3 Ideas For Spring Home Improvement Projects In Boston, MA04/25/2016Holly Perron 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 to get your house looking its best. Here are 3 home improvement tips for spring in Boston to get your home looking like new. 1. Do A Spring Checkup For Safety And Energy Efficiency Spring is the perfect time to ensure your home’s systems are running properly for the the upcoming summer months. Homeowners in Boston should inspect these things each spring: HVAC System. Run a test on your air conditioning system to ensure that it can handle the summer heat. Increase your HVAC system’s energy efficiency by replacing your furnace and air conditioning filters. Some HVAC companies will do this service for a small fee. Smoke Detectors. Test your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to keep your home and loved ones safe. Put fresh batteries in your alarms every spring and fall. Caulking and Windows. Check the caulking around windows, doors, and kitchen and bathroom fixtures for holes or cracks. Replace the caulking as needed. Install window treatments, including plantation shutters, to increase your window’s energy efficiency. Open and close each window to ensure that they can easily move. 2. Deep Clean Your House So That It Shines Nothing makes your house sparkle as well as a good, deep clean. Start by decluttering every room to open up the area. After that, clean surfaces you don’t scrub regularly such as floors, kitchen and bathroom walls, baseboards, and ceiling fans. Shine up your kitchen and bathroom fixtures. Move your furniture to clean under and behind it and then vacuum your furniture as well. Bring in more light by cleaning your windows. Scrub your windows and screens to remove dirt and smudges. Clean any shutters, draperies, or other window treatments. You can give your blinds a new look with an ultrasonic cleaning treatment. 3. Give Your Rooms a New Look By Redecorating After your home is nice and clean, it’s time 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 feel by rearranging your furniture. You can also shop your house. This means you switch out the items you own between rooms. Bring in more color with fresh paint, bright accent pillows, and plants. If you want to give your room a new look, then look through our idea gallery for inspiration. It’s brimming with photos of eye-catching rooms and window treatments for every space in your house. Once you’ve decided on the style and color scheme for your room, you can look for matching furniture, paint colors, and accessories. Window treatments are a simple thing to update that complements your current furnishings and enhances your rooms. You can choose from a variety of shutters including plantation shutters, barn door shutters, and reclaimed wood shutters in addition to shades and blinds. Get More Design Tips Dive into our design tips for more ideas for your home. And when you see a look and window treatment that you like, call us at 781-352-2205 or fill out the form below to set up a free in-home consultation. Our team of professionals will walk you through choosing the best window treatment to give your room a beautiful, fresh look this spring.