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Tips To Improve Your Philadelphia Home for the Holidays

December 17, 2019

Now that the holidays are swiftly approaching, it's the perfect opportunity to get your Philadelphia home prepared for Yuletide guests. Of course, there’s the usual sprucing up that should to be done before everyone arrives. But is your home, itself, ready? Or does it use some new furniture, lighting fixtures and energy-efficient interior shutters?

If you want to give your guests a comforting home, try a few of these tips to improve your home for the holidays.

Give Your Windows Energy-Efficient Shutters

Holiday table in festive dining room. As you get into decorating for the holidays, you could look around and discover that your windows seem cold and unfinished. By installing plantation shutters on your windows, you can give your home a inviting feeling that also brings out your decorations. Shutters also can effectively block sun glare during short winter days. They are perfect in places like the dining room, so no guest has to finish their turkey dinner with a annoying sunset hitting them in their eyes.

By improving your Philadelphia home for the holidays by installing shutters, you get both beauty and energy-efficiency. That’s because when the weather becomes cold and windy, you can close the louvers and get an energy-efficient assist. Plantation shutters are known as the top window treatments to stop air flowing through your windows -- and that keeps the warm temperatures inside and the chilly air out.

Of course, if you are looking to pair energy-efficiency with durability, you should use a faux wood 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 arched and oval shaped windows with Polywood plantation shutters, ensuring all your windows will look beautiful while still maintaining a even temperature in your home. 

Now’s the time For New Furniture In The Family Room

Living room with built-in shelving and shutters. 
Now that your windows are dressed, you need to look at what friends and family will be sitting on. If your chairs, couches, and tables are beginning to come apart, the holidays are a wonderful time to find replacements. By switching out disheveled couch, or bringing-in a couple leather chairs by the fire, you can give your rooms an atmosphere that’s perfect for family photos. Plus, your friends will feel more comfortable sitting on a chair that wasn’t made during the Eisenhower administration. After all, how many times can you clean that cushion anyway?. 

Add Decorations To Every Room In The House

Bedroom decorated for Christmas.

You hung the ornaments and decked out the family room in festive embellishments. But there’s nothing better for your overnight guests than finding a touch of holiday magic in their bedroom. And a tiny wreath in the kitchen can raise your spirits when you’re fussing about dinner and desserts.

Decorations don’t have to be overbearing, and don’t think that you need to cramsix to seven decked-out trees. But a slight touch here or there can do a lot for your holiday mood.

Improve Your Philadelphia House For The Holidays By Redoing Ineffective Lighting Fixtures

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

New chairs, decorations, and energy-efficient shutters are nice, but it may not matter if they are sitting in the dark. Improving your home for the holidays should include switching out ineffective lamps and chandeliers. Your corner lamp may seem fine when it’s just you and your immediate family, but when guests arrive, you’ll need to get some brighter lighting.

Most lighting fixtures are simple to put in and can do wonders for a room. Lights can eradicate room shadows cast from furniture. If a new fixture isn’t an option, just make sure the ones you have are full of new bulbs. And using a dimmer switch will help you to adapt the fixtures to you holiday tree lights.

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

Getting your house ready for holiday company might include some needed improvements to your home. Sunburst Shutters will help you find the best energy-efficient interior window treatments that will keep your house holiday ready. All you need to do is complete the form below or give us a call at 215-874-4897 for a complimentary in-home consultation.