Spring is in full swing, and the amazing warm weather makes it easy to spend more time outdoors than indoors. But your home deserves some special attention after a long winter. We don’t just mean spring cleaning, either.
Consider the following four items you can switch out in your home to kick winter to the curb and create a happier, more livable home all spring and summer long.
- The welcome mat. Winter takes a toll on your welcome mat. With months of mud, slush, snow, and grime caked into its fibers, your welcome mat can end up looking not-so-welcoming. Think about switching out your welcome mat for something more cheerful and fun for the warmer seasons. If your mat is made of a tougher-wearing material, include it on your spring cleaning to-do list.
- Your HVAC filters. Your heating system has been keeping you warm all winter long and now it’s your air conditioning’s turn to keep you cool. You want to switch out your HVAC filters about once every 90 days, or once every 60 days if you have pets. This will help to keep your utility bills low and your air quality high.
- Your bedding. During the winter, we tend to flock toward flannel sheets and heavy down comforters. These thick sheets and blankets can make spring and summer uncomfortable. Look for fabrics like cotton and linen for a lighter and more breathable bedding set for the warmer seasons.
- The window treatments. Your window treatments have just as big an impact on your home’s overall style as your paint color and your furniture. If you have thicker curtains and draperies, consider switching them out for lightweight curtains or shutters that let in more air and sunlight. These window treatments will help your home look lighter and brighter.
Looking to change up your window treatments this spring?
Most homeowners choose to replace their window treatments every seven to eight years, but it doesn’t hurt to swap out your window curtains for pleaded shades or vice versa depending on the season. Whether you’re feeling custom shutters or Roman shades this spring, Budget Blinds has the window treatments you need to make your home feel fresh.
To learn more about our different types of custom window treatments like our pleaded shades, draperies, and plantation shutters, contact your local window covering company today.