3 Ideas For Spring Home Improvement Projects In Phoenix, AZ04/25/2016Greg Arnett Henry Rollins said, “In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move.” If you’re like me, every spring you want to open your windows and scrub everything down to get your home in tip-top shape. Here are 3 home improvement tips for spring in Phoenix so that your home looks as good as new. 1. Go Through A Spring Checkup For Safety And Energy Efficiency Spring is a great time to ensure your home’s systems are ready for the the upcoming summer months. Here’s a list of some of the things you should inspect every spring in Phoenix: HVAC System. Test your air conditioning system to make sure it can handle the summer heat. Change out your furnace and air conditioning filters to improve your HVAC system’s energy efficiency. Some HVAC companies provide this service for a small fee. Smoke Detectors. Test your carbon monoxide and smoke alarms to keep your home and loved ones safe. Replace the batteries in your alarms in the spring and in the fall. Caulking and Windows. Inspect the caulking around doors, windows, and kitchen and bathroom fixtures for small cracks. Replace the caulking as you go. Put in window treatments, including plantation shutters, to increase the energy efficiency of your windows. Open every window to ensure that they can move freely. 2. Tackle The Dirt To See Your House Shine If you want to see your house really shine, give it a deep clean. First, declutter your rooms to open up your home. Then clean areas you don’t clean weekly.These areas include floors, kitchen and bathroom walls, baseboards, and ceiling fans. Wipe your bathroom and kitchen fixtures until they shine. Move your furniture to clean and vacuum the areas under and behind it and then vacuum your furniture as well. Bring in more light by cleaning your windows. Scrub your screens and windows to remove smudges and dust. Clean your window treatments including shutters, draperies, and shades. You can give your window blinds a lift with an ultrasonic cleaning treatment. 3. Redecorate Your Rooms For A Fresh Look After your home is nice and clean, it’s time for the fun part: redecorating. The easiest way to redecorate is to use what you already have. You can give your room a whole new feel by rearranging your furniture. You can also shop your house. This means you switch out the accessories and furniture you already have between rooms. Add more color with colorful accessories, new paint, and live plants. If you want to give your room a completely new look, then look through our idea gallery for inspiration. It’s full of photos of stunning rooms and window treatments for any space in your house. Once you’ve chosen the style and color scheme you want, you can add coordinating furniture, artwork, and accessories. Window treatments are an easy item to update that matches your current décor and freshens up your home. You can pick from a variety of shutters including plantation shutters, barn door shutters, and reclaimed wood shutters as well as shades and blinds. Get More Design Tips If you need even more ways to enhance your home, explore our design tips. And if you find a look and window treatment that you want, give us a call at 480-485-7743 or fill out the form below to set up a free in-home consultation. Our professionals will help you find the right window treatment to give your home a beautiful new look this spring.