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Ways To Improve Your Chicago Home for the Holidays

December 17, 2019

Now that the holidays are in full winter bloom, it's a great reason to get your Chicago home ready for Yuletide guests. Of course, there’s the usual trees lights and present wrapping that should to be done before company is allowed in. But is your house, itself, ready to go? Or does it use some updated furniture, lighting fixtures and energy-efficient plantation shutters?

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

Dress Your Windows With Energy-Efficient Plantation Shutters

Christmas spread in festive dining room. After trimming 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 can give your room a inviting feeling that also highlights your holiday decorations. Shutters also can effectively block sun glare in the morning and evening. They are perfect in rooms like the dining room, so no guest has to finish their turkey dinner with a annoying sunset hitting them in their eyes.

By improving your Chicago home for the holidays with plantation shutters, you gain both elegance and energy-efficiency. That’s because when the cold wind starts blowing, you can shut your shutters for an energy-efficient benefit. Plantation shutters are one of the best window treatments to deter heat loss through your windows -- and that keeps the nice air inside and the wintry air out.

Of course, if you want to pair energy-efficiency with style, you will want to use a faux wood interior shutter, like our Polywood® plantation shutters. Polywood is up to 70% more energy-efficient than wood shutters and up to 1600% more energy-efficient than aluminum blinds. You are able to even cover your unusually shaped windows with Polywood shutters, which ensures that all your windows will look beautiful while still giving you energy-efficiency. 

’Tis The Season For New Furniture In Your Home

Family room with hardwood floors and plantation shutters. 
After your windows are covered, it’s time to look at what your friends will be seated on. If your furniture pieces are beginning to show their age, the holidays can be a great time to upgrade. By switching out disheveled sofa, or adding a set of leather chairs for guests, you can make a feeling that’s perfect for a Christmas card. Plus, your family will feel more comfortable sitting on something that hasn’t been around since the Great Depression. After all, those cushions won’t get any fluffier on their own. 

Decorate Each Room In The House

Bedroom with Christmas decor.

You hung the ornaments and decked out the main rooms in holiday flourish. But there’s no better feeling for your overnight guests than finding a touch of the holidays in their bedroom. And a bit of mistletoe in the kitchen can calm you down when you’re worrying about getting everything in the oven.

Decorations don’t have to be overbearing, and don’t feel like you need to crammultiple tinseled pine trees. But a small bit sprinkled about can do a lot for your holiday mood.

Improve Your Chicago House For The Holidays By Redoing Inadequate Lighting Fixtures

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

New sofas, decorations, and energy-efficient plantation shutters are appreciated, but it may not matter if no one can see them. Improving your home for the holidays should always include definitely include replacing ineffective lamps and chandeliers. Your floor lamp can provide enough light when it’s just you and your immediate family, but when friends and family come calling, you’ll need plenty of better lighting.

Most lighting fixtures are a snap to install and can do wonders for an area. Lights can eradicate room shadows in the corners. If an updated light isn’t an option, just make sure that our current ones aren’t missing any globes or hoods. And using a dimmer switch will help you to adapt the fixtures against your holiday tree lights.

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

Getting your house ready for friends and family might include some 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. Just send in the form below or give us a call at 847-250-6544 for a free in-home consultation.