Ways To Improve Your San Diego Home for the Holidays

Tyson Williams

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

If you want to give your guests 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. As you get into decorating the house, you could look around and discover that your windows appear cold and unfinished. By installing plantation shutters over your windows, you instantly give your rooms a classic feeling that also highlights your holiday decorations. Plantation shutters also can effectively restrict sun glare during short winter days. They are especially nice in places like the kitchen, so no one has to make cookies with a blinding sunset hitting them in the face.

By improving your San Diego home for the holidays with plantation shutters, you get both elegance and energy-efficiency. That’s because when Jack Frost comes around, you can shut the treatments for 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 style, 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, ensuring all your windows will look great while still maintaining a consistent temperature in your home. 

’Tis The Season For New Furniture In Your Home

Family room with built-in shelving and shutters. 
After your windows are dressed, you need to consider what your friends will be seated on. If your chairs are starting to look a little ratty, the holidays can be a great time to find replacements. By switching out an old couch, or bringing-in a couple leather chairs by a small side table, you can make a feeling that’s perfect for family photos. Plus, your guests will feel cozier sitting on furniture that wasn’t made during the Great Depression. After all, those cushions won’t get any cleaner. 

Add Holiday Cheer To Each Room In The House

Bedroom decorated for Christmas.You strung the lights and decked out the main rooms in holiday flourish. 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 worrying about dinner and desserts.

Decorations don’t have to 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 nice, but it doesn’t 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 may provide enough light when it’s just you at home, but when guests arrive, you’ll want to get some adequate lighting.

Most lighting fixtures are simple to put up and can transform a room. TheylLighting can eliminate room shadows cast from furniture. If a a new fixture isn’t warranted, just make sure your fixtures don’t have any burned-out bulbs. And installing a dimmer switch will help you to adjust the fixtures against your holiday tree lights.

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

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