Ways To Improve Your Fort Myers Home for the Holidays

Charlie Cole and Brady Parker

With the holidays are here and upon us, it's a great reason to get your Fort Myers home ready for Yuletide guests. Of course, there’s the usual decorating, cooking, and cleaning that needs to be finished before everyone arrives. But is your home, itself, ready to go? Or could it need some updated chairs, lights and energy-efficient plantation shutters?

If you want to give your guests a warm and cozy atmosphere, try these tips to improve your home for the holidays.

Give Your Windows Energy-Efficient Interior Shutters

Holiday table in festive dining room. After putting up the tree and garland, you might find that your windows look dull and drab. By installing plantation shutters on your windows, you instantly give your room a finished look that also highlights your decorations. Interior shutters also can effectively block sun glare during short winter days. They work great in places like the dining room, so nobody 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 are one of the best window coverings to block heat loss through your windows -- so you keep 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 shutter, like our Polywood® plantation shutters. Polywood is up to 70% more energy-efficient than wood shutters and up to 1600% more energy-efficient than aluminum blinds. You are able to even cover your arched and oval shaped windows with Polywood shutters, which ensures that all your windows will look stylish while still keeping the room warm. 

’Tis The Season For Updated Furniture In The Family Room

Living room with hardwood floors 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 are the perfect 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 family will be happier sitting on furniture that wasn’t made during the Eisenhower administration. After all, that matchbook can’t level your couch forever. 

Decorate Each Room In The House

Traditional bedroom with Christmas tree.You hung the ornaments and covered the family room in full holiday cheer. But there’s no better feeling for your overnight guests than falling asleep to a touch of holiday magic in their bedroom. And a bit of mistletoe in the kitchen can put a smile on your face when you’re fussing about your holiday feast.

Decorations are better when they aren’t overbearing, and try not to feel like you need a house filled withseveral fully decorated trees. But a modest detail sprinkled about 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 do wonders for a room. TheylLighting can eradicate room shadows that make the room seem smaller. If a 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 adapt the fixtures to you holiday decorations.

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

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