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How To Improve Your San Antonio Home for the Holidays

December 17, 2019

Now that the holidays are here and upon us, it's a great reason to get your San Antonio home ready for Yuletide guests. Of course, there’s the usual trees lights and present wrapping that needs to be finished before everyone arrives. But is your home, itself, ready? Or could it need some updated living room furniture and energy-efficient interior shutters?

If you want to provide an inviting atmosphere, try a few of these ways to improve your home for the holidays.

Install Energy-Efficient Shutters

Holiday table with candles in festive dining room. Once the tree and garland are decorated, you might notice that your windows appear bare and unfinished. By installing plantation shutters on your windows, you instantly give your rooms a classic look that also brings out your decorations. Shutters also can effectively mitigate sun glare in the morning and evening. They are especially nice in rooms like the kitchen, so no guest has to bake pumpkin pie with a annoying sunset hitting them in their eyes.

By improving your San Antonio home for the holidays by installing shutters, you gain both style and energy-efficiency. That’s because when the cold wind starts blowing, you can close the louvers for an energy-efficient assist. Plantation shutters are known as the best window coverings to deter air flow through your windows -- so you keep the nice air inside and the wintry air out.

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

It’s Time For New Furniture In Your Home

Living room with hardwood floors and plantation shutters. 
Now that your windows are dressed, it’s time to determine what guests will be sitting on. If your furniture pieces are beginning to come apart, the holidays can be a great time to find replacements. By switching out an old sofa, or adding a couple leather chairs for guests, you can give your rooms a look that’s perfect for family photos. Plus, your guests will be much cozier sitting on a chair that wasn’t purchased during the Great Depression. After all, those cushions can’t get any fluffier on their own. 

Add Holiday Cheer To Each Room In The House

Traditional bedroom decorated for Christmas.

You put up the tree and covered the main rooms in festive embellishments. But there’s no better feeling for your overnight guests than finding a touch of the holidays in their own bedroom. And a tiny wreath in the kitchen can put a smile on your face when you’re stressing about your holiday feast.

Decorations are better when they aren’t heavy-handed, and try not to think that you need to crammultiple decked-out trees. But a small bit sprinkled about can raise your holiday morale.

Improve Your San Antonio House For The Holidays By Changing Out Ineffective Lighting Fixtures

Ensuring that your lighting fixture fits your needs should be on your holiday wish list.

New chairs, decorations, and energy-efficient plantation shutters are nice, but it may not matter if they are poorly lit. Improving your home for the holidays should include replacing ineffective lights. Your shaded table lamp may work when it’s just you and your immediate family, but when guests arrive, you’ll want plenty of adequate lighting.

Most lighting fixtures are a snap to put in and can do wonders for a room. Lights can fix room shadows that make the room seem smaller. If an updated light isn’t an option, just make sure the ones you have aren’t missing any globes or hoods. And adding a dimmer switch can allow you to adapt the fixtures to you holiday tree lights.

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

Preparing for holiday visitors might involve a few needed improvements to your home. Sunburst Shutters will help you find the perfect energy-efficient shutters that will keep your home cozy for the holidays. Simply complete the form below or contact us at 210-876-0377 for a no-cost in-home consultation.