3 Tips For Spring Home Improvement Projects In Hartford, CT04/25/2016Holly Perron Leo Tolstoy said, “Spring is the time of plans and projects.” If you’re like me, springtime inspires you to swing open and roll up your sleeves to get your house looking its best.Here are 3 home improvement tips for spring in Hartford so that your home looks as good as new. 1. Do A Spring Checkup For Energy Efficiency And SafetySpring is a great time to check that all of your home’s systems are ready for the the upcoming summer months. Homeowners in Hartford should inspect these things each spring:HVAC System. Test your air conditioning system to ensure that it’s ready for summer. Replace your furnace and air conditioning filters so that your HVAC system is energy efficient. Many HVAC companies offer 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 as needed. Add window treatments, like plantation shutters, to improve your window’s energy efficiency and temperature control. Open all your windows to make sure that they can move freely.2. Deep Clean Your House So That It ShinesIf you want to see your house really sparkle, give it a deep clean. First, declutter all of your rooms to open up the area. Then clean anything you don’t scrub every week.These areas include kitchen and bathroom walls, baseboards, floors, and ceiling fans. Wipe your kitchen and bathroom fixtures to give them a shine. Vacuum your furniture, and clean under and behind it.Let in more light by cleaning your windows. Wipe down your screens and windows to get rid of dirt and grime. Clean your window treatments including shutters, draperies, and shades. You can give your blinds a new look with an ultrasonic cleaning treatment.3. Give Your Rooms a New Look By Redecorating After you’re done with deep cleaning, you’re ready for the fun part: redecorating.A simple way to redecorate your rooms is to start with what you have. Rearranging your furniture can give the room a completely new look. Or you can shop your home. This means you switch out the accessories and furniture you already own between rooms. Add more color to your rooms with paint, colorful accent pillows, and live plants.If you’re ready to completely redo the look of a room, then browse through our idea gallery for inspiration and ideas. It’s brimming with photos of different styles of rooms and window treatments for any space in your house. Once you’ve decided on the style and color scheme you want, you can look for paint colors, furniture, and accent pieces.Window treatments are a simple item to update that matches your existing furnishings and brightens your home. You can choose from a range of shutters including plantation shutters, barn door shutters, and reclaimed wood shutters as well as shades and blinds.Find More Design TipsDive into our design tips for even more ways to enhance your home. And when you see a look and window treatment that you want for your home, call us at 860-266-5459 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation. Our experts will guide you in finding the best window treatment to give your home a beautiful, fresh look this spring.