3 Ideas For Spring Home Improvement Projects In Destin, Florida04/25/2016Eric Ramsey “Spring is the time of plans and projects.” - Leo Tolstoy. Spring brings out the desire to let in the fresh air and scrub everything down to get your house looking its best. Here are 3 home improvement tips for spring in Destin to give your home a fresh start. 1. Do A Spring Checkup For Safety And Energy Efficiency Spring is the perfect time to check that your home’s systems are working properly for the the upcoming summer months. Homeowners in Destin should inspect these things every spring: HVAC System. Test out your air conditioning system to check that it’s ready for the coming summer heat. Swap out your furnace and air conditioning filters so that your HVAC system is energy efficient. Many HVAC companies will do this service for a small cost. Smoke Detectors. Test your carbon monoxide and smoke alarms to keep your family safe. Put new batteries in your alarms each spring and fall. Caulking and Windows. Check the caulking around doors, windows, and kitchen and bathroom fixtures for leaks or cracks. Fix the caulking as needed. Put in window treatments, including plantation shutters, to improve your window’s energy efficiency and temperature control. Open up your windows to make sure that they can move freely. 2. Give Your House A Deep Clean So That It Shines If you want to see your house really shine, give it a deep clean. Begin by decluttering all of your rooms to open up the space. Then clean anything you don’t wipe down regularly.These areas include floors, kitchen and bathroom walls, baseboards, and ceiling fans. Shine your bathroom and kitchen fixtures. Vacuum your furniture, and clean under and behind it. Bring in more natural light by cleaning your windows. Wash your windows and screens to get rid of smudges and dust. Clean your draperies and shades and wipe down your shutters. 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. Rearranging your furniture can give the room an entirely new feel. Or you can shop your house. This means you switch out the furniture and accessories you already own between rooms. Add more color to your rooms with colorful accessories, new paint, and plants. If you’re ready to completely redo a room, then browse through our idea gallery for inspiration and ideas. It’s brimming with photos of stunning rooms and window treatments for all areas of your house. Once you’ve picked a color scheme and style for your room, you can look for matching paint colors, furniture, and accent pieces. An easy update for your home is to add window treatments that coordinate with yourcurrent furnishings and enhance your rooms. You can pick from a variety of shutters including plantation shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, and barn door shutters as well as shades and blinds. Check Out More Design Tips If you need even more ideas for your home, browse through our design tips. And when you find a look and window treatment that you want, give us a call at 850-203-0419 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation. Our team of professionals will help you find the perfect window treatment to give your home a beautiful new look this spring.