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Ways To Improve Your Cleveland Home for the Holidays

December 17, 2019

As the holidays are in full winter bloom, it's the perfect opportunity to get your Cleveland home ready for friends and family. Of course, there’s the usual sprucing up that has to be finished before company arrives. But is your house, itself, ready to go? Or does it need some new chairs, lights and energy-efficient interior shutters?

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

Install Energy-Efficient Interior Shutters

Holiday spread in festive dining room. After trimming the tree and garland, you could look around and notice that your windows seem cold and unfinished. By putting up plantation shutters over your windows, you can give your rooms a finished look that also highlights your decorations. Interior shutters also can effectively block sun glare in the morning and evening. They are perfect in places like the kitchen, so nobody has to bake pumpkin pie with a harsh sunset hitting them in the face.

By improving your Cleveland home for the holidays with plantation shutters, you attain both beauty and energy-efficiency. That’s because when the weather becomes cold and windy, you can close your shutters to provide an energy-efficient assist. Plantation shutters are one of the best window coverings to stop air flowing through your windows -- and that keeps the pleasant air inside and the wintry air out.

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

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

Living room with horse painting and plantation shutters. 
Now that your windows are covered, you need to determine what guests will be seated on. If your chairs are starting to look a little ratty, the holidays are the perfect time to start anew. By upgrading disheveled sofa, or putting a set of leather chairs by the fire, you can make a style that’s perfect for lounging around. Plus, your guests will be happier sitting on something that wasn’t made during the 1930’s. After all, that pack of cards can’t level your couch forever. 

Add Decorations To Every Room In The House

Bedroom decorated for Christmas.

You hung the ornaments and decorated the downstairs in festive embellishments. But there’s no greater feeling for your overnight guests than falling asleep to a touch of holiday magic in their own bedroom. And a sprig of holly in the kitchen can put a smile on your face when you’re worrying about getting everything in the oven.

Decorations are better when they aren’t overbearing, and try not to feel like you need to cramseveral fully decorated trees. But a small detail in the corners can do a lot for your holiday morale.

Improve Your Cleveland House For The Holidays By Redoing Dull Lighting Fixtures

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

New sofas, decorations, and energy-efficient window treatments 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 need to get some better lighting.

Most lights are easy to put in and can do wonders for an area. Lights can eliminate room shadows that make the room seem smaller. If new lights aren’t an option, just make sure the ones you have don’t have any burned-out bulbs. And adding a dimmer switch lets you modify the fixtures against your holiday tree lights.

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

Getting your house ready for holiday company might encompass some needed improvements to your home. Sunburst Shutters will help you choose the best energy-efficient shutters that will keep your house warm and cozy. Simply complete the form below or contact us at 440-561-6787 for a no-cost in-home consultation.