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3 Home Improvement Ideas For Spring In Virginia Beach, VA

April 25, 2016

“Spring is the time of plans and projects.” - Leo Tolstoy. If you’re like me, springtime inspires you to fling open the windows and roll up your sleeves to get your home in tip-top shape.

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

1. Perform A Spring Checkup For Energy Efficiency And Safety

Spring is the perfect time to ensure all of your home’s systems are running properly for the summer. Here are some things you should inspect every spring in Virginia Beach:

  • HVAC System. Run your air conditioning system to check that it’s ready for the coming summer heat. Change out your furnace and air conditioning filters to improve your HVAC system’s energy efficiency. Local HVAC companies may offer this service for a small fee.
  • Smoke Detectors. Keep your family safe by testing your carbon monoxide and smoke alarms. Put fresh batteries in your alarms every spring and fall.
  • Caulking and Windows. Check the caulking around doors, windows, and kitchen and bathroom fixtures for holes or cracks. Replace the caulking if needed. Put in window treatments, including plantation shutters, to increase your window’s energy efficiency and temperature control. Open every window to make sure that they can easily move.

2. Tackle The Dirt To See Your House Shine

The best way to make your house shine is with a deep clean. Begin by decluttering each room to open up the space. Then clean surfaces you don’t clean weekly.These areas include kitchen and bathroom walls, baseboards, floors, and ceiling fans. Wipe your kitchen and bathroom fixtures to give them a shine. Vacuum your furniture and the area under and behind it.

Bring in more natural light by cleaning your windows. Wipe down your screens and windows to get rid of smudges and dust. Clean your window treatments including shutters, draperies, and shades. You can give your blinds a new look with an ultrasonic cleaning treatment.

3. Give Your Rooms a New Look By Redecorating

Shades in a neutral living room 

Now that you’ve cleaned your house and decluttered it, it’s time for the fun part: redecorating.

The easiest way to redecorate your home is to use what you already have. Rearrange your furniture to change the room’s look. You can also shop your home. This means you switch out the furniture and accessories you own between rooms. Add more color to your rooms with colorful accessories, new paint, and plants.

If you want to give your room a completely new style, then look 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 chosen colors and the style for your room, you can look for furniture, artwork, and accessories.

A simple update for your home is to bring in window treatments that coordinate with yourcurrent décor and brighten your home. You can pick 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

Explore our design tips for more ideas for inspiration. And if you see a look and window treatment that you love, call us at 757-210-6448 or fill out the form below to set up a free in-home consultation. Our professionals will walk you through finding the perfect window treatment to give your room a beautiful new look this spring.