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How To Improve Your Orlando Home for the Holidays

December 17, 2019

As the holidays are in full winter bloom, it's time to get your Orlando home ready for Yuletide guests. Like every year, there’s the usual sprucing up that has to be finished before everyone arrives. But is your home, itself, ready? Or could it need some new furniture, lighting fixtures and energy-efficient interior shutters?

If you want to provide an inviting place to stay, try these ideas to improve your home for the holidays.

Give Your Windows Energy-Efficient Plantation Shutters

Christmas table with candles in festive dining room. After putting up the tree and garland, you might discover that your windows look cold and unfinished. But if you install plantation shutters on your windows, you can give your home a finished touch that also brings out your holiday embellishments. Plantation shutters also can effectively block sun glare from sunrise to sunset. They work great in places like the kitchen, so nobody has to roast turkey with a blinding sunset hitting them in the face.

By improving your Orlando home for the holidays by installing shutters, you attain both beauty and energy-efficiency. That’s because when Jack Frost comes around, you can shut the louvers and get an energy-efficient boost. Plantation shutters are known as the top window treatments to deter heat loss through your windows -- keeping the warm temperatures inside and the wintry air out.

Of course, if you want to pair energy-efficiency with status, you will want to use a faux wood treatment, like our Polywood® 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 plantation shutters, which ensures that all your windows will look beautiful while still ensuring a constant temperature by your windows. 
 

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

Living room with horse painting and shutters. 
After 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 upgrade. By upgrading disheveled couch, or putting a couple leather chairs by the fire, you can make a feeling that’s perfect for a Christmas card. Plus, your friends will feel happier sitting on something that wasn’t purchased during the Great Depression. After all, those cushions won’t get any flatter. 
 

Add Decorations To Every Room In The House

Traditional bedroom decorated for Christmas.

You put up the tree and decorated the main rooms in festive embellishments. But there’s nothing better for your guests than waking up to a bit of holiday magic in their bedroom. And a sprig of holly in the kitchen can raise your spirits when you’re fussing about your holiday feast.

Decorations don’t have to be overbearing, and try not to think that you need to fill the house withseveral tinseled pine trees. But a small bit sprinkled about can raise your holiday spirit.

Improve Your Orlando House For The Holidays By Replacing Ineffective Lighting Fixtures

Making sure that your lighting fixture is right for your space should be on your holiday improvement list.

New sofas, decorations, and energy-efficient shutters are nice, but it may not matter if they are poorly lit. Improving your home for the holidays should include replacing ineffective lamps and chandeliers. Your shaded table lamp might provide enough light when it’s just you lounging around, but when people come over, you’ll need plenty of adequate lighting.

Most lights are simple to put in and can effortlessly liven up a room. Lights can eradicate room shadows cast from furniture. If a a new fixture isn’t in the cards, just make sure the ones you have don’t have any burned-out bulbs. And adding a dimmer switch can allow you to adjust the fixtures against your holiday fairy lights.

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

Getting your house ready for holiday company might involve one or two needed improvements to your home. Sunburst Shutters can help you choose the best energy-efficient interior window treatments that will make your house holiday ready. Just send in the form below or call us at 407-630-7011 for a no-cost in-home consultation.

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