3 Home Improvement Ideas For Spring In Fort Myers, FL04/25/2016Charlie Cole and Brady Parker “Spring is the time of plans and projects.” - Leo Tolstoy. If you’re like me, every spring you want to let in the fresh air and roll up your sleeves to get your house in tip-top shape. Here are 3 home improvement tips for spring in Fort Myers 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 Fort Myers should inspect these things every spring: HVAC System. Run a test on your air conditioning system to ensure that it’s ready for the coming summer heat. Improve your HVAC system’s energy efficiency by changing your furnace and air conditioning filters. Some HVAC companies will do this service for a low fee. Smoke Detectors. Keep your family safe by testing your carbon monoxide and smoke alarms. Put fresh batteries in your alarms each spring and fall. Caulking and Windows. Inspect the caulking around doors and windows as well as kitchen and bathroom fixtures for leaks or cracks. Replace the caulking if needed. Install window treatments, such as plantation shutters, to improve the energy efficiency of your windows. Open your windows to check that they can freely move. 2. Tackle The Dirt To See Your House Shine Nothing makes your house sparkle as well as a good, deep clean. Start by decluttering each room to open up the space. After that, clean surfaces you don’t clean weekly.These areas include ceiling fans, floors, baseboards, and kitchen and bathrooms walls. Shine your kitchen and bathroom fixtures. Move your furniture to clean and vacuum the areas under and behind it and then vacuum your furniture as well. Bring in more light by cleaning your windows. Wash your windows and screens to get rid of smudges and dust. Wipe down your shutters, and clean your shades and draperies. You can give your window blinds a lift with an ultrasonic cleaning treatment. 3. Give Your Rooms a New Look By Redecorating After you’ve cleaned your house, you’re ready for the fun part: redecorating. A simple way to redecorate your rooms is to find new ways to use things you already have. Rearrange the furniture to update the room’s look. Or try shopping your house, which means switching out the items you already own between rooms. Add more color with bright accessories, new paint, and live plants. If you want to completely redo a room’s design, then check out our idea gallery for ideas and inspiration. It’s packed with photos of different styles of rooms and window treatments for any space in your home. Once you’ve chosen the style and color scheme for your room, you can look for furniture, artwork, and accessories. An easy update for your home is to bring in window treatments that complement your existing furnishings and enhance your home. You can pick from a range of shutters including plantation shutters, barn door shutters, and reclaimed wood shutters. We also offer blinds and shades. Get More Design Tips Explore our design tips for more ways to enhance your home. And when you find a look and window treatment that you like, give us a call at 239-208-6577 or fill out the form below to set up a free in-home consultation. Our team of professionals will walk you through choosing the best window treatment to give your room a beautiful new look this spring.