Ways To Improve Your Cleveland Home for the Holidays

Nate Gromen

As the holidays are in full winter bloom, it's time to get your Cleveland home ready for friends and family. You have the usual decorating, cooking, and cleaning that has to be finished before family 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 a warm and cozy place to stay, try some of these ideas to improve your home for the holidays.

Give Your Windows Energy-Efficient Interior Shutters

Holiday table in festive dining room.

As you begin decorating the house, you could look around and notice that your windows seem dull and drab. By putting up plantation shutters over your windows, you instantly give your rooms a classic look that also highlights your holiday decorations. Interior shutters also can effectively block sun glare in the morning and evening. They are perfect in places like the dining room, so no one has to finish their pumpkin pie with a blinding sunset hitting them in the face.

By improving your Cleveland home for the holidays by installing shutters, you attain both beauty and energy-efficiency. That’s because when Jack Frost comes around, you can close your shutters for an energy-efficient assist. Plantation shutters have been called the best window coverings to block air flowing through your windows -- and that keeps the warm air inside and the chilly air out.

Of course, if you chose to combine energy-efficiency with durability, you should go for a faux wood treatment, 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 specialty-shaped windows with Polywood plantation shutters, ensuring all your windows will look stylish while still giving you energy-efficiency. 
 

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

Living room with hardwood floors 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 can be a great time to start anew. By replacing a worn-out sofa, or putting a set of leather chairs by the fire, you can make a style that’s perfect for lounging around. Plus, your family will be happier sitting on something that hasn’t been around since the 1930’s. After all, those cushions can’t get any flatter. 
 

Decorate Every Room In The House

Bedroom with Christmas tree.

You hung the ornaments and decorated the downstairs in festive embellishments. But there’s no greater feeling for your guests than falling asleep to a touch of holiday magic in their own bedroom. And a bit of mistletoe 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 a house filled withseveral fully decorated trees. But a modest 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 plantation shutters are great, 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 corner 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 fix room shadows that make the room seem smaller. If a new lights aren’t an option, just make sure that your current ones don’t have any burned-out bulbs. And adding a dimmer switch lets you modify the fixtures to you holiday tree lights.

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

Getting your house ready for friends and family might encompass one or two needed improvements to your home. Sunburst Shutters will help you install the best energy-efficient shutters that will keep your house warm and cozy. Just fill out the form below or contact us at 440-561-6787 for a free in-home consultation.