Tips To Improve Your Denver Home for the Holidays

Gary Harding

With the holidays are here and upon us, it's a great reason to get your Denver home in order for visitors. Like every year, there’s the usual decorating, cooking, and cleaning that needs to be done 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 an inviting place to stay, try some of these ways to improve your home for the holidays.

Give Your Windows Energy-Efficient Shutters

Holiday spread in festive dining room. Once the tree and garland are up, you might notice that your windows seem dull and drab. But if you install plantation shutters on your windows, you give your rooms a inviting look that also brings out your decorations. Interior shutters also can effectively mitigate sun glare in the morning and evening. They are perfect in rooms like the dining room, so no guest has to share their cranberries with a blinding sunset hitting them in the face.

By improving your Denver home for the holidays with plantation shutters, you get both style and energy-efficiency. That’s because when the cold wind starts blowing, you can shut your shutters and get an energy-efficient benefit. Plantation shutters are known as the top window coverings to stop air flowing through your windows -- and that keeps the nice air inside and the cold air out.

Of course, if you chose to pair energy-efficiency with durability, you should use a faux wood shutter, like our Polywood® shutters. Polywood is up to 70% more energy-efficient than wood shutters and up to 1600% more energy-efficient than aluminum blinds. You are able to even cover your arched and oval shaped windows with Polywood shutters, which means that every window will look beautiful while still keeping a consistent temperature in your home. 

It’s Time For New Furniture In Your Home

Living room with built-in shelving and plantation shutters. 
After your windows are covered, it’s time to determine what guests will be seated on. If your chairs, couches, and tables are starting to look a little ratty, the holidays are the perfect time to upgrade. By upgrading a worn-out sofa, or adding a set of leather chairs for guests, you can give your rooms an atmosphere that’s perfect for a Christmas card. Plus, your friends will be happier sitting on something that wasn’t purchased during the Great Depression. After all, those cushions can’t get any fluffier on their own. 

Add Decorations To Every Room In The House

Bedroom with Christmas decor.You strung the lights and covered the family room in holiday flourish. But there’s nothing better 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 put a smile on your face 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 decked-out trees. But a small bit sprinkled about can do a lot for your holiday mood.

Improve Your Denver House For The Holidays By Replacing Inadequate Lighting Fixtures

Making sure that your lighting fixture is right for your needs should be on your holiday list.

New chairs, decorations, and energy-efficient plantation shutters 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 lounging around, but when guests arrive, you’ll want plenty of brighter lighting.

Most lamps and chandeliers are simple to put up and can effortlessly liven up a room. Lights can eliminate room shadows in the corners. If a a new fixture isn’t warranted, just make sure that your current ones aren’t missing any globes or hoods. And installing a dimmer switch can allow you to adapt the fixtures to you holiday fairy lights.

Sunburst Can Help Improve Your Home For The Holidays With Plantation Shutters

Getting ready for holiday company might involve some needed improvements to your home. Sunburst Shutters will help you choose the perfect energy-efficient shutters that will keep your home warm and cozy. Just complete the form below or give us a call at 720-538-0182 for a no-cost in-home consultation.