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Tips To Improve Your Atlanta Home for the Holidays

December 17, 2019

With the holidays are swiftly approaching, it's time to get your Atlanta home in order for Yuletide guests. You have the usual decorating, cooking, and cleaning that has to be done before everyone arrives. But is your home, itself, ready? Or does it use some new living room furniture and energy-efficient plantation shutters?

If you think your guests deserve a warm and cozy place to stay, try a few of these ways to improve your home for the holidays.

Dress Your Windows With Energy-Efficient Interior Shutters

Christmas table in festive dining room. After putting up the tree and garland, you might find that your windows appear cold and unfinished. By installing plantation shutters over your windows, you give your room a inviting look that also accentuates your holiday embellishments. Plantation shutters also can effectively block sun glare in the morning and evening. They are especially nice in rooms like the dining room, so nobody has to finish their pumpkin pie with a blinding sunset hitting them in their eyes.

By improving your Atlanta home for the holidays by getting shutters, you attain both beauty and energy-efficiency. That’s because when the cold wind starts blowing, you can close the louvers and get an energy-efficient benefit. Plantation shutters are known as the premier window coverings to deter heat loss through your windows -- and that keeps the warm temperatures inside and the chilly air out.

Of course, if you chose to combine energy-efficiency with durability, you should use a faux wood shutter, like our Polywood® shutters. Polywood is up to 70% more energy-efficient than wood shutters and up to 1600% more energy-efficient than stock aluminum blinds. You are able to even cover your arched and oval shaped windows with Polywood plantation shutters, ensuring every window will look stylish while still keeping the room warm. 

Now’s the time For New Furniture In The Family Room

Family room with built-in shelving and shutters. 
Now that your windows are dressed, it’s time to consider what friends and family will be sitting on. If your chairs are starting to look a little ratty, the holidays are the perfect time to find replacements. By replacing disheveled couch, or adding a set of leather chairs by a small side table, you can create a style that’s perfect for lounging around. Plus, your family will be much more comfortable sitting on a chair that hasn’t been around since the Great Depression. After all, those cushions can’t get any fluffier on their own. 

Add Holiday Cheer To Every Room In The House

Bedroom with Christmas decor.

You hung the ornaments and decorated the main rooms in full holiday cheer. But there’s nothing better for your overnight guests than finding a tiny piece of the holidays in their own 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 overbearing, and don’t feel like you need to fill the house withmultiple tinseled pine trees. But a small detail here or there can keep up your holiday morale.

Improve Your Atlanta House For The Holidays By Replacing Dull Lighting Fixtures

Ensuring that your lighting fixture is right for your needs should be on your holiday wish list.

New chairs, decorations, and energy-efficient shutters are great, but it may not matter if no one can see them. Improving your home for the holidays should include upgrading ineffective lighting fixtures. Your shaded table lamp may seem fine when it’s just you at home, but when guests arrive, you’ll want plenty of brighter lighting.

Most lighting fixtures are easy to put in and can effortlessly liven up an area. TheylLighting can eliminate room shadows that make the room seem smaller. If new lights aren’t warranted, just make sure that our current ones are full of new bulbs. And adding a dimmer switch will help you to modify the fixtures with your holiday decorations.

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

Getting ready for holiday company might involve one or two needed improvements to your home. Sunburst Shutters can help you install the best energy-efficient interior window treatments that will make your rooms holiday ready. Just fill out the form below or give us a call at 404-962-8517 for a no-cost in-home consultation.