3 Home Improvement Ideas For Spring In Austin, TX04/25/2016Tyler Jorgensen Leo Tolstoy said, “Spring is the time of plans and projects.” If you’re like me, springtime inspires you to open your windows and roll up your sleeves so that your house looks its best. Here are 3 home improvement tips for spring in Austin so that your home looks as good as new. 1. Do A Spring Checkup For Safety And Energy Efficiency Spring is one of the best times to make sure your home’s systems are working properly for the summer. Here’s a list of some of the things you should inspect every spring in Austin: HVAC System. Run your air conditioning system to make sure it’s ready for summer. Improve your HVAC system’s energy efficiency by swapping out your air conditioning and furnace filters. Some HVAC companies will do this service for a low fee. Smoke Detectors. Keep your home and family safe by testing your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Put fresh batteries in your alarms every spring and fall. Caulking and Windows. Check the caulking around doors, windows, and kitchen and bathroom fixtures for cracks. Repair the caulking if needed. Add window treatments, like plantation shutters, to improve the energy efficiency of your windows. Open your windows to make sure that they can freely move. 2. Deep Clean Your House So That It Shines Nothing makes your house shine as well as a good, deep clean. Begin by decluttering all of your rooms to open up the area. After that, clean areas you don’t wipe down every week such as kitchen and bathroom walls, baseboards, floors, and ceiling fans. Shine up your bathroom and kitchen fixtures. Move your furniture to clean and vacuum the areas under and behind it and then vacuum your furniture. Bring in more light by cleaning your windows. Wipe down your windows and screens to get rid of smudges and dust. Wipe down your shutters, and clean your shades and draperies. You can give your window blinds a lift with an ultrasonic cleaning treatment. 3. Redecorate Your Rooms For A Fresh Look Now that you’ve cleaned your house and decluttered it, you’re ready for the fun part: redecorating. The easiest way to redecorate your rooms is to use what you already have. You can give your room a whole new look by rearranging the furniture. You can also shop your house. This means you switch out the accessories and furniture you already have between rooms. Bring in more color with colorful accessories, new paint, and live plants. If you want to give your room a new look, then check out our idea gallery for ideas and inspiration. It’s full of photos of beautiful rooms and window treatments for all areas of your home. Once you’ve decided on a color scheme and style for your room, you can look for coordinating furniture, artwork, and accessories. Window treatments are an easy thing to update that matches your current style and freshens up your home. You can choose from a range of shutters including plantation shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, and barn door shutters. We also offer shades and blinds. Check Out More Design Tips If you need more ideas for inspiration, explore our design tips. And when you discover a look and window treatment that you want for your home, give us a call at 512-549-6077 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation. Our professionals will walk you through picking the best window treatment to give your room a beautiful, fresh look this spring.