3 Ideas For Spring Home Improvement Projects In New Brunswick, NJ04/25/2016Mike Horn “Spring is the time of plans and projects.” - Leo Tolstoy. If you’re like me, springtime inspires you to open your windows and clean out the cobwebs to get your house in tip-top shape. Here are 3 home improvement tips for spring in New Brunswick to get your home looking like new. 1. Perform 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 working properly for the summer. Here are some things you should inspect every spring in New Brunswick: HVAC System. Test your air conditioning system to ensure that it can handle the summer heat. Increase your HVAC system’s energy efficiency by replacing your furnace and air conditioning filters. Some HVAC companies provide this service for a small cost. Smoke Detectors. Test your carbon monoxide and smoke alarms to keep your family safe. Put fresh 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 small cracks. Replace the caulking if needed. Add window treatments, including plantation shutters, to improve your window’s energy efficiency. Open up each window to check that they can move freely. 2. Give Your House A Deep Clean So That It Shines The best way to make your house sparkle is with a deep clean. Begin by decluttering all of your rooms to open up the space. Next, clean areas you don’t wipe down weekly including floors, kitchen and bathroom walls, baseboards, and ceiling fans. Wipe your fixtures until they shine. Vacuum your furniture, and clean under and behind it. Bring in more natural light by cleaning your windows. Wipe down your windows and screens to get rid of smudges and dirt. Clean your window treatments including shutters, draperies, and shades. You can clean your blinds with an ultrasonic cleaning treatment. 3. Give Your Rooms a New Look By Redecorating 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. Rearrange your furniture to update the room’s look. Or try shopping your house, which means switching out the items you already have between rooms. Add more color with bright accessories, new paint, and live plants. If you want to completely redo the look of a room, then browse through our idea gallery for new 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 decided on colors and the style you want, you can bring in matching paint colors, furniture, and accent pieces. An easy update for your rooms is to bring in window treatments that match yourcurrent furnishings and enhance your home. You can choose from a variety of shutters including plantation shutters, barn door shutters, and reclaimed wood shutters. We also offer blinds and shades. Check Out More Design Tips If you are looking for even more ideas for inspiration, browse through our design tips. And if you discover a look and window treatment that you want, call us at 732-301-6168 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation. Our team will guide you in choosing the perfect window treatment to give your room a beautiful new look this spring.