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How To Improve Your Southern California Home for the Holidays

December 17, 2019

With the holidays are swiftly approaching, it's the perfect opportunity to get your Southern California home prepared for friends and family. Of course, there’s the usual trees lights and present wrapping that should to be done before company arrives. But is your house, itself, ready to go? Or could it need some updated living room furniture and energy-efficient plantation shutters?

If you think your guests deserve a comforting home, try some of these ways to improve your home for the holidays.

Give Your Windows Energy-Efficient Plantation Shutters

Holiday table in festive dining room. As you start decorating for the holidays, you might find that your windows look bare and unfinished. By putting up plantation shutters on your windows, you give your room a inviting feeling that also accentuates your holiday decorations. Interior shutters also can effectively restrict sun glare during short winter days. They are especially nice in rooms like the kitchen, so nobody has to make cookies with a harsh sunset hitting them in the face.

By improving your Southern California home for the holidays by installing shutters, you attain both elegance and energy-efficiency. That’s because when the weather becomes cold and windy, you can shut the treatments and get an energy-efficient benefit. Plantation shutters have been called the best window coverings to block air flowing through your windows -- so you keep the nice air inside and the wintry air out.

Of course, if you want to pair energy-efficiency with status, you should use a faux wood interior shutter, like our Polywood® plantation shutters. Polywood is up to 70% more energy-efficient than hardwood shutters and up to 1600% more energy-efficient than stock aluminum blinds. You are able to even cover your unusually shaped windows with Polywood shutters, ensuring every window will look beautiful while still ensuring a constant temperature by your windows. 

’Tis The Season For Updated Furniture In The Living Room

Living room with built-in shelving and shutters. 
Once your windows are covered, you should determine what your friends will be sitting on. If your chairs are starting to come apart, the holidays can be a great time to find replacements. By replacing an old sofa, or bringing-in a few leather chairs by a small side table, you can make a style that’s perfect for family photos. Plus, your friends will be cozier sitting on a chair that hasn’t been around since the Eisenhower administration. After all, that pack of cards can’t level your sofa forever. 

Add Decorations To Every Room In The House

Bedroom with Christmas tree.

You hung the ornaments and decked out the downstairs in full holiday cheer. But there’s no better feeling for your guests than finding a bit of holiday magic in their own bedroom. And a sprig of holly in the kitchen can raise your spirits when you’re stressing about getting everything in the oven.

Decorations don’t have to be overbearing, and try not to feel like you need to cramsix to seven decked-out trees. But a small detail sprinkled about can raise your holiday spirit.

Improve Your Southern California House For The Holidays By Redoing Inadequate Lighting Fixtures

Ensuring that your lighting fixture is right for your space should be on your holiday list.

New furniture, decorations, and energy-efficient window treatments are appreciated, but it may not matter if they are sitting in the dark. Improving your home for the holidays should include replacing ineffective lights. Your shaded table lamp may seem fine when it’s just you lounging around, but when guests arrive, you’ll want plenty of brighter lighting.

Most lamps and chandeliers are easy to put in and can do wonders for your space. Lights can eliminate room shadows in the corners. If an updated light isn’t an option, just make sure your fixtures are full of new bulbs. And adding a dimmer switch lets you modify the fixtures with your holiday decorations.

Sunburst Will Help Improve Your Home For The Holidays With Energy-Efficient Plantation Shutters

Preparing for friends and family might encompass one or two needed improvements to your home. Sunburst Shutters can help you install the perfect energy-efficient interior window treatments that will keep your house holiday ready. Just complete the form below or contact us at 888-611-2474 for a free in-home consultation.