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Ways To Improve Your Salt Lake City Home for the Holidays

December 17, 2019

Now that the holidays are swiftly approaching, it's a great reason to get your Salt Lake City home prepared for friends and family. Like every year, there’s the usual decorating, cooking, and cleaning that should to be finished before everyone arrives. But is your home, itself, ready? Or does it need some updated chairs, lights and energy-efficient interior shutters?

If you think your guests deserve an inviting atmosphere, try these tips to improve your home for the holidays.

Dress Your Windows With Energy-Efficient Interior Shutters

Holiday table with candles in festive dining room. Once the tree and garland are up, you may discover that your windows look cold and unfinished. By installing plantation shutters over your windows, you give your home a classic feeling that also highlights your decorations. Shutters also can effectively block sun glare in the morning and evening. They are perfect in rooms like the dining room, so no one has to share their cranberries with a harsh sunset hitting them in their eyes.

By improving your Salt Lake City 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 close your shutters for an energy-efficient boost. Plantation shutters have been called the best window coverings to block air flow through your windows -- keeping the nice air inside and the chilly air out.

Of course, if you want to combine energy-efficiency with durability, 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 aluminum blinds. You are able to even cover your specialty-shaped windows with Polywood shutters, which means that all your windows will look beautiful while still bringing energy-efficiency. 
 

’Tis The Season For New Furniture In The Living Room

Living room with horse painting and plantation shutters. 
After your windows are dressed, it’s time to look at 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 start anew. By replacing a worn-out sofa, or putting a couple leather chairs for guests, you can give your rooms a look that’s perfect for family photos. Plus, your friends will be more comfortable sitting on something that wasn’t purchased during the Great Depression. After all, how many times can you turn that cushion anyway?. 
 

Add Decorations To Each Room In The House

Bedroom decorated for Christmas.

You strung the lights and decorated the family room in festive embellishments. But there’s no greater feeling for your overnight guests than falling asleep to a touch of the holidays in their bedroom. And a sprig of holly in the kitchen can put a smile on your face when you’re fussing about your holiday feast.

Decorations shouldn’t be overblown, and don’t feel like you need to cram insix to seven fully decorated trees. But a slight touch here or there can keep up your holiday mood.

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

Ensuring that your lighting fixture fits your needs should be on your holiday wish 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 might work when it’s just you lounging around, 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 eliminate room shadows that make the room seem smaller. If a an updated light isn’t warranted, just make sure the ones you have don’t have any burned-out bulbs. And installing a dimmer switch can allow you to adjust the fixtures against your holiday decorations.

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

Getting ready for holiday company 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 holiday ready. Just send in the form below or give us a call at 801-515-3598 for a no-cost in-home consultation.

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