3 Home Improvement Ideas For Spring In Jacksonville, FL04/25/2016Kevin McCormack “Spring is the time of plans and projects.” - Leo Tolstoy. If you’re like me, every spring you want to open your windows and clean out the cobwebs to get your house looking its best. Here are 3 home improvement tips for spring in Jacksonville to get your home looking like new. 1. Go Through A Spring Checkup For Safety And Energy Efficiency Spring is one of the best times to make sure your home’s systems are working properly for the coming summer months. Homeowners in Jacksonville should inspect these things each spring: HVAC System. Run your air conditioning system to check that it can handle the summer heat. Swap out 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 loved ones safe by testing your carbon monoxide and smoke alarms. Replace the batteries in your alarms each spring and fall. Caulking and Windows. Inspect the caulking around windows, doors, and kitchen and bathroom fixtures for small cracks. Repair the caulking as needed. Add window treatments, like plantation shutters, to increase your window’s energy efficiency and temperature control. Open and close your windows to make sure that they can move freely. 2. Give Your House A Deep Clean So That It Shines Nothing makes your house shine like a good, deep clean. Start by decluttering your rooms to open up the area. Next, clean surfaces you don’t wipe down every week.These areas include floors, kitchen and bathroom walls, baseboards, and ceiling fans. Wipe your bathroom and kitchen fixtures until they shine. Move your furniture to clean and vacuum the areas under and behind it and then vacuum your furniture as well. Brighten your home by cleaning your windows. Wipe down your windows and screens to remove 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, it’s time for the fun part: redecorating. An easy way to redecorate is to find new ways to use things you already have. Rearrange the furniture to update the room’s look. Or try shopping your home. This means you switch out the furniture and accessories you already own between rooms. Add more color with paint, colorful accent pillows, and plants. If you’re ready to completely redo the look of a room, then check out 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 home. Once you’ve chosen the style and color scheme for your room, you can bring in paint colors, furniture, and accent pieces. Window treatments are a simple thing to update that complements your existing décor and brightens your home. You can pick from a range of shutters including plantation shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, and barn door shutters as well as shades and blinds. Get More Design Tips If you are looking for more ways to enhance your home, browse through our design tips. And if you find a look and window treatment that you like, give us a call at 904-289-1663 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation. Our professionals will walk you through choosing the best window treatment to give your home a beautiful, fresh look this spring.