3 Home Improvement Tips For Spring In San Jose, CA04/25/2016Curtis Orton ”In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move.” - Henry Rollins. If you’re like me, springtime inspires you to open your windows and clean out the cobwebs to get your home in tip-top shape.Here are 3 home improvement tips for spring in San Jose to give your home a fresh start. 1. Go Through A Spring Checkup For Energy Efficiency And SafetySpring is a great time to make sure your home’s systems are running properly for the summer. Homeowners in San Jose should inspect these things each spring:HVAC System. Run a test on your air conditioning system to check that it’s ready for the coming summer heat. Increase your HVAC system’s energy efficiency by changing your furnace and air conditioning filters. Local HVAC companies may will do this service for a small cost.Smoke Detectors. Test your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to keep your family and home safe. Replace the batteries in your alarms in the spring and in the fall.Caulking and Windows. Inspect the caulking around windows, doors, and kitchen and bathroom fixtures for small cracks. Repair the caulking as needed. Put in window treatments, like plantation shutters, to enhance your window’s energy efficiency. Open up each window to ensure that they can freely move.2. Deep Clean Your House So That It ShinesIf you want to see your house really sparkle, give it a deep clean. First, declutter every room to open up the area. After that, clean areas you don’t scrub regularly including ceiling fans, floors, baseboards, and kitchen and bathrooms walls. Shine up your kitchen and bathroom fixtures. Move your furniture to clean the areas under and behind it and then vacuum your furniture as well.Brighten your home by cleaning your windows. Scrub 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. Redecorate Your Rooms For A Fresh Look After you’re done with deep cleaning, you’re ready for the fun part: redecorating.A simple way to redecorate your rooms is to find new ways to use things you already have. Rearranging your furniture can give the room a completely new look. Or try shopping your home. This means you switch out the accessories and furniture you already own between rooms. Add more color with fresh paint, colorful accent pillows, and live plants.If you want to give your room a new look, then check out our idea gallery for new ideas and inspiration. It’s brimming with photos of beautiful rooms and window treatments for all areas of your house. Once you’ve decided on the style and color scheme you want, you can bring in furniture, paint colors, and accessories.Window treatments are an easy thing to update that matches your existing décor and freshens up 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.Find More Design TipsIf you are looking for even more ideas for inspiration, browse through our design tips. And when you discover a look and window treatment that you want, call us at 916-542-1305 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation. Our experts will walk you through finding the perfect window treatment to give your room a beautiful, fresh look this spring.