3 Home Improvement Tips For Spring In Honolulu, HI04/25/2016Darren Wong Leo Tolstoy said, “Spring is the time of plans and projects.” Spring brings out the desire to open your windows and clean out the cobwebs to get your home looking its best.Here are 3 home improvement tips for spring in Honolulu to get your home looking like new. 1. Do A Spring Checkup For Energy Efficiency And SafetySpring is a great time to check that your home’s systems are running properly for the the upcoming summer months. Homeowners in Honolulu should inspect these things each spring:HVAC System. Test out 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. Some HVAC companies offer this service for a small cost.Smoke Detectors. Test your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to keep your home and loved ones safe. Put new batteries in your alarms every spring and fall.Caulking and Windows. Check the caulking around windows, doors, and kitchen and bathroom fixtures for cracks. Fix the caulking if needed. Put in window treatments, including plantation shutters, to enhance your window’s energy efficiency. Open and close every window to ensure that they can easily move.2. Tackle The Dirt To See Your House ShineNothing makes your house shine like a good, deep clean. First, declutter your rooms to open up your home. Next, clean surfaces you don’t wipe down every week including floors, kitchen and bathroom walls, baseboards, and ceiling fans. Wipe your kitchen and bathroom fixtures until they shine. Vacuum your furniture and the area under and behind it as well.Let in more light by cleaning your windows. Wipe down your screens and windows 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’ve cleaned your house, it’s time for the fun part: redecorating.A simple way to redecorate your home is to find new ways to use things you already have. Rearrange your furniture to change the room’s look. Or you can shop your home, which means switching out the accessories and furniture you own between rooms. Bring in more color with fresh paint, colorful accent pillows, and plants.If you want to give your room a new style, then check out our idea gallery for new ideas and inspiration. It’s full of photos of beautiful rooms and window treatments for every space in your home. Once you’ve picked a color scheme and style you like, you can look for furniture, artwork, and accessories.A simple update for your rooms is to bring in window treatments that complement yourcurrent furnishings and enhance your home. You can pick from a variety of shutters including plantation shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, and barn door shutters in addition to blinds and shades.Get More Design TipsExplore our design tips for even more ideas for inspiration. And when you see a look and window treatment that you love, give us a call at 808-797-2004 or fill out the form below to set up a free in-home consultation. Our team will guide you in choosing the best window treatment to give your room a beautiful, fresh look this spring.