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3 Ideas For Spring Home Improvement Projects In Washington DC

April 25, 2016

Leo Tolstoy said, “Spring is the time of plans and projects.” If you’re like me, every spring you want to open your windows and scrub everything down to get your house looking its best.

Here are 3 home improvement tips for spring in Washington DC to give your home a fresh start. 

1. Do A Spring Checkup For Energy Efficiency And Safety

Spring is one of the best times to check that all of your home’s systems are running properly for the coming summer months. Here’s a list of some of the things you should inspect every spring in Washington DC:

  • HVAC System. Run your air conditioning system to make sure it’s ready for summer. Swap out your furnace and air conditioning filters so that your HVAC system is energy efficient. Many HVAC companies provide this service for a small fee.
  • Smoke Detectors. Test your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to keep your home and loved ones safe. Replace the 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. Repair the caulking as you go. Install window treatments, such as plantation shutters, to improve your window’s energy efficiency and temperature control. Open and close each window to make sure that they can easily move.

2. Give Your House A Deep Clean So That It Shines

Nothing makes your house sparkle as well as a good, deep clean. First, declutter every room to open up your home. After that, clean surfaces you don’t scrub weekly.These areas include kitchen and bathroom walls, baseboards, floors, and ceiling fans. Wipe your fixtures until they shine. Vacuum your furniture, and clean under and behind it.

Brighten your home by cleaning your windows. Wash your windows and screens to get rid of dirt and smudges. Wipe down your shutters, and clean your shades and draperies. You can give your blinds a new look with an ultrasonic cleaning treatment.

3. Give Your Rooms a New Look By Redecorating

Neutral toned living room with shades 

After you’re done with deep cleaning, it’s time for the fun part: redecorating.

The easiest way to redecorate your rooms is to use what you already have. You can give your room a whole new look by rearranging your furniture. Or try shopping your house. 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 want to give your room a completely new look, then look through our idea gallery for new ideas and inspiration. It’s packed with photos of beautiful rooms and window treatments for any space in your home. Once you’ve chosen a color scheme and style for your room, you can look for matching paint colors, furniture, and accent pieces.

Window treatments are a simple piece to update that matches your existing style and enhances your home. You can select from a variety of shutters including plantation shutters, barn door shutters, and reclaimed wood shutters as well as blinds and shades.

Find More Design Tips

Take a look at our design tips for more ideas for inspiration. And if you find a look and window treatment that you like, call us at 240-339-2588 or fill out the form below to set up a free in-home consultation. Our experts will guide you in choosing the best window treatment to give your room a beautiful new look this spring.