Tips To Improve Your St. George Home for the Holidays

Kasey Udy

With the holidays are in full winter bloom, it's time to get your St. George home prepared for friends and family. You have the usual trees lights and present wrapping that needs to be finished before everyone is allowed in. But is your home, itself, ready to go? Or does it use some updated furniture, lighting fixtures and energy-efficient plantation shutters?

If you think your guests deserve a comforting place to stay, try these ways to improve your home for the holidays.

Give Your Windows Energy-Efficient Plantation Shutters

Holiday table in festive dining room. Once the tree and garland are trimmed, you could look around and discover that your windows appear dull and drab. By installing plantation shutters over your windows, you give your home a inviting look that also accentuates your decorations. Interior shutters also can effectively restrict sun glare in the morning and evening. They are perfect in rooms like the living room, so no one has to drink egg nog with a harsh sunset hitting them in their eyes.

By improving your St. George home for the holidays with plantation shutters, you attain both style and energy-efficiency. That’s because when the cold wind starts blowing, you can shut your shutters for an energy-efficient benefit. Plantation shutters are one of the premier window treatments to block heat loss through your windows -- keeping the pleasant temperatures inside and the chilly air out.

Of course, if you are looking to combine energy-efficiency with durability, you should use a faux wood interior shutter, like our Polywood® shutters. Polywood is up to 70% more energy-efficient than basswood shutters and up to 1600% more energy-efficient than aluminum blinds. You can even cover your arched and oval shaped windows with Polywood shutters, ensuring every window will look great while still giving you energy-efficiency. 

’Tis The Season For Updated Furniture In The Living Room

Family room with hardwood floors and plantation shutters. 
Now that your windows are adequately covered, you should determine what guests will be sitting on. If your furniture pieces are starting to show their age, the holidays are a wonderful time to upgrade. By replacing an old couch, or putting a few leather chairs by the fire, you can create a style that’s perfect for a Christmas card. Plus, your guests will be happier sitting on furniture that wasn’t purchased during the 1930’s. After all, that book can’t level your sofa forever. 

Add Holiday Cheer To Each Room In The House

Bedroom decorated for Christmas.You hung the ornaments and decked out the downstairs in full holiday cheer. But there’s no better feeling for your guests than falling asleep to a tiny piece of holiday magic in their own bedroom. And a tiny wreath in the kitchen can calm you down when you’re worrying about your holiday feast.

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

Improve Your St. George House For The Holidays By Redoing Ineffective Lighting Fixtures

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

New chairs, decorations, and energy-efficient 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 lights. Your shaded table lamp might work when it’s just you lounging around, but when guests arrive, you’ll want to get some brighter lighting.

Most lighting fixtures are a snap to install and can do wonders for a room. Lights can eliminate room shadows in the corners. If a an updated light isn’t warranted, just make sure the ones you have don’t have any burned-out bulbs. And using a dimmer switch can allow you to modify the fixtures against your holiday tree lights.

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

Getting ready for friends and family might encompass some needed improvements to your home. Sunburst Shutters will help you find the best energy-efficient plantation shutters that will keep your rooms holiday ready. All you need to do is fill out the form below or give us a call at 435-485-9332 for a free in-home consultation.