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Tips To Improve Your New York Home for the Holidays

December 17, 2019

Now that the holidays are swiftly approaching, it's time to get your New York home ready for visitors. Like every year, there’s the usual trees lights and present wrapping that needs to be done before everyone comes. But is your house, itself, ready to go? Or does it use some new living room furniture and energy-efficient interior shutters?

If you think your guests deserve a comforting home, try these tips to improve your home for the holidays.

Install Energy-Efficient Plantation Shutters

Christmas spread in festive dining room. Once the tree and garland are up, you could look around and find that your windows look bare and unfinished. By putting up plantation shutters over your windows, you can give your home a inviting look that also highlights your holiday decorations. Plantation shutters also can effectively mitigate sun glare in the morning and evening. They are perfect in places like the kitchen, so no guest has to make cookies with a harsh sunset hitting them in their eyes.

By improving your New York home for the holidays with plantation shutters, you get both beauty and energy-efficiency. That’s because when Jack Frost comes around, you can shut your shutters to provide an energy-efficient boost. Plantation shutters are one of the best window coverings to block air flow through your windows -- keeping the pleasant air inside and the cold air out.

Of course, if you want to pair energy-efficiency with status, you should use a faux wood treatment, like our Polywood® plantation shutters. Polywood is up to 70% more energy-efficient than wood shutters and up to 1600% more energy-efficient than stock 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 beautiful while still ensuring a consistent temperature in your rooms. 

It’s Time For Updated Furniture In The Living Room

Family room with hardwood floors and shutters. 
Now that your windows are covered, you need to determine what your friends will be seated on. If your furniture pieces are beginning to come apart, the holidays are a wonderful time to upgrade. By replacing a worn-out couch, or bringing-in a few leather chairs by a small side table, you can make a look that’s perfect for lounging around. Plus, your friends will be much cozier sitting on furniture that wasn’t made during the Eisenhower administration. After all, how many times can you clean that cushion anyway?. 

Add Decorations To Each Room In The House

Traditional bedroom with Christmas tree.

You strung the lights and decorated the family room in full holiday cheer. But there’s no greater feeling for your family 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 a house filled withsix to seven tinseled pine trees. But a modest touch in the corners can keep up your holiday mood.

Improve Your New York House For The Holidays By Replacing Ineffective Lighting Fixtures

Ensuring that your lighting fixture is right for 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 always include definitely include replacing ineffective lamps and chandeliers. Your floor lamp may work when it’s just you and your immediate family, but when friends and family come calling, you’ll want plenty of brighter lighting.

Most lamps and chandeliers are a snap to install and can effortlessly liven up a room. Lights can fix room shadows that make the room seem smaller. If new lights aren’t an option, just make sure your fixtures aren’t missing any globes or hoods. And installing a dimmer switch can allow you to adapt the fixtures with your holiday fairy lights.

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

Getting ready for holiday company might encompass one or two needed improvements to your home. Sunburst Shutters can help you find the perfect energy-efficient interior window treatments that will make your home warm and cozy. All you need to do is complete the form below or call us at 631-246-3930 for a no-cost in-home consultation.