3 Home Improvement Ideas For Spring In Charlotte, NC04/25/2016Neil Blackwelder Leo Tolstoy said, “Spring is the time of plans and projects.” Spring brings out the desire to let in the fresh air and roll up your sleeves so that your home looks its best. Here are 3 home improvement tips for spring in Charlotte to get your home looking like new. 1. Perform A Spring Checkup For Energy Efficiency And Safety Spring is the perfect time to check that all of your home’s systems are ready for the coming summer months. Here’s a list of some of the things you should inspect every spring in Charlotte: HVAC System. Run your air conditioning system to check that it’s ready for summer. Replace your furnace and air conditioning filters to improve your HVAC system’s energy efficiency. Many HVAC companies provide this service for a low fee. Smoke Detectors. Test your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to keep your home and loved ones safe. Replace the batteries in your alarms in the spring and in the fall. Caulking and Windows. Check the caulking around doors, windows, and kitchen and bathroom fixtures for cracks. Repair the caulking if needed. Install window treatments, including plantation shutters, to enhance your window’s energy efficiency and temperature control. Open and close each window to check that they can easily move. 2. Deep Clean Your House So That It Shines If you want to see your house really shine, give it a deep clean. Start by decluttering every room to open up your home. Then clean surfaces you don’t clean weekly such as floors, kitchen and bathroom walls, baseboards, and ceiling fans. Shine your bathroom and kitchen fixtures. Move your furniture to clean the areas under and behind it and then vacuum your furniture as well. Brighten your home by cleaning your windows. Wash your screens and windows to remove dirt and smudges. Clean any shutters, draperies, or other window treatments. You can give your blinds a new look with an ultrasonic cleaning treatment. 3. Redecorate Your Rooms For A Fresh Look After your home is nice and clean, you’re ready for the fun part: redecorating. An easy way to redecorate your home is to start with what you have. Rearrange your furniture to update the room’s look. You can also shop your house. This means you switch out the accessories and furniture you already own between rooms. Add more color to your rooms with new paint, colorful accent pillows, and plants. If you want to completely redo a room, then check out our idea gallery for inspiration and ideas. It’s packed with photos of beautiful rooms and window treatments for every space in your home. Once you’ve picked the style and color scheme you like, you can add coordinating accessories, paint colors, and furniture. A simple update for your rooms is to add window treatments that coordinate with your styles and enhance your home. You can select from a variety of shutters including plantation shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, and barn door shutters as well as blinds and shades. Get More Design Tips If you need more ways to enhance your home, browse through our design tips. And if you discover a look and window treatment that you want for your home, give us a call at 980-292-3933 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation. Our professionals will help you choose the best window treatment to give your home a beautiful, fresh look this spring.