3 Home Improvement Ideas For Spring In New York City, NY04/25/2016Matt Thelander ”In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move.” - Henry Rollins. Spring brings out the desire to let in the fresh air and clean out the cobwebs to get your home looking its best. Here are 3 home improvement tips for spring in New York City 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 all of your home’s systems are working properly for the coming summer months. Here’s a list of some of the things you should inspect every spring in New York City: HVAC System. Run your air conditioning system to check that it’s ready for the coming summer heat. Swap out your furnace and air conditioning filters so that your HVAC system is energy efficient. Many HVAC companies offer this service for a small cost. Smoke Detectors. Test your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to keep your family and home safe. Put fresh batteries in your alarms each spring and fall. Caulking and Windows. Check the caulking around doors, windows, and kitchen and bathroom fixtures for holes or cracks. Fix the caulking if needed. Put in window treatments, like plantation shutters, to improve your window’s energy efficiency and temperature control. Open and close each window to check that they can move freely. 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 your rooms to open up the space. Then clean surfaces you don’t scrub every week such as ceiling fans, floors, baseboards, and kitchen and bathrooms walls. Shine your kitchen and bathroom fixtures. Move your furniture to clean and vacuum under and behind it and then vacuum your furniture as well. Bring in more light by cleaning your windows. Scrub your screens and windows to remove smudges and dirt. Clean your draperies and shades and wipe down your shutters. You can clean your blinds with an ultrasonic cleaning treatment. 3. Give Your Rooms a New Look By Redecorating After your home is nice and clean, you’re ready for the fun part: redecorating. An easy way to redecorate is to find new ways to use things you already have. Rearrange your furniture to update the room’s look. Or try shopping your house, which means switching out the accessories and furniture you already have between rooms. Add more color with paint, colorful accent pillows, and live plants. If you’re ready to completely redo a room’s design, then browse through our idea gallery for inspiration and ideas. It’s packed with photos of eye-catching rooms and window treatments for all areas of your house. Once you’ve picked a color scheme and style for your room, you can bring in furniture, paint colors, and accessories. Window treatments are an easy piece to update that complements your current style and enhances your rooms. You can choose from a range of shutters including plantation shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, and barn door shutters. We also offer shades and blinds. Find More Design Tips Browse through our design tips for more ideas for your home. And when you see a look and window treatment that you love, call us at 631-246-3930 or fill out the form below to set up a free in-home consultation. Our experts will help you find the right window treatment to give your room a beautiful, fresh look this spring.