Ways To Improve Your Salt Lake City Home for the Holidays

Matt Thelander

With the holidays are here and upon us, it's a great reason to get your Salt Lake City home ready for friends and family. Like every year, there’s the usual sprucing up that should to be finished before everyone comes. But is your home, itself, ready to go? Or does it need some updated chairs, lights and energy-efficient interior shutters?

If you want to give your guests an inviting home, try these tips to improve your home for the holidays.

Dress Your Windows With Energy-Efficient Plantation Shutters

Holiday table with candles in festive dining room.

After decorating the tree and garland, you might discover that your windows appear dull and drab. But if you install plantation shutters over your windows, you give your home a finished feeling that also highlights your holiday decorations. Plantation shutters also can effectively block sun glare in the morning and evening. They are perfect in rooms like the living room, so nobody has to open presents with a harsh sunset hitting them in their eyes.

By improving your Salt Lake City home for the holidays with plantation shutters, you get both style and energy-efficiency. That’s because when the cold wind starts blowing, you can close the louvers for an energy-efficient boost. Plantation shutters have been called the best window coverings to block heat loss through your windows -- keeping the nice air inside and the chilly air out.

Of course, if you chose to pair energy-efficiency with style, you should use a faux wood treatment, like our Polywood® plantation 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 arched and oval shaped windows with Polywood shutters, which means that all your windows will look beautiful while still bringing energy-efficiency. 
 

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

Living room with horse painting and plantation shutters. 
After your windows are dressed, you should consider what guests will be sitting on. If your chairs, couches, and tables are starting to look a little ratty, the holidays are a wonderful time to upgrade. By upgrading a worn-out sofa, or putting a set of leather chairs for guests, you can create a look that’s perfect for family photos. Plus, your friends will be cozier sitting on something that wasn’t purchased during the Great Depression. After all, those cushions can’t get any fluffier on their own. 
 

Decorate Each Room In The House

Bedroom with Christmas tree.

You strung the lights and decorated the family room in festive embellishments. But there’s no greater feeling for your guests than falling asleep to a bit of the holidays in their bedroom. And a sprig of holly in the kitchen can calm you down when you’re fussing about dinner and desserts.

Decorations don’t have to be overblown, and don’t feel like you need a house filled withmultiple fully decorated trees. But a slight touch sprinkled about can do a lot for your holiday spirit.

Improve Your Salt Lake City House For The Holidays By Changing Out Inadequate Lighting Fixtures

Ensuring that your lighting fixture fits your needs should be on your holiday improvement list.

New chairs, decorations, and energy-efficient shutters are appreciated, but it won’t matter if they are poorly lit. Improving your home for the holidays should include upgrading ineffective lighting fixtures. Your shaded table lamp can seem fine when it’s just you and your immediate family, but when friends and family come calling, you’ll need plenty of brighter lighting.

Most lights are simple to put in and can effortlessly liven up a room. Lights can fix room shadows that make the room seem smaller. If a a new fixture isn’t warranted, just make sure the ones you have aren’t missing any globes or hoods. And installing a dimmer switch will help you to adjust the fixtures to you holiday decorations.

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

Getting your house ready for friends and family might involve some needed improvements to your home. Sunburst Shutters will help you install the best energy-efficient plantation shutters that will keep your house warm and cozy. Just send in the form below or give us a call at 801-515-3598 for a free in-home consultation.