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Tips To Improve Your Tampa Home for the Holidays

December 17, 2019

As the holidays are here and upon us, it's time to get your Tampa home ready for visitors. Of course, there’s the usual sprucing up that has to be done before family arrives. But is your house, itself, looking festive as it could? Or could it need some updated chairs, lights and energy-efficient plantation shutters?

If you want to provide a warm and cozy place to stay, try some of 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 get into decorating your home, you might find that your windows seem dull and drab. By installing plantation shutters on your windows, you can give your rooms a classic touch that also brings out your holiday decorations. Interior shutters also can effectively mitigate sun glare during short winter days. They work great in places like the dining room, so nobody has to finish their turkey dinner with a harsh sunset hitting them in the face.

By improving your Tampa home for the holidays by installing shutters, you get both style and energy-efficiency. That’s because when Jack Frost comes around, you can shut your shutters and get an energy-efficient boost. Plantation shutters are known as the top window coverings to block air flowing through your windows -- and that keeps the pleasant air inside and the chilly air out.

Of course, if you want to pair energy-efficiency with durability, you will want to use a faux wood treatment, like our Polywood® shutters. Polywood is up to 70% more energy-efficient than wood shutters and up to 1600% more energy-efficient than stock aluminum blinds. You can even cover your specialty-shaped windows with Polywood shutters, which ensures that every window will look stylish while still keeping the room toasty. 

Now’s the time For New Furniture In Your Home

Living room with hardwood floors and shutters. 
Now that your windows are dressed, you should look at what friends and family will be sitting on. If your chairs, couches, and tables are starting to come apart, the holidays are a wonderful time to find replacements. By upgrading a worn-out sofa, or putting a few leather chairs for guests, you can make an atmosphere that’s perfect for a Christmas card. Plus, your friends will feel cozier sitting on furniture that wasn’t made during the 1930’s. After all, that matchbook won’t level your couch forever. 

Add Decorations To Each Room In The House

Traditional bedroom with Christmas decor.

You strung the lights and decked out the main rooms in full holiday cheer. But there’s nothing better for your guests than finding a bit of the holidays in their own bedroom. And a tiny wreath in the kitchen can calm you down when you’re worrying about dinner and desserts.

Decorations don’t have to be heavy-handed, and you shouldn’t think that you need a house filled withseveral fully decorated trees. But a small bit here or there can keep up your holiday morale.

Improve Your Tampa House For The Holidays By Redoing Inadequate Lighting Fixtures

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

New chairs, decorations, and energy-efficient plantation shutters are appreciated, but it may not matter if they are sitting in the dark. Improving your home for the holidays should include upgrading ineffective lighting fixtures. Your shaded table lamp may seem fine when it’s just you and your immediate family, but when guests arrive, you’ll want plenty of adequate lighting.

Most lights are simple to install and can effortlessly liven up an area. Lights can fix room shadows in the corners. If an updated light isn’t warranted, just make sure that our current ones are full of new bulbs. And adding a dimmer switch can allow you to modify the fixtures to you holiday decorations.

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

Getting ready for holiday visitors might involve a few needed improvements to your home. Sunburst Shutters will help you find the best energy-efficient plantation shutters that will make your home holiday ready. All you need to do is send in the form below or call us at 813-580-7288 for a no-cost in-home consultation.