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Ways To Improve Your San Diego Home for the Holidays

December 17, 2019

As the holidays are in full winter bloom, it's the perfect opportunity to get your San Diego home ready for visitors. Like every year, there’s the usual trees lights and present wrapping that has to be done before company comes. But is your home, itself, ready to go? Or could it use some updated living room furniture and energy-efficient plantation shutters?

If you think your guests deserve a warm and cozy home, try some of these tips to improve your home for the holidays.

Dress Your Windows With Energy-Efficient Shutters

Holiday table with candles in festive dining room. Once the tree and garland are decorated, you could look around and discover that your windows appear dull and drab. By installing plantation shutters over your windows, you instantly give your rooms a classic look that also highlights your holiday decorations. Plantation shutters also can effectively restrict sun glare during short winter days. They work great in places like the kitchen, so nobody has to make cookies with a blinding sunset hitting them in the face.

By improving your San Diego home for the holidays by installing shutters, you gain both elegance and energy-efficiency. That’s because when the weather becomes cold and windy, you can shut the treatments to provide an energy-efficient assist. Plantation shutters are known as the premier window treatments to block air flowing through your windows -- so you keep the warm temperatures inside and the cold air out.

Of course, if you chose to pair energy-efficiency with durability, you should use a faux wood 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 stock aluminum blinds. You can even cover your specialty-shaped windows with Polywood plantation shutters, which means that every window will look great while still bringing energy-efficiency. 

’Tis The Season For New Furniture In Your Home

Family room with built-in shelving and shutters. 
After your windows are adequately covered, you need to consider what your friends will be seated on. If your furniture pieces are starting to show their age, the holidays can be a great time to find replacements. By switching out an old couch, or bringing-in a set of leather chairs by a small side table, you can make a feeling that’s perfect for family photos. Plus, your family will feel cozier sitting on furniture that hasn’t been around since the Eisenhower administration. After all, those cushions won’t get any cleaner. 

Add Holiday Cheer To Each Room In The House

Bedroom decorated for Christmas.

You put up the tree and decorated the downstairs in full holiday cheer. But there’s no greater feeling for your overnight guests than waking up to a tiny piece of the holidays in their bedroom. And a tiny wreath in the kitchen can put a smile on your face when you’re stressing about dinner and desserts.

Decorations shouldn’t be overblown, and don’t feel like you need to fill the house withmultiple decked-out trees. But a small detail here or there can do a lot for your holiday spirit.

Improve Your San Diego House For The Holidays By Redoing Inadequate Lighting Fixtures

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

New chairs, decorations, and energy-efficient shutters are great, but it won’t matter if no one can see them. Improving your home for the holidays should always include definitely include upgrading ineffective lamps and chandeliers. Your corner lamp may provide enough light when it’s just you at home, but when guests arrive, you’ll want to get some better lighting.

Most lighting fixtures are simple to install and can transform a room. TheylLighting can fix room shadows in the corners. If an updated light isn’t an option, just make sure your fixtures don’t have any burned-out bulbs. And installing a dimmer switch can allow you to adapt the fixtures against your holiday tree lights.

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

Getting ready for holiday visitors might encompass some needed improvements to your home. Sunburst Shutters can help you install the best energy-efficient shutters that will keep your house cozy for the holidays. Just send in the form below or call us at 760-405-8887 for a no-cost in-home consultation.