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How To Improve Your Minneapolis Home for the Holidays

December 17, 2019

As the holidays are in full winter bloom, it's time to get your Minneapolis home ready for friends and family. You have the usual trees lights and present wrapping that should to be finished before company is allowed in. But is your house, itself, looking festive as it could? Or could it use some updated chairs, lights and energy-efficient plantation shutters?

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

Install Energy-Efficient Plantation Shutters

Christmas table in festive dining room. As you start decorating for the holidays, you could look around and find that your windows look bare and unfinished. By putting up plantation shutters on your windows, you instantly give your room a inviting touch that also accentuates your holiday decorations. Plantation shutters also can effectively block sun glare from sunrise to sunset. They work great in rooms like the kitchen, so no guest has to make cookies with a harsh sunset hitting them in the face.

By improving your Minneapolis home for the holidays by getting shutters, you get both elegance and energy-efficiency. That’s because when the weather becomes cold and windy, you can close the louvers and get an energy-efficient assist. Plantation shutters are one of the best window treatments to stop heat loss through your windows -- keeping the pleasant air inside and the chilly air out.

Of course, if you want to pair energy-efficiency with status, you should use a faux wood interior shutter, like our Polywood® shutters. Polywood is up to 70% more energy-efficient than hardwood shutters and up to 1600% more energy-efficient than stock aluminum blinds. You can even cover your specialty-shaped windows with Polywood plantation shutters, ensuring each window will look beautiful while still maintaining a constant temperature by your windows. 

Now’s the time For Updated Furniture In The Living Room

Living room with hardwood floors and shutters. 
Once your windows are dressed, you should look at what guests will be sitting on. If your chairs are starting to show their age, the holidays are the perfect time to find replacements. By switching out a worn-out sofa, or bringing-in a couple leather chairs for guests, you can make an atmosphere that’s perfect for a Christmas card. Plus, your guests will feel happier sitting on a chair that wasn’t made during the Great Depression. After all, how many times can you flip over that cushion anyway?. 

Add Holiday Cheer To Each Room In The House

Traditional bedroom decorated for Christmas.

You strung the lights and covered the family room in full holiday cheer. But there’s no greater feeling for your overnight guests than finding a bit of holiday magic in their own bedroom. And a bit of mistletoe 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 overbearing, and you shouldn’t feel like you need to fill the house withsix to seven fully decorated trees. But a slight touch here or there can raise your holiday morale.

Improve Your Minneapolis House For The Holidays By Changing Out Dull Lighting Fixtures

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

New sofas, decorations, and energy-efficient shutters are appreciated, but it doesn’t matter if no one can see them. Improving your home for the holidays should include replacing ineffective lamps and chandeliers. Your corner lamp can provide enough light when it’s just you lounging around, but when friends and family come calling, you’ll need plenty of adequate lighting.

Most lamps and chandeliers are a snap to install and can do wonders for a room. TheylLighting can eliminate room shadows cast from furniture. If a new lights aren’t warranted, just make sure that your current ones don’t have any burned-out bulbs. 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 Plantation Shutters

Getting your house ready for holiday visitors might encompass some needed improvements to your home. Sunburst Shutters will help you install the best energy-efficient plantation shutters that will make your home cozy for the holidays. All you need to do is send in the form below or give us a call at 952-856-8130 for a no-cost in-home consultation.