With the holidays are here and upon us, it's a great reason to get your Denver home in order for friends and family. Like every year, there’s the usual decorating, cooking, and cleaning that needs to be completed before company is allowed in. But is your home, itself, looking festive as it could? Or does it need some updated chairs, lights and energy-efficient interior shutters?
If you want to give your guests a warm and cozy place to stay, try a few of these ways to improve your home for the holidays.
Give Your Windows Energy-Efficient Shutters
Once the tree and garland are up, you might notice that your windows seem dull and drab. By installing plantation shutters on your windows, you give your rooms a inviting feeling that also accentuates your holiday decorations. Interior shutters also can effectively mitigate sun glare in the morning and evening. They are perfect in rooms like the living room, so no guest has to drink egg nog with a blinding sunset hitting them in the face.
By improving your Denver home for the holidays with plantation shutters, you get both elegance and energy-efficiency. That’s because when the cold wind starts blowing, you can shut your shutters and get an energy-efficient boost. Plantation shutters are known as the top window coverings to block air flowing through your windows -- and that keeps the nice air inside and the chilly air out.
Of course, if you want to pair energy-efficiency with durability, you should use a faux wood treatment, like our Polywood® shutters. Polywood is up to 70% more energy-efficient than hardwood shutters and up to 1600% more energy-efficient than cheap aluminum blinds. You are able to even cover your specialty-shaped windows with Polywood shutters, ensuring every window will look great while still keeping a constant temperature in your home.
It’s Time For New Furniture In Your Home
After your windows are covered, you should determine what your friends will be seated on. If your chairs, couches, and tables are starting to show their age, the holidays can be a great time to start anew. By upgrading disheveled sofa, or adding a couple leather chairs for guests, you can give your rooms an atmosphere that’s perfect for family photos. Plus, your friends will be happier sitting on a chair that wasn’t purchased during the Eisenhower administration. After all, those cushions can’t get any fluffier on their own.
Add Decorations To Every Room In The House
You put up the tree and covered the family room in full holiday cheer. But there’s no better feeling for your family than falling asleep to a tiny piece of holiday magic in their own bedroom. And a sprig of holly in the kitchen can calm you down when you’re fussing about getting everything in the oven.
Decorations shouldn’t be heavy-handed, and don’t think that you need to cram inseveral tinseled pine trees. But a modest touch sprinkled about can keep up your holiday spirit.
Improve Your Denver House For The Holidays By Replacing Inadequate Lighting Fixtures
New chairs, decorations, and energy-efficient window treatments are nice, but it doesn’t matter if no one can see them. Improving your home for the holidays should always include definitely include upgrading ineffective lamps and chandeliers. Your floor lamp may provide enough light when it’s just you and your immediate family, but when people come over, you’ll want plenty of brighter lighting.
Most lamps and chandeliers are simple to install and can do wonders for a room. Lights can fix room shadows cast from furniture. If a a new fixture isn’t warranted, just make sure the ones you have aren’t missing any globes or hoods. And installing a dimmer switch can allow you to adjust the fixtures to you holiday tree lights.
Sunburst Can Help Improve Your Home For The Holidays With Plantation Shutters
Getting your house ready for friends and family might involve a few needed improvements to your home. Sunburst Shutters will help you choose the perfect energy-efficient plantation shutters that will keep your rooms warm and cozy. Simply complete the form below or give us a call at 720-538-0182 for a free in-home consultation.