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Tips To Improve Your Virginia Beach Home for the Holidays

December 17, 2019

With the holidays are swiftly approaching, it's the perfect opportunity to get your Virginia Beach home in order for visitors. You have the usual decorating, cooking, and cleaning that has to be completed before everyone comes. But is your home, itself, ready to go? Or does it need some updated living room furniture and energy-efficient interior shutters?

If you want to give your guests an inviting home, try these tips to improve your home for the holidays.

Give Your Windows Energy-Efficient Shutters

Christmas table in festive dining room. Once the tree and garland are up, you could look around and notice that your windows appear bare and unfinished. By installing plantation shutters on your windows, you give your rooms a finished look that also accentuates your holiday embellishments. Plantation shutters also can effectively block sun glare from sunrise to sunset. They are perfect in places like the kitchen, so no one has to bake pumpkin pie with a blinding sunset hitting them in their eyes.

By improving your Virginia Beach home for the holidays by getting shutters, you attain both style and energy-efficiency. That’s because when the weather becomes cold and windy, you can close your shutters to provide an energy-efficient boost. Plantation shutters are one of the best window coverings to block heat loss through your windows -- and that keeps the nice air inside and the cold air out.

Of course, if you want to pair energy-efficiency with style, you will want to use a faux wood interior 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 stock aluminum blinds. You can even cover your unusually shaped windows with Polywood plantation shutters, which means that each window will look great while still maintaining a consistent temperature in your rooms. 

Now’s the time For New Furniture In Your Home

Family room with built-in shelving and plantation shutters. 
Once your windows are dressed, you need to consider what your friends will be seated on. If your chairs, couches, and tables are starting to come apart, the holidays can be a great time to find replacements. By replacing an old sofa, or adding a set of leather chairs by a small side table, you can give your rooms a feeling that’s perfect for lounging around. Plus, your family will be cozier sitting on something that wasn’t made during the 1930’s. After all, how many times can you turn that cushion anyway?. 

Decorate Each Room In The House

Bedroom decorated for Christmas.

You hung the ornaments and decked out the downstairs in full holiday cheer. But there’s no greater feeling for your guests than falling asleep to a bit of holiday magic in their bedroom. And a bit of mistletoe in the kitchen can raise your spirits when you’re stressing about dinner and desserts.

Decorations shouldn’t be heavy-handed, and don’t think that you need to cramsix to seven fully decorated trees. But a modest touch in the corners can keep up your holiday mood.

Improve Your Virginia Beach House For The Holidays By Redoing Ineffective Lighting Fixtures

Making sure that your lighting fixture is right for your needs should be on your holiday improvement list.

New chairs, decorations, and energy-efficient shutters are nice, 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 lamps and chandeliers. Your shaded table lamp can seem fine when it’s just you and your immediate family, but when friends and family come calling, you’ll need to get some adequate lighting.

Most lighting fixtures are a snap to install and can do wonders for a room. Lights can fix room shadows in the corners. If a new fixture isn’t in the cards, just make sure your fixtures are full of new bulbs. And using a dimmer switch can allow you to modify the fixtures to you holiday tree lights.

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

Preparing for friends and family might encompass one or two needed improvements to your home. Sunburst Shutters can help you install the perfect energy-efficient shutters that will make your rooms cozy for the holidays. All you need to do is fill out the form below or contact us at 757-210-6448 for a free in-home consultation.