3 Home Improvement Ideas For Spring In Kingsport, TN04/25/2016Jacob Hayes “Spring is the time of plans and projects.” - Leo Tolstoy. Spring brings out the desire to fling open the windows and scrub everything down to get your house looking its best. Here are 3 home improvement tips for spring in Kingsport to get your home looking like new. 1. Do A Spring Checkup For Energy Efficiency And Safety Spring is a great time to make sure your home’s systems are ready for the summer. Here are some things you should inspect every spring in Kingsport: HVAC System. Run your air conditioning system to ensure that it can handle the summer heat. Increase your HVAC system’s energy efficiency by changing your furnace and air conditioning filters. Local HVAC companies may provide this service for a small fee. Smoke Detectors. Test your carbon monoxide and smoke alarms to keep your family safe. Put new batteries in your alarms in the spring and in the fall. Caulking and Windows. Inspect the caulking around windows, doors, and kitchen and bathroom fixtures for small cracks. Fix the caulking if needed. Add window treatments, such as plantation shutters, to increase your window’s energy efficiency and temperature control. Open and close all your windows to make sure that they can move freely. 2. Deep Clean Your House So That It Shines Nothing makes your house sparkle as well as a good, deep clean. Start by decluttering all of your rooms to open up your home. Next, clean areas you don’t wipe down weekly such as floors, kitchen and bathroom walls, baseboards, and ceiling fans. Shine your kitchen and bathroom fixtures. Move your furniture to clean the areas under and behind it and then vacuum your furniture as well. Brighten your home by cleaning your windows. Wipe down your screens and windows to remove dirt and smudges. 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 Now that you’ve cleaned your house and decluttered it, you’re ready for the fun part: redecorating. The simplest way to redecorate is to use what you already have. Rearrange the furniture to update the room’s look. Or you can shop your home, which means switching out the accessories and furniture you already have between rooms. Add more color with new paint, colorful accent pillows, and plants. If you’re ready to completely redo 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 all areas of your home. Once you’ve decided on the style and color scheme you want, you can add coordinating furniture, artwork, and accessories. Window treatments are a simple piece to update that coordinates with your furnishings and freshens up your rooms. You can choose from a range of shutters including plantation shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, and barn door shutters as well as blinds and shades. Check Out More Design Tips Explore our design tips for even more ideas for your home. And when you see a look and window treatment that you love, call us at 276-378-7422 or fill out the form below to set up a free in-home consultation. Our team will help you pick the right window treatment to give your home a beautiful new look this spring.