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Ways To Improve Your Fort Lauderdale Home for the Holidays

December 17, 2019

With the holidays are in full winter bloom, it's time to get your Fort Lauderdale home in order for Yuletide guests. You have the usual trees lights and present wrapping that should to be done before everyone is allowed in. But is your house, itself, ready to go? Or does it need some updated furniture, lighting fixtures and energy-efficient plantation shutters?

If you want to give your guests an inviting atmosphere, try a few of these ways to improve your home for the holidays.

Give Your Windows Energy-Efficient Shutters

Holiday table with candles in festive dining room. After putting up the tree and garland, you could look around and find that your windows look dull and drab. By installing plantation shutters over your windows, you give your home a finished touch that also brings out your holiday embellishments. Interior shutters also can effectively mitigate sun glare from sunrise to sunset. They work great in places like the kitchen, so no guest has to make cookies with a blinding sunset hitting them in their eyes.

By improving your Fort Lauderdale home for the holidays with plantation shutters, you gain both elegance and energy-efficiency. That’s because when the weather becomes cold and windy, you can close the louvers to provide an energy-efficient benefit. Plantation shutters are known as the premier window coverings to stop air flowing through your windows -- and that keeps the warm temperatures inside and the cold air out.

Of course, if you are looking to pair energy-efficiency with status, you should go for a faux wood interior shutter, 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 can even cover your unusually shaped windows with Polywood plantation shutters, ensuring each window will look stylish while still bringing energy-efficiency. 
 

It’s Time For Updated Furniture In Your Home

Living room with horse painting and plantation shutters. 
Once your windows are covered, it’s time to look at what guests will be sitting on. If your chairs are beginning to look a little ratty, the holidays are the perfect time to upgrade. By switching out an old sofa, or bringing-in a few leather chairs by a small side table, you can create an atmosphere that’s perfect for family photos. Plus, your guests will be much happier sitting on something that hasn’t been around since the Great Depression. After all, that pack of cards can’t level your couch forever. 
 

Add Decorations To Every Room In The House

Traditional bedroom decorated for Christmas.

You put up the tree and covered the downstairs in festive embellishments. But there’s nothing better for your family than falling asleep to a tiny piece of holiday magic in their bedroom. And a sprig of holly in the kitchen can raise your spirits when you’re fussing about getting everything in the oven.

Decorations shouldn’t be overblown, and don’t think that you need to fill the house withmultiple fully decorated trees. But a slight touch sprinkled about can raise your holiday spirit.

Improve Your Fort Lauderdale House For The Holidays By Redoing Dull Lighting Fixtures

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

New chairs, decorations, and energy-efficient window treatments are great, but it may not matter if no one can see them. Improving your home for the holidays should include switching out ineffective lights. Your corner lamp might seem fine when it’s just you lounging around, but when guests arrive, you’ll want plenty of adequate lighting.

Most lighting fixtures are simple to put up and can transform an area. Lights can eliminate room shadows that make the room seem smaller. If a an updated light isn’t in the cards, just make sure the ones you have are full of new bulbs. And installing a dimmer switch lets you modify the fixtures to you holiday decorations.

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

Preparing for friends and family might involve one or two needed improvements to your home. Sunburst Shutters can help you choose the best energy-efficient shutters that will keep your rooms holiday ready. All you need to do is send in the form below or give us a call at 561-440-8535 for a free in-home consultation.

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