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Ways To Improve Your Fort Myers Home for the Holidays

December 17, 2019

With the holidays are swiftly approaching, it's a great reason to get your Fort Myers home ready for Yuletide guests. You have the usual decorating, cooking, and cleaning that should to be finished before everyone arrives. But is your home, itself, ready? Or could it need some updated chairs, lights and energy-efficient plantation shutters?

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

Give Your Windows Energy-Efficient Interior Shutters

Holiday table in festive dining room. As you start decorating your home, you may discover that your windows look cold and unfinished. But if you install plantation shutters on your windows, you can give your room a classic look that also highlights your decorations. Interior shutters also can effectively block sun glare from sunrise to sunset. They work great in places like the dining room, so no one has to share their cranberries with a annoying sunset hitting them in the face.

By improving your Fort Myers home for the holidays with plantation shutters, you get both style and energy-efficiency. That’s because when Jack Frost comes around, you can shut the treatments for an energy-efficient assist. Plantation shutters have been called the best window coverings to stop air flow through your windows -- so you keep the pleasant temperatures inside and the chilly air out.

Of course, if you chose to combine energy-efficiency with style, you should use a faux wood treatment, 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 shutters, which ensures that all your windows will look stylish while still ensuring a consistent temperature in your rooms. 

’Tis The Season For Updated Furniture In The Living Room

Living room with horse painting and plantation shutters. 
After your windows are covered, you need to look at what friends and family will be sitting on. If your furniture pieces are starting to come apart, the holidays can be a great time to find replacements. By switching out an old sofa, or adding a set of leather chairs by a small side table, you can make a style that’s perfect for family photos. Plus, your guests will be happier sitting on furniture that wasn’t made during the Great Depression. After all, how many times can you turn that cushion anyway?. 

Decorate Each Room In The House

Traditional bedroom decorated for Christmas.

You hung the ornaments and covered the family room in holiday flourish. But there’s no better feeling for your overnight guests than waking up to a touch of holiday magic in their bedroom. And a bit of mistletoe in the kitchen can calm you down when you’re fussing about dinner and desserts.

Decorations are better when they aren’t overblown, and try not to feel like you need to cramseveral fully decorated trees. But a small detail here or there can raise your holiday mood.

Improve Your Fort Myers House For The Holidays By Redoing Inadequate Lighting Fixtures

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

New furniture, decorations, and energy-efficient shutters are great, but it won’t matter if they are poorly lit. Improving your home for the holidays should always include definitely include replacing ineffective lamps and chandeliers. Your corner lamp might work when it’s just you lounging around, but when people come over, you’ll need to get some adequate lighting.

Most lamps and chandeliers are simple to put in and can effortlessly liven up your space. TheylLighting can eradicate room shadows that make the room seem smaller. If an updated light isn’t warranted, just make sure your fixtures are full of new bulbs. And using a dimmer switch will help you to adjust the fixtures to you holiday decorations.

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

Preparing for holiday visitors might include a few needed improvements to your home. Sunburst Shutters will help you choose the perfect energy-efficient shutters that will keep your house warm and cozy. Just complete the form below or give us a call at 239-208-6577 for a complimentary in-home consultation.