Tips To Improve Your San Antonio Home for the Holidays

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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 should to be finished before everyone comes. 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 a warm and cozy atmosphere, try some of these ways to improve your home for the holidays.

Install Energy-Efficient Shutters

Holiday table with candles in festive dining room. As you start decorating the house, you might notice that your windows look bare and unfinished. By installing plantation shutters on your windows, you instantly give your rooms a classic feeling that also accentuates your holiday decorations. Shutters also can effectively block sun glare in the morning and evening. They are especially nice in rooms like the kitchen, so no guest has to roast turkey with a annoying sunset hitting them in their eyes.

By improving your San Antonio home for the holidays with plantation 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 premier window coverings to deter heat loss through your windows -- so you keep the nice air inside and the wintry 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® shutters. Polywood is up to 70% more energy-efficient than wood shutters and up to 1600% more energy-efficient than cheap aluminum blinds. You can even cover your unusually shaped windows with Polywood shutters, which means that every window will look stylish while still keeping the room nice. 

It’s Time For New Furniture In Your Home

Living room with horse painting and plantation shutters. 
Now that your windows are adequately covered, you should determine what your friends will be sitting on. If your chairs are beginning to come apart, the holidays can be a great time to find replacements. By switching out an old sofa, or bringing-in a set of leather chairs by the fire, you can give your rooms a look that’s perfect for a Christmas card. Plus, your family will feel more comfortable sitting on a chair that wasn’t purchased during the Great Depression. After all, how many times can you turn that cushion anyway?. 

Add Holiday Cheer To Each Room In The House

Traditional bedroom with Christmas tree.You strung the lights and covered the downstairs in festive embellishments. But there’s nothing better 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 worrying about your holiday feast.

Decorations are better when they aren’t heavy-handed, and try not to think that you need to cram insix to seven decked-out trees. But a modest touch here or there 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 improvement list.

New chairs, decorations, and energy-efficient window treatments are great, but it may not matter if they are poorly lit. Improving your home for the holidays should include upgrading ineffective lights. Your shaded table lamp may seem fine when it’s just you lounging around, but when guests arrive, you’ll want plenty of better lighting.

Most lamps and chandeliers are easy to put in and can do wonders for your space. Lights can fix room shadows that make the room seem smaller. If a an updated light isn’t warranted, just make sure the ones you have don’t have any burned-out bulbs. And installing a dimmer switch can allow you to adjust the fixtures against your holiday fairy lights.

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

Preparing 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. Simply complete the form below or contact us at 210-876-0377 for a no-cost in-home consultation.