How To Improve Your Phoenix Home for the Holidays

Greg Arnett

As the holidays are here and upon us, it's a great reason to get your Phoenix home prepared for visitors. Like every year, there’s the usual trees lights and present wrapping that has to be done before family comes. But is your home, itself, ready to go? Or could it need some new furniture, lighting fixtures and energy-efficient plantation shutters?

If you think your guests deserve an inviting place to stay, try a few of these ideas to improve your home for the holidays.

Install Energy-Efficient Plantation Shutters

Christmas spread in festive dining room. After decorating the tree and garland, you could look around and notice that your windows appear dull and drab. By installing plantation shutters on your windows, you can give your home a finished touch that also accentuates your holiday decorations. Plantation shutters also can effectively restrict sun glare in the morning and evening. They work great in rooms like the kitchen, so nobody has to make cookies with a annoying sunset hitting them in their eyes.

By improving your Phoenix home for the holidays with plantation shutters, you get both beauty and energy-efficiency. That’s because when the weather becomes cold and windy, you can shut your shutters and get an energy-efficient benefit. Plantation shutters are one of the premier window coverings to stop air flowing through your windows -- so you keep the warm air inside and the wintry air out.

Of course, if you are looking to pair energy-efficiency with status, you will want to use a faux wood treatment, 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 can even cover your specialty-shaped windows with Polywood shutters, which means that each window will look beautiful while still keeping the room toasty. 

’Tis The Season For New Furniture In The Family Room

Living room with hardwood floors and plantation shutters. 
Now that your windows are covered, you should determine what guests will be seated on. If your chairs, couches, and tables are beginning to show their age, the holidays are the perfect time to find replacements. By replacing an old couch, or bringing-in a couple leather chairs by the fire, you can make a look that’s perfect for a Christmas card. Plus, your family will feel more comfortable sitting on something that wasn’t purchased during the 1930’s. After all, that pack of cards can’t level your couch forever. 

Decorate Each Room In The House

Bedroom with Christmas decor.You hung the ornaments and covered the main rooms in holiday flourish. But there’s nothing better for your overnight guests than waking up to a tiny piece of the holidays in their bedroom. And a bit of mistletoe in the kitchen can raise your spirits when you’re stressing about dinner and desserts.

Decorations don’t have to be overbearing, and you shouldn’t feel like you need a house filled withseveral tinseled pine trees. But a small detail in the corners can do a lot for your holiday spirit.

Improve Your Phoenix House For The Holidays By Redoing Ineffective Lighting Fixtures

Making sure that your lighting fixture fits your needs should be on your holiday wish list.

New sofas, decorations, and energy-efficient shutters are appreciated, but it may not matter if they are poorly lit. Improving your home for the holidays should include switching out ineffective lighting fixtures. Your shaded table lamp may provide enough light when it’s just you at home, but when guests arrive, you’ll want to get some better lighting.

Most lamps and chandeliers are simple to put up and can effortlessly liven up a room. Lights can eradicate room shadows that make the room seem smaller. If a an updated light isn’t warranted, just make sure your fixtures aren’t missing any globes or hoods. And adding a dimmer switch will help you to modify the fixtures with your holiday fairy lights.

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

Getting ready for friends and family might include some needed improvements to your home. Sunburst Shutters can help you find the best energy-efficient interior window treatments that will keep your home warm and cozy. All you need to do is fill out the form below or call us at 480-485-7743 for a no-cost in-home consultation.