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How To Improve Your Gainesville Home for the Holidays

December 17, 2019

With the holidays are swiftly approaching, it's time to get your Gainesville home in order for friends and family. You have the usual sprucing up that has to be finished before company comes. But is your house, itself, ready to go? Or could it use some new living room furniture and energy-efficient plantation shutters?

If you want to provide a warm and cozy home, try these tips to improve your home for the holidays.

Give Your Windows Energy-Efficient Interior Shutters

Christmas table with candles in festive dining room. Once the tree and garland are decorated, you could look around and find that your windows appear dull and drab. By putting up plantation shutters over your windows, you can give your home a inviting feeling that also accentuates your decorations. Plantation shutters also can effectively restrict sun glare during short winter days. They work great in places like the dining room, so no one has to eat their turkey dinner with a annoying sunset hitting them in their eyes.

By improving your Gainesville home for the holidays with plantation shutters, you gain both style and energy-efficiency. That’s because when the cold wind starts blowing, you can shut the treatments for an energy-efficient benefit. Plantation shutters are one of the top window treatments to stop air flowing through your windows -- keeping the pleasant temperatures inside and the chilly air out.

Of course, if you chose to pair energy-efficiency with style, you should go for a faux wood shutter, like our Polywood® shutters. Polywood is up to 70% more energy-efficient than basswood shutters and up to 1600% more energy-efficient than aluminum blinds. You are able to even cover your unusually shaped windows with Polywood plantation shutters, ensuring each window will look stylish while still keeping the room toasty. 

’Tis The Season For New Furniture In The Family Room

Living room with hardwood floors and shutters. 
Once your windows are adequately covered, it’s time to look at what guests will be sitting on. If your furniture pieces are starting to come apart, the holidays can be a great time to start anew. By replacing disheveled couch, or adding a few leather chairs by the fire, you can create an atmosphere that’s perfect for lounging around. Plus, your guests will be more comfortable sitting on a chair that wasn’t purchased during the Great Depression. After all, that book can’t level your sofa forever. 

Decorate Each Room In The House

Bedroom decorated for Christmas.

You strung the lights and decorated the family room in full holiday cheer. But there’s nothing better for your family than finding a touch of the holidays in their own bedroom. And a sprig of holly in the kitchen can raise your spirits when you’re stressing about your holiday feast.

Decorations shouldn’t be overblown, and don’t feel like you need a house filled withmultiple decked-out trees. But a slight touch here or there can keep up your holiday spirit.

Improve Your Gainesville House For The Holidays By Replacing Ineffective Lighting Fixtures

Making sure that your lighting fixture fits your needs should be on your holiday list.

New chairs, decorations, and energy-efficient shutters are appreciated, but it may not matter if they are sitting in the dark. Improving your home for the holidays should include replacing ineffective lamps and chandeliers. Your floor lamp can work when it’s just you and your immediate family, but when guests arrive, you’ll need to get some adequate lighting.

Most lamps and chandeliers are a snap to put up and can effortlessly liven up your space. Lights can eradicate room shadows in the corners. If new lights aren’t warranted, just make sure the ones you have are full of new bulbs. And installing a dimmer switch will help you to adjust the fixtures with your holiday tree lights.

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

Getting ready for holiday visitors might encompass one or two needed improvements to your home. Sunburst Shutters will help you install the perfect energy-efficient plantation shutters that will make your rooms warm and cozy. Simply send in the form below or contact us at 813-602-5966 for a free in-home consultation.