3 Home Improvement Tips For Spring In Cleveland, Ohio04/25/2016Nate Gromen Henry Rollins said, “In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move.” Spring brings out the desire to swing open and scrub everything down to get your house looking its best.Here are 3 home improvement tips for spring in Cleveland to get your home looking like new. 1. Perform A Spring Checkup For Energy Efficiency And SafetySpring is a great time to make sure your home’s systems are working properly for the coming summer months. Homeowners in Cleveland should inspect these things every spring:HVAC System. Run a test on your air conditioning system to ensure that it can handle the summer heat. Swap out your furnace and air conditioning filters to improve your HVAC system’s energy efficiency. Some HVAC companies will do this service for a low fee.Smoke Detectors. Test your carbon monoxide and smoke alarms to keep your family safe. Put fresh batteries in your alarms each spring and fall.Caulking and Windows. Check the caulking around doors, windows, and kitchen and bathroom fixtures for leaks or cracks. Replace the caulking as you go. Put in window treatments, including plantation shutters, to enhance the energy efficiency of your windows. Open and close each window to check that they can easily move.2. Deep Clean Your House So That It ShinesThe best way to make your house shine is with a deep clean. First, declutter each room to open up the space. Next, clean areas you don’t wipe down every week.These areas include floors, kitchen and bathroom walls, baseboards, and ceiling fans. Shine up your bathroom and kitchen fixtures. Move your furniture to clean and vacuum under and behind it and then vacuum your furniture.Bring in more light by cleaning your windows. Wash your windows and screens to get rid of smudges and dirt. Wipe down your shutters, and clean your shades and draperies. You can give your blinds a new look with an ultrasonic cleaning treatment.3. Give Your Rooms a New Look By Redecorating Now that you’ve cleaned your house and decluttered it, 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 an entirely new feel. Or you can shop your home, which means switching out the items you already have between rooms. Add more color with colorful accessories, fresh paint, and live plants.If you want to give your room a new style, then browse through our idea gallery for new ideas and inspiration. It’s brimming with photos of beautiful rooms and window treatments for every space in your home. Once you’ve decided on colors and the style you like, you can look for coordinating furniture, artwork, and accessories.Window treatments are a simple piece to update that matches your furnishings and freshens up your home. You can pick from a variety of shutters including plantation shutters, barn door shutters, and reclaimed wood shutters in addition to blinds and shades.Check Out More Design TipsIf you want 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 440-561-6787 or fill out the form below to set up a free in-home consultation. Our professionals will walk you through choosing the right window treatment to give your home a beautiful, fresh look this spring.