3 Home Improvement Ideas For Spring In Orlando, FL04/25/2016Todd Hansen ”In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move.” - Henry Rollins. If you’re like me, springtime inspires you to open your windows and scrub everything down so that your home looks its best. Here are 3 home improvement tips for spring in Orlando to get your home looking like new. 1. Go Through A Spring Checkup For Safety And Energy Efficiency Spring is a great time to ensure all of your home’s systems are running properly for the the upcoming summer months. Homeowners in Orlando should inspect these things each spring: HVAC System. Run a test on your air conditioning system to ensure that it’s ready for the coming summer heat. Swap out 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. Keep your home and family 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. Check the caulking around windows, doors, and kitchen and bathroom fixtures for cracks. Repair the caulking as you go. Add window treatments, like plantation shutters, to increase your window’s energy efficiency. Open up your windows to ensure that they can freely move. 2. Deep Clean Your House So That It Shines The best way to make your house sparkle is with a deep clean. Begin by decluttering every room to open up the space. After that, clean areas you don’t scrub weekly including kitchen and bathroom walls, baseboards, floors, and ceiling fans. Shine your bathroom and kitchen fixtures. Vacuum your furniture, and clean under and behind it as well. Brighten your home by cleaning your windows. Wipe down your windows and screens to get rid of dirt and grime. Wipe down your shutters, and clean your shades and draperies. 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, it’s time for the fun part: redecorating. An easy way to redecorate is to use what you already have. Rearrange your furniture to update the room’s look. You can also shop your house. This means you switch out the furniture and accessories you own between rooms. Add more color with new paint, bright accent pillows, and plants. If you’re ready to completely redo the look of 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 every space in your home. Once you’ve decided on a color scheme and style you like, you can look for matching furniture, artwork, and accessories. Window treatments are an easy thing to update that complements your current furnishings and freshens up your home. You can choose from a range of shutters including plantation shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, and barn door shutters in addition to shades and blinds. Get More Design Tips If you want even more ideas for your home, browse through our design tips. And if you find a look and window treatment that you want for your home, call us at 407-630-7011 or fill out the form below to set up a free in-home consultation. Our experts will walk you through picking the best window treatment to give your room a beautiful new look this spring.