If you’re one of the lucky ones waiting to receive a nice-size tax refund this year, why not spend it on something nice for yourself, like repainting some of your favorite rooms?
Last year, nearly three-quarters of all taxpayers got refunds, with the average refund exceeding $2,800. That’s in line with recent history, so this year’s refunds should be in the same “neighborhood”.
How much painting you can do with your refund depends on a lot of things – the size of your check, of course, but also whether you use a professional painter or do the painting yourself.
The website HomeAdvisor estimates that it typically costs between $400 and $800 to have a contractor repaint a room. The most important variables are the size of the room, whether the walls are textured, and the amount of time the project will take.