinishing is a great improvement to make, and it saves you a lot of money in labor because you don’t have to pay someone to rip out your old bathtub.”

If you are looking to get top dollar when your selling your home without spending the big bucks give Miracle Method a call 855-212-7337.

Bathroom Remodeling Without Removal or Replacement

Instead of remodeling when your bathroom becomes outdated, consider refinishing instead. Bathroom remodeling might seem like a good idea, especially if your fixtures are outdated in form as well as function. Sometimes, homeowners will pay attention to certain trends and then incorporate them into their home design without really asking themselves if they like them or not. While watching current trends is a great way to find inspiration, many trends become outdated after just a few years. If you are going for an on-trend look, but don’t want to invest in a full remodel, refinishing is a great alternative.

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Remodeling your bathroom can get quite expensive. In addition to paying for the installation of new fixtures and materials, you’ll also have to pay to remove old fixtures. Refinishing your bathroom is an easy way to update the look while also repairing flaws such as cracks in your fixtures, backsplash or countertops. In fact, using a beautiful Natural Accents stone-look finish instead of installing new laminate, fiberglass, tile or other materials is an easy way to save money without sacrificing quality.

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If that wasn’t enough, using Miracle Method to refinish your bathroom only takes a day or two. Other bathroom remodeling projects can often take weeks to finish. Having constant construction in your home for this long, and being unable to use your bathroom can be stressful. You should also remember that using Miracle Method as opposed to remodeling is a more sustainable option as well, since you’ll be reusing your old fixtures and materials instead of throwing them away.

For more information on kitchen or bathroom remodeling without removal or replacment, be sure to contact Miracle Method at 855-212-7337 today!