3 Ideas For Spring Home Improvement Projects In Chicago, IL04/25/2016Richard Rampton Henry Rollins said, “In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move.” If you’re like me, every spring you want to open your windows and scrub everything down to get your home looking its best. Here are 3 home improvement tips for spring in Chicago to get your home looking like new. 1. Perform A Spring Checkup For Energy Efficiency And Safety Spring is the perfect time to check that all of your home’s systems are ready for the coming summer months. Homeowners in Chicago should inspect these things each spring: HVAC System. Run a test on your air conditioning system to check that it can handle the summer heat. Increase your HVAC system’s energy efficiency by swapping out your furnace and air conditioning filters. Local HVAC companies may offer this service for a small cost. 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. Check the caulking around windows, doors, and kitchen and bathroom fixtures for small cracks. Repair the caulking as you go. Put in window treatments, like plantation shutters, to increase your window’s energy efficiency. Open up all your windows to check that they can freely move. 2. Give Your House A Deep Clean So That It Shines If you want to see your house really shine, give it a deep clean. First, declutter all of your rooms to open up the space. Then clean anything you don’t scrub regularly 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 as well. Let in more light by cleaning your windows. Scrub your windows and screens to remove dirt and grime. Clean your window treatments including shutters, draperies, and shades. You can give your window blinds a lift with an ultrasonic cleaning treatment. 3. Give Your Rooms a New Look By Redecorating Now that you’ve cleaned your house and decluttered it, you’re ready for the fun part: redecorating. The easiest way to redecorate your rooms is to use what you already have. Rearrange your furniture to update the room’s look. Or try shopping your house, which means switching out the furniture and accessories you already have between rooms. Bring in more color with paint, bright accent pillows, and plants. If you want to give your room a new style, then browse through our idea gallery for inspiration and ideas. It’s brimming with photos of different styles of rooms and window treatments for every space in your home. Once you’ve decided on the style and color scheme you want, you can look for matching furniture, artwork, and accessories. Window treatments are an easy item to update that coordinates with your current style and freshens up 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. Get More Design Tips If you are looking for more ideas for inspiration, browse through our design tips. And if you find a look and window treatment that you love, give us a call at 847-250-6544 or fill out the form below to set up a free in-home consultation. Our team of professionals will guide you in picking the perfect window treatment to give your room a beautiful new look this spring.