Ways To Improve Your Chicago Home for the Holidays

Richard Rampton

With the holidays are in full winter bloom, it's a great reason to get your Chicago home ready for Yuletide guests. You have the usual trees lights and present wrapping that needs to be completed before family is allowed in. But is your house, itself, ready to go? Or does it use some updated living room furniture and energy-efficient plantation shutters?

If you want to provide an inviting atmosphere, try some of these ways to improve your home for the holidays.

Dress Your Windows With Energy-Efficient Plantation Shutters

Christmas table in festive dining room. Once the tree and garland are trimmed, you could look around and discover that your windows appear cold and unfinished. But if you install plantation shutters over your windows, you instantly give your room a inviting feeling that also highlights your decorations. Shutters also can effectively mitigate sun glare in the morning and evening. They are perfect in rooms like the kitchen, so no one has to make cookies with a annoying sunset hitting them in their eyes.

By improving your Chicago 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 shut the louvers for an energy-efficient benefit. Plantation shutters are one of the best window treatments to deter air flow through your windows -- so you keep the nice air inside and the wintry air out.

Of course, if you want to pair energy-efficiency with durability, you will want to use a faux wood interior shutter, like our Polywood® plantation shutters. Polywood is up to 70% more energy-efficient than hardwood shutters and up to 1600% more energy-efficient than cheap aluminum blinds. You are able to even cover your unusually shaped windows with Polywood shutters, which ensures that every window will look great while still keeping a constant temperature in your rooms. 

Now’s the time For New Furniture In Your Home

Family room with hardwood floors and plantation shutters. 
After your windows are covered, you should consider what guests will be seated on. If your chairs are beginning to look a little ratty, the holidays are the perfect time to start anew. By switching out a worn-out sofa, or bringing-in a set of leather chairs for guests, you can make a feeling that’s perfect for a Christmas card. Plus, your guests will feel cozier sitting on something that wasn’t made during 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 full holiday cheer. But there’s nothing better for your overnight guests than finding a touch of the holidays in their bedroom. And a bit of mistletoe in the kitchen can put a smile on your face when you’re worrying about getting everything in the oven.

Decorations don’t have to be overbearing, and you shouldn’t feel like you need to cram insix to seven tinseled pine trees. But a modest touch sprinkled about can keep up 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 they are sitting in the dark. Improving your home for the holidays should always include definitely include upgrading ineffective lamps and chandeliers. Your floor lamp might 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 easy to put up and can effortlessly liven up an area. Lights can eradicate room shadows cast from furniture. If a an updated light isn’t an option, just make sure that your current ones don’t have any burned-out bulbs. And using a dimmer switch can allow you to adapt the fixtures to you holiday fairy lights.

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

Getting ready for friends and family might include a few needed improvements to your home. Sunburst Shutters will help you install the perfect energy-efficient plantation shutters that will make your rooms holiday ready. Just send in the form below or give us a call at 847-250-6544 for a no-cost in-home consultation.