How To Improve Your San Jose Home for the Holidays

Curtis Orton

As the holidays are here and upon us, it's the perfect opportunity to get your San Jose home in order for friends and family. You have the usual sprucing up that needs to be completed before everyone is allowed in. But is your house, itself, ready to go? Or could it use some new chairs, lights and energy-efficient interior shutters?

If you want to provide an inviting home, try these ideas to improve your home for the holidays.

Install Energy-Efficient Plantation Shutters

Holiday spread in festive dining room. Once the tree and garland are trimmed, you could look around and discover that your windows seem cold and unfinished. But if you install plantation shutters over your windows, you can give your room a classic look that also brings out your holiday decorations. Plantation shutters also can effectively restrict sun glare in the morning and evening. They are perfect in places like the living room, so no one has to sing carols with a annoying sunset hitting them in the face.

By improving your San Jose home for the holidays by installing shutters, you attain both elegance and energy-efficiency. That’s because when Jack Frost comes around, you can shut the louvers for an energy-efficient benefit. Plantation shutters are one of the premier window coverings to stop air flow through your windows -- keeping the warm temperatures inside and the chilly air out.

Of course, if you chose to combine energy-efficiency with durability, you should use a faux wood interior shutter, like our Polywood® plantation shutters. Polywood is up to 70% more energy-efficient than hardwood shutters and up to 1600% more energy-efficient than aluminum blinds. You are able to even cover your specialty-shaped windows with Polywood plantation shutters, ensuring every window will look beautiful while still keeping the room warm. 

It’s Time For New Furniture In The Living Room

Living room with horse painting and plantation shutters. 
Now that your windows are adequately covered, you should consider what your friends will be seated on. If your furniture pieces are starting to look a little ratty, the holidays are a wonderful time to upgrade. By replacing a worn-out sofa, or bringing-in a few leather chairs by a small side table, you can give your rooms a feeling that’s perfect for family photos. Plus, your family will be much more comfortable sitting on something that hasn’t been around since the Eisenhower administration. After all, that book can’t level your sofa forever. 

Add Holiday Cheer To Every Room In The House

Traditional bedroom with Christmas tree.You hung the ornaments and covered the downstairs in holiday flourish. But there’s no greater feeling for your family than finding a tiny piece of the holidays in their bedroom. And a tiny wreath in the kitchen can calm you down when you’re stressing about getting everything in the oven.

Decorations are better when they aren’t overblown, and you shouldn’t think that you need to cram insix to seven tinseled pine trees. But a small touch in the corners can keep up your holiday spirit.

Improve Your San Jose House For The Holidays By Replacing Dull Lighting Fixtures

Ensuring that your lighting fixture is right for your space should be on your holiday list.

New furniture, decorations, and energy-efficient window treatments are great, but it doesn’t matter if they are sitting in the dark. Improving your home for the holidays should always include definitely include replacing ineffective lights. Your shaded table lamp can seem fine when it’s just you and your immediate family, but when people come over, you’ll need plenty of better lighting.

Most lamps and chandeliers are easy to put in and can effortlessly liven up an area. TheylLighting can eradicate room shadows cast from furniture. If a a new fixture isn’t in the cards, just make sure the ones you have are full of new bulbs. And adding a dimmer switch will help you to adjust the fixtures to you holiday decorations.

Sunburst Can Help Improve Your Home For The Holidays With Beautiful Interior Shutters

Preparing for holiday company might include a few needed improvements to your home. Sunburst Shutters will help you install the perfect energy-efficient plantation shutters that will make your house warm and cozy. Simply fill out the form below or call us at 916-542-1305 for a no-cost in-home consultation.