Tips To Improve Your Gainesville Home for the Holidays

Eric Ramsey

Now that the holidays are here and upon us, it's the perfect opportunity to get your Gainesville home in order for friends and family. You have the usual decorating, cooking, and cleaning that has to be finished before family 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 atmosphere, try these tips to improve your home for the holidays.

Give Your Windows Energy-Efficient Plantation Shutters

Christmas table with candles in festive dining room.

Once the tree and garland are decorated, you could look around and discover that your windows appear dull and drab. By putting up plantation shutters over your windows, you instantly give your home a inviting feeling that also brings out your decorations. Plantation shutters also can effectively restrict sun glare during short winter days. They are especially nice 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 by installing shutters, you gain both elegance and energy-efficiency. That’s because when the cold wind starts blowing, you can shut the treatments to provide an energy-efficient boost. Plantation shutters are one of the top window treatments to stop air flowing through your windows -- keeping the warm temperatures inside and the chilly air out.

Of course, if you chose to combine energy-efficiency with durability, you will want to use a faux wood treatment, like our Polywood® shutters. Polywood is up to 70% more energy-efficient than basswood shutters and up to 1600% more energy-efficient than cheap aluminum blinds. You are able to even cover your unusually shaped windows with Polywood plantation shutters, which means that each window will look stylish while still bringing energy-efficiency. 
 

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

Living room with horse painting and shutters. 
Once your windows are adequately covered, you should look at what guests will be sitting on. If your chairs are starting to come apart, the holidays are the perfect time to start anew. By replacing a worn-out couch, or bringing-in a few leather chairs by the fire, you can give your rooms a style that’s perfect for lounging around. Plus, your guests will be cozier sitting on a chair that wasn’t purchased during the Great Depression. After all, that book can’t level your sofa forever. 
 

Add Decorations To Each Room In The House

Bedroom decorated for Christmas.

You put up the tree and decorated the family room in holiday flourish. But there’s nothing better for your family than finding a bit of the holidays in their own bedroom. And a bit of mistletoe in the kitchen can raise your spirits when you’re worrying about your holiday feast.

Decorations shouldn’t be overbearing, and don’t feel like you need to cram inmultiple decked-out trees. But a slight bit sprinkled about can do a lot for your holiday spirit.

Improve Your Gainesville House For The Holidays By Changing Out Dull 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 upgrading ineffective lamps and chandeliers. Your corner lamp can work when it’s just you lounging around, but when people come over, you’ll need to get some adequate lighting.

Most lamps and chandeliers are a snap to install and can effortlessly liven up your space. Lights can eradicate room shadows in the corners. If a new lights aren’t warranted, just make sure that your current ones are full of new bulbs. And adding a dimmer switch can allow you to adjust the fixtures with your holiday fairy lights.

Sunburst Will Help Improve Your Home For The Holidays With Beautiful Interior Shutters

Getting ready for holiday visitors might include one or two needed improvements to your home. Sunburst Shutters will help you install the perfect energy-efficient shutters that will make your home holiday ready. Simply send in the form below or contact us at 813-602-5966 for a no-cost in-home consultation.