3 Ideas For Spring Home Improvement Projects In Miami, FL04/25/2016David White Henry Rollins said, “In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move.” If you’re like me, every spring you want to let in the fresh air and roll up your sleeves to get your house in tip-top shape. Here are 3 home improvement tips for spring in Miami to give your home a fresh start. 1. Go Through A Spring Checkup For Energy Efficiency And Safety Spring is a great time to make sure all of your home’s systems are running properly for the summer. Here are some things you should inspect every spring in Miami: HVAC System. Test your air conditioning system to check that it can handle the summer heat. Improve your HVAC system’s energy efficiency by replacing your furnace and air conditioning filters. Many HVAC companies will do this service for a small fee. Smoke Detectors. Test your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to keep your home and loved ones safe. Replace the batteries in your alarms each spring and fall. Caulking and Windows. Inspect the caulking around doors, windows, and kitchen and bathroom fixtures for cracks. Replace the caulking as needed. Install window treatments, like plantation shutters, to improve your window’s energy efficiency. Open and close all your windows to check that they can move freely. 2. Tackle The Dirt To See Your House Shine The best way to make your house shine is with a deep clean. Start by decluttering your rooms to open up your home. After that, clean anything you don’t wipe down regularly such as floors, kitchen and bathroom walls, baseboards, and ceiling fans. Wipe your bathroom and kitchen fixtures to give them a shine. Move your furniture to clean under and behind it and then vacuum your furniture as well. Brighten your home by cleaning your windows. Scrub your screens and windows to remove dirt and grime. 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 you’ve cleaned your house, it’s time for the fun part: redecorating. A simple way to redecorate your rooms is to find new ways to use things you already have. Rearrange your furniture to change the room’s look. Or try shopping your house, which means switching out the furniture and accessories you already own between rooms. Bring in more color with fresh paint, colorful accent pillows, and live plants. If you want to completely redo a room, then browse through our idea gallery for inspiration and ideas. It’s brimming with photos of beautiful rooms and window treatments for all areas of your house. Once you’ve decided on a color scheme and style you like, you can bring in matching accessories, paint colors, and furniture. Window treatments are a simple item to update that matches your style and freshens up your rooms. You can select from a range of shutters including plantation shutters, barn door shutters, and reclaimed wood shutters in addition to blinds and shades. Check Out More Design Tips If you need more ideas for inspiration, explore our design tips. And if you find a look and window treatment that you love, give us a call at 305-520-7515 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation. Our team will guide you in picking the best window treatment to give your home a beautiful new look this spring.