3 Ideas For Spring Home Improvement Projects In Dallas, TX04/25/2016Collins Jones Leo Tolstoy said, “Spring is the time of plans and projects.” If you’re like me, every spring you want to open your windows and roll up your sleeves so that your house looks its best. Here are 3 home improvement tips for spring in Dallas so that your home looks as good as new. 1. Perform A Spring Checkup For Safety And Energy Efficiency Spring is a great time to make sure your home’s systems are working properly for the the upcoming summer months. Homeowners in Dallas should inspect these things every spring: HVAC System. Test your air conditioning system to ensure that it’s ready for the coming summer heat. Increase your HVAC system’s energy efficiency by changing your air conditioning and furnace filters. Many HVAC companies offer this service for a small fee. Smoke Detectors. Test your carbon monoxide and smoke alarms to keep your family safe. Put new batteries in your alarms in the spring and in the fall. Caulking and Windows. Inspect the caulking around windows, doors, and kitchen and bathroom fixtures for small cracks. Fix the caulking if needed. Install window treatments, like plantation shutters, to increase your window’s energy efficiency. Open and close every window to check that they can freely move. 2. Give Your House A Deep Clean So That It Shines Nothing makes your house shine like a good, deep clean. First, declutter every room to open up the space. After that, clean surfaces you don’t wipe down regularly such as ceiling fans, floors, baseboards, and kitchen and bathrooms walls. Shine your bathroom and kitchen fixtures. Move your furniture to clean and vacuum the areas under and behind it and then vacuum your furniture as well. Let in more light by cleaning your windows. Wipe down your windows and screens to remove smudges and dirt. Clean any shutters, draperies, or other window treatments. You can give your window blinds a lift with an ultrasonic cleaning treatment. 3. Redecorate Your Rooms For A Fresh Look Now that you’ve cleaned your house and decluttered it, it’s time for the fun part: redecorating. The easiest way to redecorate your rooms is to use what you already have. You can give your room a whole new look by rearranging the furniture. You can also shop your house, which means switching out the furniture and accessories you own between rooms. Add more color with new paint, colorful accent pillows, and live plants. If you want to give your room a new look, then check out our idea gallery for new ideas and inspiration. It’s brimming with photos of stunning rooms and window treatments for all areas of your house. Once you’ve decided on a color scheme and style you like, you can add matching paint colors, furniture, and accent pieces. Window treatments are an easy item to update that matches your style and freshens up your rooms. You can pick from a range of shutters including plantation shutters, barn door shutters, and reclaimed wood shutters in addition to blinds and shades. Get More Design Tips Take a look at our design tips for even more ways to enhance your home. And when you discover a look and window treatment that you like, call us at 214-301-5066 or fill out the form below to set up a free in-home consultation. Our experts will guide you in choosing the best window treatment to give your home a beautiful new look this spring.