3 Ideas For Spring Home Improvement Projects In Tampa, FL04/25/2016Eric Ramsey “Spring is the time of plans and projects.” - Leo Tolstoy. Spring brings out the desire to swing open and scrub everything down to get your home in tip-top shape. Here are 3 home improvement tips for spring in Tampa to get your home looking like new. 1. Go Through A Spring Checkup For Safety And Energy Efficiency Spring is a great time to make sure your home’s systems are running properly for the the upcoming summer months. Homeowners in Tampa should inspect these things each spring: HVAC System. Test out your air conditioning system to make sure it can handle the summer heat. Swap out your furnace and air conditioning filters so that your HVAC system is energy efficient. Local HVAC companies may will do this service for a low fee. Smoke Detectors. Keep your home and family safe by testing your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Put new batteries in your alarms each spring and fall. Caulking and Windows. Inspect the caulking around windows, doors, and kitchen and bathroom fixtures for holes or cracks. Fix the caulking if needed. Install window treatments, such as plantation shutters, to enhance the energy efficiency of your windows. Open every window to ensure that they can easily 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 your home. Next, clean areas you don’t scrub weekly including floors, kitchen and bathroom walls, baseboards, and ceiling fans. Shine your bathroom and kitchen fixtures. Vacuum your furniture and the area under and behind it as well. Brighten your home by cleaning your windows. Scrub your screens and windows to get rid of smudges and dirt. 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 Now that you’ve cleaned your house and decluttered it, you’re ready for the fun part: redecorating. The easiest way to redecorate your home is to use what you already have. You can give your room a whole new look by rearranging your furniture. Or try shopping your home, which means switching out the items you already have between rooms. Add more color to your rooms with new paint, bright accent pillows, and live plants. If you’re ready to completely redo the look of a room, then look through our idea gallery for new ideas and inspiration. It’s packed with photos of eye-catching rooms and window treatments for any space in your house. Once you’ve decided on the style and color scheme you like, you can bring in matching accessories, paint colors, and furniture. A simple update for your rooms is to add window treatments that complement yourcurrent décor and enhance your rooms. You can select from a variety of shutters including plantation shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, and barn door shutters. We also offer blinds and shades. Check Out More Design Tips If you are looking for more ways to enhance your home, browse through our design tips. And if you see a look and window treatment that you want for your home, call us at 813-580-7288 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation. Our professionals will guide you in picking the perfect window treatment to give your room a beautiful new look this spring.