3 Ideas For Spring Home Improvement Projects In Raleigh, NC04/25/2016Blake Jarman “Spring is the time of plans and projects.” - Leo Tolstoy. Spring brings out the desire to fling open the windows and scrub everything down so that your house looks its best. Here are 3 home improvement tips for spring in Raleigh so that your home looks as good as new. 1. Go Through A Spring Checkup For Energy Efficiency And Safety Spring is one of the best times to check that all of your home’s systems are running properly for the summer. Here are some things you should inspect every spring in Raleigh: HVAC System. Run your air conditioning system to ensure that it’s ready for the coming summer heat. Change out your furnace and air conditioning filters so that your HVAC system is energy efficient. Many HVAC companies offer this service for a low fee. Smoke Detectors. Keep your loved ones safe by testing your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Put fresh batteries in your alarms in the spring and in the fall. Caulking and Windows. Inspect the caulking around windows, doors, and kitchen and bathroom fixtures for holes or cracks. Repair the caulking as you go. Add window treatments, such as plantation shutters, to enhance your window’s energy efficiency and temperature control. Open each window to make sure that they can freely move. 2. Tackle The Dirt To See Your House Shine The best way to make your house sparkle is with a deep clean. Begin by decluttering each room to open up your home. Then clean anything you don’t scrub every week including ceiling fans, floors, baseboards, and kitchen and bathrooms walls. Shine up your kitchen and bathroom fixtures. Move your furniture to clean and vacuum under and behind it and then vacuum your furniture. Brighten your home by cleaning your windows. Wipe down your screens and windows to get rid of dirt and grime. Clean your window treatments including shutters, draperies, and shades. You can clean your blinds with an ultrasonic cleaning treatment. 3. Give Your Rooms a New Look By Redecorating After you’re done with deep cleaning, you’re ready for the fun part: redecorating. An easy way to redecorate is to use what you already have. Rearranging your furniture can give the room an entirely new look. Or you can shop your home. This means you switch out the items you already have between rooms. Add more color to your rooms with colorful accessories, fresh paint, and live plants. If you want to give your room a completely new style, then look through our idea gallery for new ideas and inspiration. It’s packed with photos of eye-catching rooms and window treatments for every space in your home. Once you’ve picked the style and color scheme you like, you can bring in matching furniture, paint colors, and accessories. An easy update for your rooms is to add window treatments that match your styles and freshen up your home. You can pick from a variety of shutters including plantation shutters, barn door shutters, and reclaimed wood shutters as well as blinds and shades. Check Out More Design Tips Browse through our design tips for even more ways to enhance your home. And when you discover a look and window treatment that you want for your home, call us at 919-887-9198 or fill out the form below to set up a free in-home consultation. Our experts will walk you through choosing the best window treatment to give your room a beautiful new look this spring.