3 Home Improvement Tips For Spring In Philadelphia, PA04/25/2016Holly Perron Henry Rollins said, “In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move.” If you’re like me, springtime inspires you to open your windows and clean out the cobwebs so that your home looks its best.Here are 3 home improvement tips for spring in Philadelphia so that your home looks as good as new. 1. Go Through A Spring Checkup For Safety And Energy EfficiencySpring is the perfect time to ensure all of your home’s systems are working properly for the the upcoming summer months. Homeowners in Philadelphia should inspect these things each spring:HVAC System. Run a test on your air conditioning system to check that it’s ready for the coming summer heat. Swap out your furnace and air conditioning filters to improve your HVAC system’s energy efficiency. Many HVAC companies provide this service for a small cost.Smoke Detectors. Keep your family safe by testing your carbon monoxide and smoke alarms. Replace the batteries in your alarms every spring and fall.Caulking and Windows. Check the caulking around doors and windows as well as kitchen and bathroom fixtures for leaks or cracks. Fix the caulking if needed. Put in window treatments, such as plantation shutters, to enhance the energy efficiency of your windows. Open every window to ensure that they can move freely.2. Give Your House A Deep Clean So That It ShinesNothing makes your house shine as well as a good, deep clean. Start by decluttering each room to open up the space. Then clean areas you don’t wipe down regularly including ceiling fans, floors, baseboards, and kitchen and bathrooms walls. Wipe your fixtures until they shine. Move your furniture to clean under and behind it and then vacuum your furniture.Let in more light by cleaning your windows. Wash your screens and windows to remove dirt and smudges. Clean your shades and draperies 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 After you’ve cleaned your house, it’s time for the fun part: redecorating.An easy way to redecorate your rooms is to find new ways to use things you already have. Rearranging your furniture can give the room a completely new feel. You can also shop your home. This means you switch out the accessories and furniture you own between rooms. Add more color to your rooms with colorful accessories, new paint, and plants.If you want to completely redo a room’s design, then look through our idea gallery for inspiration. It’s packed with photos of beautiful rooms and window treatments for any space in your house. Once you’ve picked the style and color scheme for your room, you can look for coordinating accessories, paint colors, and furniture.A simple update for your home is to add window treatments that coordinate with yourcurrent décor and freshen up your home. You can pick from a range of shutters including plantation shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, and barn door shutters in addition to blinds and shades.Get More Design TipsIf you are looking for more ideas for your home, explore our design tips. And if you find a look and window treatment that you want for your home, call us at 215-874-4897 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation. Our professionals will help you find the right window treatment to give your room a beautiful new look this spring.