Your taxes were filed away, and now you have finally received your return, you’re feeling yourself, and nothing can stop you. What will you do with all of your newfound dough? You could go on a vacation, put it towards student loans or splurge on a new wardrobe. Before you go and spend it somewhere else though, think about spending it where you are at (your apartment). Here’s some inspiration on how to spend your tax return on an apartment makeover.

Price Point: Under $200

Plants liven up any space and bring a touch of nature to your home. You can start out with one large plant or expand to five smaller plants placed tastefully throughout your apartment.  Not only are they effective at livening up space, but there has been a body of research suggesting that the presence plants can increase your personal productivity. Projects as simple as hanging a plant in your room or placing a window box of cooking herbs in your kitchen can create a more whimsical vibe throughout your home.

Price Point: $300

At $300 you are entering rug territory! Rugs are great accessories to add a touch of personality to your living room, bedroom, or lounge space. Rugs have multiple uses from showcasing eclectic designs to reducing echo and the sound of footsteps. Many local stores such as Indigo Trade Co, At Home, Homegoods, and World Market typically carry a range of discounted rugs for reasonable prices.

Price Point: $500

The $500 range can work towards getting multiple small projects done. For example, you can purchase a shabby chic chalkboard to play Pictionary or simply entertain friends with notes or quotes. Curtains tend to be a very underrated design accessory. At $500 you can replace your bedroom curtains with “blackout” curtains that completely block outside light. In your living room, you can

Price Point: $1000

You spend about ⅓ of your life sleeping, and it is essential for physical rest and healthy brain function. For these reasons, it’s important to treat yourself to a cloud-like sleeping surface. At $1000 a new mattress and a set of sheets are very doable. Trust us; your back will thank you.

Price Point: Over $2000

With a tax return like this, you have a ton of options. You can go through your home and begin selling old furniture and find new replacements. With this amount, you could also find the new apartment of your dreams. If you are looking for a new apartment in Lubbock, Catalina West is ready to welcome you home. Contact us here or visit us at 3420 Milwaukee Ave Lubbock, TX 79407 to learn more about Catalina West. 

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