3 Ideas For Spring Home Improvement Projects In Gainesville, FL04/25/2016Eric Ramsey “Spring is the time of plans and projects.” - Leo Tolstoy. If you’re like me, every spring you want to open your windows and clean out the cobwebs so that your home looks its best. Here are 3 home improvement tips for spring in Gainesville so that your home looks as good as new. 1. Go Through A Spring Checkup For Safety And Energy Efficiency Spring is one of the best times to make sure all of your home’s systems are running properly for the summer. Homeowners in Gainesville should inspect these things every spring: HVAC System. Test out your air conditioning system to ensure that it can handle the summer heat. Increase your HVAC system’s energy efficiency by changing your air conditioning and furnace filters. Local HVAC companies may offer this service for a small cost. Smoke Detectors. Test your carbon monoxide and smoke alarms to keep your family and home safe. Put fresh batteries in your alarms in the spring and in the fall. Caulking and Windows. Check the caulking around windows, doors, and kitchen and bathroom fixtures for leaks or cracks. Replace the caulking as you go. Put in window treatments, like plantation shutters, to increase the energy efficiency of your windows. Open and close all your windows to check that they can move freely. 2. Give Your House A Deep Clean So That It Shines Nothing makes your house sparkle like a good, deep clean. Start by decluttering each room to open up the area. Next, clean anything you don’t scrub regularly including ceiling fans, floors, baseboards, and kitchen and bathrooms walls. Wipe your fixtures to give them a shine. Move your furniture to clean under and behind it and then vacuum your furniture as well. Brighten your home by cleaning your windows. Wipe down your windows and screens to remove dirt and smudges. Clean your window treatments including shutters, draperies, and shades. You can clean your blinds with an ultrasonic cleaning treatment. 3. Redecorate Your Rooms For A Fresh Look After you’re done with deep cleaning, you’re ready for the fun part: redecorating. An easy way to redecorate your rooms is to use what you already have. Rearrange the furniture to update the room’s look. Or you can shop your home, which means switching out the items you already have between rooms. Add more color to your rooms with colorful accessories, new paint, and live plants. If you’re ready to completely redo a room, then browse through our idea gallery for ideas and inspiration. It’s packed with photos of eye-catching rooms and window treatments for every space in your home. Once you’ve decided on the style and color scheme you want, you can bring in coordinating furniture, paint colors, and accessories. A simple update for your home is to add window treatments that match yourcurrent furnishings and freshen up your rooms. You can choose from a range of shutters including plantation shutters, barn door shutters, and reclaimed wood shutters as well as blinds and shades. Find More Design Tips If you are looking for more ideas for inspiration, explore our design tips. And if you find a look and window treatment that you want for your home, give us a call at 813-602-5966 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation. Our experts will help you choose the right window treatment to give your home a beautiful, fresh look this spring.