Tips To Improve Your Cincinnati Home for the Holidays

Lisa Renee Nieberding

As the holidays are here and upon us, it's a great reason to get your Cincinnati home ready for Yuletide guests. Of course, there’s the usual trees lights and present wrapping that has to be finished before everyone comes. But is your home, itself, ready to go? Or could it need some new chairs, lights and energy-efficient plantation shutters?

If you think your guests deserve a comforting atmosphere, try a few of these tips to improve your home for the holidays.

Dress Your Windows With Energy-Efficient Shutters

Christmas table with candles in festive dining room. As you begin decorating your home, you could look around and discover that your windows look bare and unfinished. By installing plantation shutters over your windows, you instantly give your room a finished touch that also brings out your holiday embellishments. Shutters also can effectively mitigate sun glare during short winter days. They work great in places like the kitchen, so nobody has to roast turkey with a annoying sunset hitting them in the face.

By improving your Cincinnati home for the holidays by getting shutters, you get both style and energy-efficiency. That’s because when the cold wind starts blowing, you can shut the louvers and get an energy-efficient benefit. Plantation shutters have been called the top window coverings to block heat loss through your windows -- and that keeps the nice temperatures inside and the chilly air out.

Of course, if you chose to pair energy-efficiency with durability, you will want to use a faux wood 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 cheap aluminum blinds. You can even cover your arched and oval shaped windows with Polywood shutters, ensuring each window will look great while still maintaining a constant temperature by your windows. 

’Tis The Season For New Furniture In The Family Room

Family room with built-in shelving and plantation shutters. 
Once your windows are dressed, you should determine what friends and family will be seated on. If your chairs, couches, and tables are starting to look a little ratty, the holidays are the perfect time to find replacements. By upgrading an old couch, or putting a few leather chairs by a small side table, you can give your rooms a style that’s perfect for a Christmas card. Plus, your family will feel happier sitting on something that wasn’t made during the Great Depression. After all, how many times can you turn that cushion anyway?. 

Decorate Every Room In The House

Bedroom with Christmas decor.You strung the lights and decorated the main rooms in festive embellishments. But there’s nothing better for your family than falling asleep to a touch of the holidays in their bedroom. And a sprig of holly in the kitchen can raise your spirits when you’re worrying about dinner and desserts.

Decorations are better when they aren’t heavy-handed, and try not to think that you need a house filled withmultiple decked-out trees. But a slight touch in the corners can do a lot for your holiday morale.

Improve Your Cincinnati House For The Holidays By Replacing Dull Lighting Fixtures

Making sure that your lighting fixture is right for your space should be on your holiday wish list.

New furniture, decorations, and energy-efficient plantation shutters are appreciated, but it may not matter if they are poorly lit. Improving your home for the holidays should always include definitely include switching out ineffective lighting fixtures. Your corner lamp may work when it’s just you and your immediate family, but when people come over, you’ll need to get some adequate lighting.

Most lighting fixtures are simple to install and can effortlessly liven up a room. Lights can eradicate room shadows in the corners. If a an updated light isn’t in the cards, just make sure your fixtures are full of new bulbs. And installing a dimmer switch lets you modify the fixtures with your holiday tree lights.

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

Getting ready for holiday visitors might encompass some needed improvements to your home. Sunburst Shutters can help you find the best energy-efficient plantation shutters that will keep your home holiday ready. Just fill out the form below or contact us at 513-216-9740 for a no-cost in-home consultation.