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How To Improve Your Boise Home for the Holidays

December 17, 2019

Now that the holidays are here and upon us, it's the perfect opportunity to get your Boise home ready for friends and family. Like every year, there’s the usual decorating, cooking, and cleaning that has to be done before company comes. But is your house, itself, ready to go? Or could it use some updated furniture, lighting fixtures and energy-efficient interior shutters?

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

Dress Your Windows With Energy-Efficient Interior Shutters

Christmas table in festive dining room. As you begin decorating the house, you might discover that your windows seem bare and unfinished. But if you install plantation shutters on your windows, you can give your home a classic feeling that also brings out your holiday embellishments. Plantation shutters also can effectively block sun glare in the morning and evening. They are especially nice in places like the living room, so nobody has to drink egg nog with a annoying sunset hitting them in the face.

By improving your Boise home for the holidays with plantation shutters, you get both elegance and energy-efficiency. That’s because when Jack Frost comes around, you can close your shutters for an energy-efficient benefit. Plantation shutters are known as the premier window treatments to deter air flowing through your windows -- and that keeps the warm temperatures inside and the chilly air out.

Of course, if you want to pair energy-efficiency with status, you will want to use a faux wood interior shutter, like our Polywood® plantation shutters. Polywood is up to 70% more energy-efficient than wood shutters and up to 1600% more energy-efficient than aluminum blinds. You are able to even cover your arched and oval shaped windows with Polywood plantation shutters, ensuring all your windows will look beautiful while still bringing energy-efficiency. 

It’s Time For Updated Furniture In The Family Room

Family room with horse painting and shutters. 
Now that your windows are adequately covered, you need to look at what friends and family will be seated on. If your chairs, couches, and tables are starting to come apart, the holidays can be a great time to upgrade. By switching out a worn-out couch, or adding a set of leather chairs by a small side table, you can give your rooms a style that’s perfect for family photos. Plus, your guests will be much more comfortable sitting on a chair that hasn’t been around since the Great Depression. After all, how many times can you flip over that cushion anyway?. 

Add Decorations To Each Room In The House

Traditional bedroom with Christmas tree.

You hung the ornaments and decked out the main rooms in festive embellishments. But there’s no better feeling for your overnight guests than finding a bit of the holidays in their own bedroom. And a tiny wreath in the kitchen can raise your spirits when you’re stressing about your holiday feast.

Decorations don’t have to be overblown, and don’t feel like you need to cramsix to seven tinseled pine trees. But a slight bit sprinkled about can do a lot for your holiday morale.

Improve Your Boise House For The Holidays By Replacing Ineffective Lighting Fixtures

Making sure that your lighting fixture is right for your space should be on your holiday wish list.

New furniture, decorations, and energy-efficient plantation shutters are nice, but it doesn’t matter if they are sitting in the dark. Improving your home for the holidays should include switching out ineffective lights. Your corner lamp may provide enough light when it’s just you and your immediate family, but when guests arrive, you’ll need plenty of brighter lighting.

Most lamps and chandeliers are a snap to install and can transform your space. TheylLighting can fix room shadows cast from furniture. If new lights aren’t warranted, just make sure your fixtures aren’t missing any globes or hoods. And adding a dimmer switch will help you to modify the fixtures to you holiday tree lights.

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

Getting your house ready for holiday visitors might involve some needed improvements to your home. Sunburst Shutters will help you find the perfect energy-efficient plantation shutters that will keep your rooms cozy for the holidays. All you need to do is fill out the form below or call us at 208-609-9129 for a no-cost in-home consultation.