Tips To Improve Your Raleigh Home for the Holidays12/17/2019Blake Jarman Now that the holidays are here and upon us, it's the perfect opportunity to get your Raleigh home in order for visitors. Of course, there’s the usual sprucing up that needs to be finished before everyone comes. But is your house, itself, looking festive as it could? Or does it use some new living room furniture and energy-efficient plantation shutters? If you think your guests deserve a comforting place to stay, try some of these tips to improve your home for the holidays. Give Your Windows Energy-Efficient Plantation Shutters Once the tree and garland are decorated, you may find that your windows seem cold and unfinished. By installing plantation shutters over your windows, you give your room a finished look that also accentuates your holiday decorations. Shutters also can effectively mitigate sun glare from sunrise to sunset. They are especially nice in places like the kitchen, so no guest has to make cookies with a harsh sunset hitting them in their eyes. By improving your Raleigh home for the holidays with plantation shutters, you attain both elegance and energy-efficiency. That’s because when the cold wind starts blowing, you can close your shutters for an energy-efficient boost. Plantation shutters are known as the top window treatments to block heat loss through your windows -- keeping the nice temperatures inside and the wintry 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® shutters. Polywood is up to 70% more energy-efficient than hardwood shutters and up to 1600% more energy-efficient than cheap aluminum blinds. You can even cover your arched and oval shaped windows with Polywood plantation shutters, which means that every window will look stylish while still providing energy-efficiency. ’Tis The Season For New Furniture In Your Home Once your windows are covered, it’s time to consider what your friends will be seated on. If your chairs, couches, and tables are starting to come apart, the holidays are a wonderful time to start anew. By switching out disheveled couch, or putting a few leather chairs for guests, you can make a style that’s perfect for family photos. Plus, your guests will be much cozier sitting on a chair 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 You hung the ornaments and decked out the downstairs in holiday flourish. But there’s no better feeling for your guests than finding a touch of holiday magic in their own bedroom. And a bit of mistletoe in the kitchen can calm you down when you’re fussing about dinner and desserts. Decorations shouldn’t be overblown, and you shouldn’t feel like you need a house filled withmultiple fully decorated trees. But a slight detail in the corners can raise your holiday morale. Improve Your Raleigh House For The Holidays By Replacing Inadequate Lighting Fixtures New sofas, 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 include upgrading ineffective lamps and chandeliers. Your floor lamp can seem fine when it’s just you at home, but when guests arrive, you’ll need to get some brighter lighting. Most lights are easy to install and can do wonders for an area. TheylLighting can eliminate room shadows that make the room seem smaller. If a an updated light isn’t warranted, just make sure your fixtures are full of new bulbs. And installing a dimmer switch will help you to adapt the fixtures against your holiday tree lights. Sunburst Will Help Improve Your Home For The Holidays With Plantation Shutters Getting your house ready for friends and family might involve a few needed improvements to your home. Sunburst Shutters can help you install the perfect energy-efficient shutters that will make your rooms holiday ready. Simply send in the form below or call us at 919-887-9198 for a free in-home consultation.