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Tips To Improve Your Hartford Home for the Holidays

December 17, 2019

As the holidays are swiftly approaching, it's the perfect opportunity to get your Hartford home ready for Yuletide guests. Like every year, there’s the usual sprucing up that should to be done before everyone is allowed in. But is your home, itself, ready? Or does it need some new living room furniture and energy-efficient interior shutters?

If you think your guests deserve an inviting place to stay, try some of these tips to improve your home for the holidays.

Install Energy-Efficient Interior Shutters

Christmas table in festive dining room. Once the tree and garland are trimmed, you could look around and notice that your windows appear dull and drab. By putting up plantation shutters on your windows, you can give your rooms a finished touch that also highlights your holiday decorations. Shutters also can effectively restrict sun glare from sunrise to sunset. They are especially nice in rooms like the dining room, so no guest has to share their pumpkin pie with a blinding sunset hitting them in their eyes.

By improving your Hartford home for the holidays by installing shutters, you attain both style and energy-efficiency. That’s because when the weather becomes cold and windy, you can shut your shutters to provide an energy-efficient assist. Plantation shutters are one of the premier window treatments to block air flowing through your windows -- so you keep the warm air inside and the chilly air out.

Of course, if you are looking to pair energy-efficiency with status, you will want to 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 are able to even cover your specialty-shaped windows with Polywood plantation shutters, which ensures that each window will look beautiful while still keeping the room warm. 

It’s Time For Updated Furniture In Your Home

Family room with horse painting and shutters. 
After your windows are adequately covered, you should consider what guests will be seated on. If your chairs are starting to look a little ratty, the holidays are a wonderful time to start anew. By replacing a worn-out sofa, or putting a set of leather chairs by a small side table, you can make a look that’s perfect for family photos. Plus, your guests will be cozier sitting on a chair that wasn’t made during the Great Depression. After all, those cushions can’t get any flatter. 

Add Decorations To Each Room In The House

Bedroom with Christmas tree.

You strung the lights and decorated the downstairs in full holiday cheer. But there’s nothing better for your guests than waking up to a tiny piece of the holidays in their own bedroom. And a sprig of holly in the kitchen can calm you down when you’re worrying about getting everything in the oven.

Decorations are better when they aren’t overblown, and you shouldn’t feel like you need to fill the house withseveral decked-out trees. But a slight touch here or there can raise your holiday spirit.

Improve Your Hartford House For The Holidays By Changing Out Dull Lighting Fixtures

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

New chairs, decorations, and energy-efficient plantation shutters are great, but it doesn’t matter if no one can see them. Improving your home for the holidays should include upgrading ineffective lights. Your corner lamp might work when it’s just you lounging around, but when guests arrive, you’ll need to get some better lighting.

Most lighting fixtures are a snap to put in and can effortlessly liven up an area. Lights can fix room shadows in the corners. If new lights aren’t in the cards, just make sure that our current ones aren’t missing any globes or hoods. And installing a dimmer switch can allow you to adjust the fixtures to you holiday decorations.

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

Getting ready for holiday visitors might encompass one or two needed improvements to your home. Sunburst Shutters can help you install the perfect energy-efficient shutters that will keep your home cozy for the holidays. Just fill out the form below or call us at 860-266-5459 for a no-cost in-home consultation.