The February 1 deadline is coming so quickly! And Mr. Speedy and I still have a bit of wiggle room before we hit the Home Renovation Tax Credit's $10,000 spending limit (for a maximum credit of $1,350 - the minimum to claim is $1,000). While our knob and tube rewiring, and our various painting projects, have certainly made the credit worth our while, I've been daydreaming a few more projects that we can squeeze in before Feb. 1.
Mainly, my plan consists of a bathroom facelift. New paint, new flooring and a new light fixture are all qualifying projects!
While I love my clawfoot tub, and have learned to live with the bathroom's teeny-tiny size, I still haven't accepted the baby blue walls, faded country-style vinyl tile flooring and the worn medicine cabinet.
A coat of soft (and skin-tone flattering) grey paint, some sleek silver hardware and lighting and some fresh flooring in the form of modern peel-and-stick vinyl tiles (it's hard to believe they're not ceramic!) will help create a more relaxing environment and help bring it more in line with my personal style. A few floating shelves will cap off the design with a little bit of extra open storage, too.
How are you using the Home Renovation Tax Credit?