3 Home Improvement Ideas For Spring In Minneapolis, MN04/25/2016George Christ Leo Tolstoy said, “Spring is the time of plans and projects.” Spring brings out the desire to fling open the windows and clean out the cobwebs to get your home looking its best. Here are 3 home improvement tips for spring in Minneapolis so that your home looks as good as new. 1. Go Through A Spring Checkup For Energy Efficiency And Safety Spring is a great time to make sure your home’s systems are running properly for the the upcoming summer months. Homeowners in Minneapolis should inspect these things each spring: HVAC System. Run your air conditioning system to ensure that it’s ready for summer. Improve your HVAC system’s energy efficiency by changing your furnace and air conditioning filters. Local HVAC companies may will do this service for a small fee. Smoke Detectors. Keep your loved ones safe by testing your carbon monoxide and smoke alarms. Replace the 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 holes or cracks. Repair the caulking if needed. Put in window treatments, such as plantation shutters, to increase your window’s energy efficiency and temperature control. Open and close every window to check that they can move freely. 2. Give Your House A Deep Clean So That It Shines The best way to make your house sparkle is with a deep clean. Start by decluttering your rooms to open up your home. After that, clean anything you don’t wipe down every week including ceiling fans, floors, baseboards, and kitchen and bathrooms walls. Shine your kitchen and bathroom fixtures. Vacuum your furniture and the area under and behind it. Bring in more natural light by cleaning your windows. Wash your screens and windows to remove dirt and smudges. Clean your draperies and shades and wipe down your shutters. You can clean your blinds with an ultrasonic cleaning treatment. 3. Redecorate Your Rooms For A Fresh Look After your home is nice and clean, you’re ready for the fun part: redecorating. An easy way to redecorate is to find new ways to use things you already have. Rearranging your furniture can give the room a whole new feel. Or you can shop your home. This means you switch out the furniture and accessories you already own between rooms. Add more color to your rooms with bright accessories, new paint, and plants. If you want to give your room a completely new look, then check out our idea gallery for new ideas and inspiration. It’s full of photos of eye-catching rooms and window treatments for any space in your home. Once you’ve picked colors and the style you want, you can add matching furniture, artwork, and accessories. An easy update for your home is to bring in window treatments that coordinate with yourcurrent styles and enhance your rooms. You can choose from a variety of shutters including plantation shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, and barn door shutters as well as blinds and shades. Check Out More Design Tips If you are looking for even more ways to enhance your home, take a look at our design tips. And if you find a look and window treatment that you want, give us a call at 952-856-8130 or fill out the form below to set up a free in-home consultation. Our professionals will walk you through finding the best window treatment to give your home a beautiful new look this spring.