3 Ideas For Spring Home Improvement Projects In Cincinnati, OH04/25/2016Lisa Renee Nieberding Henry Rollins said, “In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move.” Spring brings out the desire to let in the fresh air and roll up your sleeves to get your home looking its best. Here are 3 home improvement tips for spring in Cincinnati to give your home a fresh start. 1. Perform A Spring Checkup For Safety And Energy Efficiency Spring is a great time to make sure your home’s systems are ready for the coming summer months. Homeowners in Cincinnati should inspect these things each spring: HVAC System. Test your air conditioning system to ensure that it’s ready for the coming summer heat. Change out your furnace and air conditioning filters to improve your HVAC system’s energy efficiency. Some HVAC companies will do this service for a low fee. Smoke Detectors. Keep your loved ones safe by testing your carbon monoxide and smoke alarms. Put new batteries in your alarms every spring and fall. Caulking and Windows. Check the caulking around windows, doors, and kitchen and bathroom fixtures for leaks or cracks. Replace the caulking if needed. Put in window treatments, like plantation shutters, to improve your window’s energy efficiency and temperature control. Open all your windows to check that they can freely move. 2. Tackle The Dirt To See Your House Shine Nothing makes your house shine as well as a good, deep clean. Start by decluttering every room to open up the area. Next, clean areas you don’t clean weekly including floors, kitchen and bathroom walls, baseboards, and ceiling fans. Shine your kitchen and bathroom fixtures. Vacuum your furniture, and clean under and behind it as well. Bring in more light by cleaning your windows. Scrub your windows and screens to remove smudges and dirt. Clean any shutters, draperies, or other window treatments. You can give your blinds a new look with an ultrasonic cleaning treatment. 3. Redecorate Your Rooms For A Fresh Look After you’re done with deep cleaning, you’re ready for the fun part: redecorating. The easiest way to redecorate your rooms is to use what you already have. Rearrange the furniture to change the room’s look. Or try shopping your house, which means switching out the furniture and accessories you already have between rooms. Add more color to your rooms with bright accessories, new paint, and live plants. If you want to give your room a new style, then look through our idea gallery for new ideas and inspiration. It’s brimming with photos of different styles of rooms and window treatments for any space in your house. Once you’ve chosen a color scheme and style you like, you can bring in furniture, artwork, and accessories. Window treatments are a simple item to update that matches your current furnishings and freshens up your home. You can select from a variety of shutters including plantation shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, and barn door shutters in addition to blinds and shades. Find More Design Tips If you want more ways to enhance your home, explore our design tips. And if you see a look and window treatment that you love, call us at 513-216-9740 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation. Our team will walk you through finding the right window treatment to give your home a beautiful, fresh look this spring.