3 Ideas For Spring Home Improvement Projects In Boise, ID04/25/2016Spencer Madsen ”In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move.” - Henry Rollins. If you’re like me, every spring you want to swing open and clean out the cobwebs to get your home in tip-top shape. Here are 3 home improvement tips for spring in Boise to get your home looking like new. 1. Do A Spring Checkup For Energy Efficiency And Safety Spring is one of the best times to make sure your home’s systems are running properly for the the upcoming summer months. Homeowners in Boise should inspect these things each spring: HVAC System. Run a test on your air conditioning system to check that it’s ready for summer. Increase your HVAC system’s energy efficiency by replacing your furnace and air conditioning filters. Some HVAC companies offer this service for a small fee. Smoke Detectors. Test your carbon monoxide and smoke alarms to keep your family and home safe. Put new batteries in your alarms in the spring and in the fall. Caulking and Windows. Inspect the caulking around doors and windows as well as kitchen and bathroom fixtures for cracks. Replace the caulking as you go. Add window treatments, such as plantation shutters, to enhance your window’s energy efficiency and temperature control. Open up your windows to ensure that they can freely move. 2. Tackle The Dirt To See Your House Shine If you want to see your house really shine, give it a deep clean. First, declutter your rooms to open up your home. Then clean surfaces you don’t wipe down weekly such as floors, kitchen and bathroom walls, baseboards, and ceiling fans. Shine your bathroom and kitchen fixtures. Vacuum your furniture and the area under and behind it as well. Bring in more natural light by cleaning your windows. Wipe down your screens and windows to remove dirt and grime. Clean any shutters, draperies, or other window treatments. You can give your window blinds a lift 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 is to start with what you have. Rearrange the furniture to update the room’s look. Or try shopping your home. This means you switch out the furniture and accessories you own between rooms. Add more color with new paint, colorful accent pillows, and live plants. If you’re ready to completely redo a room’s design, then look through our idea gallery for ideas and inspiration. It’s packed with photos of different styles of rooms and window treatments for all areas of your house. Once you’ve picked the style and color scheme you want, you can look for furniture, artwork, and accessories. An easy update for your rooms is to add window treatments that coordinate with yourcurrent furnishings and brighten your rooms. 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 Tips Explore our design tips for more ideas for inspiration. And when you discover a look and window treatment that you like, give us a call at 208-609-9129 or fill out the form below to set up a free in-home consultation. Our team of professionals will help you choose the right window treatment to give your room a beautiful, fresh look this spring.