3 Home Improvement Ideas For Spring In Houston, TX04/25/2016Cory Cryer “Spring is the time of plans and projects.” - Leo Tolstoy. If you’re like me, every spring you want to fling open the windows and roll up your sleeves to get your house in tip-top shape. Here are 3 home improvement tips for spring in Houston to get your home looking like new. 1. Go Through A Spring Checkup For Energy Efficiency And Safety Spring is one of the best times to check that your home’s systems are working properly for the summer. Homeowners in Houston should inspect these things each spring: HVAC System. Run a test on your air conditioning system to ensure that it’s ready for summer. Swap out your furnace and air conditioning filters to improve your HVAC system’s energy efficiency. Some HVAC companies provide this service for a small fee. Smoke Detectors. Keep your family safe by testing your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Put new batteries in your alarms each spring and fall. Caulking and Windows. Inspect the caulking around doors, windows, and kitchen and bathroom fixtures for cracks. Repair the caulking if needed. Install window treatments, including plantation shutters, to improve the energy efficiency of your windows. Open your windows to check that they can easily move. 2. Give Your House A Deep Clean So That It Shines The best way to make your house shine is with a deep clean. Begin by decluttering every room to open up the space. Then clean anything you don’t clean every week such as ceiling fans, floors, baseboards, and kitchen and bathrooms walls. Shine your bathroom and kitchen fixtures. Vacuum your furniture and the area under and behind it. Bring in more natural light by cleaning your windows. Wash your screens and windows to remove dirt and grime. Clean your shades and draperies and wipe down your shutters. You can give your window blinds a lift with an ultrasonic cleaning treatment. 3. Give Your Rooms a New Look By Redecorating After you’re done with deep cleaning, it’s time for the fun part: redecorating. The simplest way to redecorate your home is to find new ways to use things you already have. Rearrange your furniture to update the room’s look. Or try shopping your home. This means you switch out the items you already have between rooms. Add more color to your rooms with paint, colorful accent pillows, and live plants. If you want to give your room a completely new look, then browse through our idea gallery for inspiration and ideas. It’s brimming with photos of different styles of rooms and window treatments for every space in your house. Once you’ve picked colors and the style you like, you can bring in matching furniture, paint colors, and accessories. An easy update for your rooms is to bring in window treatments that match your existing furnishings and enhance your rooms. You can pick from a variety of shutters including plantation shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, and barn door shutters in addition to blinds and shades. Check Out More Design Tips Take a look at our design tips for more ideas for inspiration. And when you discover a look and window treatment that you like, call us at 713-853-9629 or fill out the form below to set up a free in-home consultation. Our team will guide you in finding the perfect window treatment to give your home a beautiful, fresh look this spring.