3 Home Improvement Ideas For Spring In Indianapolis, IN04/25/2016Bill Burke “Spring is the time of plans and projects.” - Leo Tolstoy. If you’re like me, every spring you want to swing open and scrub everything down to get your home in tip-top shape. Here are 3 home improvement tips for spring in Indianapolis so that your home looks as good as new. 1. Do A Spring Checkup For Energy Efficiency And Safety Spring is one of the best times to ensure all of your home’s systems are ready for the coming summer months. Homeowners in Indianapolis should inspect these things every spring: HVAC System. Run a test on your air conditioning system to ensure that it’s ready for the coming summer heat. Increase your HVAC system’s energy efficiency by replacing your furnace and air conditioning filters. Local HVAC companies may provide this service for a low fee. Smoke Detectors. Keep your loved ones safe by testing your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Replace the batteries in your alarms every spring and fall. Caulking and Windows. Check the caulking around windows, doors, and kitchen and bathroom fixtures for small cracks. Repair the caulking if needed. Install window treatments, such as plantation shutters, to improve your window’s energy efficiency. Open every window to check that they can move freely. 2. Deep Clean Your House So That It Shines The best way to make your house sparkle is with a deep clean. Begin by decluttering each room to open up your home. Then clean surfaces you don’t wipe down every week including kitchen and bathroom walls, baseboards, floors, and ceiling fans. Wipe your fixtures to give them a shine. Move your furniture to clean and vacuum under and behind it and then vacuum your furniture. Brighten your home by cleaning your windows. Scrub your screens and windows to remove dirt and grime. 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. A simple way to redecorate is to find new ways to use things you already have. You can give your room a whole new feel by rearranging your furniture. You can also shop your house. This means you switch out the items you own between rooms. Add more color to your rooms with bright accessories, paint, and plants. If you want to completely redo a room, then look through our idea gallery for ideas and inspiration. It’s full of 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 coordinating accessories, paint colors, and furniture. Window treatments are an easy thing to update that matches your style and enhances your rooms. You can choose from a range of shutters including plantation shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, and barn door shutters as well as blinds and shades. Get More Design Tips Dive into 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 317-558-9066 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation. Our team of professionals will guide you in choosing the perfect window treatment to give your home a beautiful, fresh look this spring.