3 Ideas For Spring Home Improvement Projects In Detroit, MI04/25/2016Steve Hill ”In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move.” - Henry Rollins. If you’re like me, springtime inspires you to fling open the windows and roll up your sleeves so that your home looks its best. Here are 3 home improvement tips for spring in Detroit to get your home looking like new. 1. Do A Spring Checkup For Energy Efficiency And Safety Spring is a great time to check that your home’s systems are working properly for the the upcoming summer months. Here’s a list of some of the things you should inspect every spring in Detroit: HVAC System. Test your air conditioning system to ensure that it can handle the summer heat. Change out your furnace and air conditioning filters so that your HVAC system is energy efficient. Some HVAC companies offer this service for a small fee. Smoke Detectors. Test your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to keep your home and loved ones safe. Put new 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 small cracks. Repair the caulking if needed. Install window treatments, like plantation shutters, to improve your window’s energy efficiency and temperature control. Open your windows to check that they can freely move. 2. Deep Clean Your House So That It Shines If you want to see your house really shine, give it a deep clean. First, declutter all of your rooms to open up your home. Then clean areas you don’t scrub every week including kitchen and bathroom walls, baseboards, floors, and ceiling fans. Wipe your bathroom and kitchen fixtures until they shine. Vacuum your furniture, and clean under and behind it as well. Bring in more natural light by cleaning your windows. Scrub your windows and screens to get rid of smudges and dust. 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 Now that you’ve cleaned your house and decluttered it, you’re ready for the fun part: redecorating. The easiest way to redecorate is to use what you already have. Rearrange your furniture to change the room’s look. Or try shopping your house. This means you switch out the accessories and furniture you already own between rooms. Bring in more color with fresh paint, bright accent pillows, and live plants. If you’re ready to completely redo a room, then browse through our idea gallery for new ideas and inspiration. It’s packed with photos of eye-catching rooms and window treatments for all areas of your home. Once you’ve picked colors and the style for your room, you can look for coordinating paint colors, furniture, and accent pieces. An easy update for your rooms is to add window treatments that match your existing styles and brighten your rooms. You can select from a variety of shutters including plantation shutters, barn door shutters, and reclaimed wood shutters in addition to blinds and shades. Get More Design Tips Explore our design tips for even more ideas for your home. And when you see a look and window treatment that you like, give us a call at 248-429-9294 or fill out the form below to set up a free in-home consultation. Our professionals will walk you through finding the perfect window treatment to give your room a beautiful new look this spring.