3 Ideas For Spring Home Improvement Projects In Atlanta, GA04/25/2016Dan Taylor 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 clean out the cobwebs to get your house looking its best. Here are 3 home improvement tips for spring in Atlanta to give your home a fresh start. 1. Do A Spring Checkup For Energy Efficiency And Safety Spring is the perfect time to check that all of your home’s systems are working properly for the summer. Homeowners in Atlanta should inspect these things every spring: HVAC System. Run your air conditioning system to check that it’s ready for the coming summer heat. Swap out your furnace and air conditioning filters to improve your HVAC system’s energy efficiency. Local HVAC companies may provide this service for a small fee. Smoke Detectors. Keep your family safe by testing your carbon monoxide and smoke alarms. Put new 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. Fix the caulking as you go. Install window treatments, such as plantation shutters, to improve your window’s energy efficiency. Open up each window to make sure that they can move freely. 2. Give Your House A Deep Clean So That It Shines The best way to make your house shine is with a deep clean. First, declutter each room to open up the area. After that, clean areas you don’t scrub weekly including kitchen and bathroom walls, baseboards, floors, and ceiling fans. Wipe your 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 windows and screens to remove smudges and dirt. Clean your draperies and shades and wipe down your shutters. You can give your blinds a new look with an ultrasonic cleaning treatment. 3. Redecorate Your Rooms For A Fresh Look After you’ve cleaned your house, it’s time for the fun part: redecorating. A simple way to redecorate your home is to find new ways to use things you already have. Rearranging your furniture can give the room a completely new look. You can also shop your house. This means you switch out the items you already own between rooms. Bring in more color with fresh paint, bright accent pillows, and plants. If you want to completely redo the look of a room, then check out our idea gallery for ideas and inspiration. It’s brimming with photos of beautiful rooms and window treatments for any space in your house. Once you’ve decided on colors and the style for your room, you can look for paint colors, furniture, and accent pieces. Window treatments are a simple piece to update that matches your existing décor and brightens your home. You can pick from a variety of shutters including plantation shutters, barn door shutters, and reclaimed wood shutters. We also offer blinds and shades. Check Out More Design Tips If you are looking for even more ideas for inspiration, take a look at our design tips. And if you find a look and window treatment that you love, give us a call at 404-962-8517 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation. Our team of professionals will help you find the right window treatment to give your room a beautiful, fresh look this spring.