Spring is more than just a season here in New England. It’s a sigh of relief and a sign that Summer is around the corner!

HOME SchooledNot only is April National Home Inspection Month, but it is also a reason to start decorating again bringing ideas and spruce up your curb appeal.

Spring Style is all about playing up your signature style and filling your home with color.

Here are four ways to spruce up your windows and top tips for the season! What are you waiting for?

It’s Showtime!

Tip #1: Design Window Boxes Following The “Thriller, Spiller and Filler” Rule

Interesting and attention-grabbing window boxes will include a thriller (a tall plant that steals the show and can remain in the box year-round); a spiller (often an ivy or vine) and a filler (the plants that take a somewhat bare window box to full and fabulous).

Tip #2: Make Sure Your Windows Sparkle!

Make an eco-friendly, natural cleaner by mixing ¼ cup of white vinegar with one gallon of water, and see the sunshine through your windows! Although, if you have Preservation windows you’ll rarely need to do this. Make sure your windows have these two glass options for a greener home:

The Sun Clean option offers self-cleaning glass and the Clarity One is a super clean surface the wont attract dirt and dust- literally the rain and sun are all you need to clean them!

I love rubber-edged squeegees, which are quicker and more effective than cloth and come in a variety of sizes. Make sure you work top down and wipe the rubber edge with each stroke.

Tip #3: Birds Are Chirping and Flowers Blooming

It’s time to open up those windows and let in some fresh air! Spring brings that feeling of renewal and revitalization. Help those birds sing by attracting hummingbirds to your bright colored window boxes. Plant nectar-rich tubular blooms such as Nasturtium or Sweet Alyssum. Another great tip is to place a moving water source such as a bubbler near a shrub so they can seek shelter.

Tip #4: Change Out Your Trim Color

Contrasted window color trims are trending right now. To contrast, consider going either white, black, dark brown, or dark gray. One of the most popular trims colors right now Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore.

If you’re looking to upgrade, Our 2020 Cost vs. Value Report states that replacing your windows can give you 87% return-on-investment if you replace them with energy-efficient windows option rich windows with low-E and argon gas. Go Green and Save Green by maximizing savings on your energy bills while also enhancing your curb appeal.

And since Daylight Savings time is on us enjoy 27% more glass space than the average window, which means more gorgeous light filtering into your home.

If you have any questions on sprucing up your home this Spring, please contact Stephanie at svanderbilt@mycoastalwindows.com or 888-812-2783.