Tips To Improve Your Kingsport Home for the Holidays

Jacob Hayes

As the holidays are in full winter bloom, it's a great reason to get your Kingsport home in order for visitors. You have the usual decorating, cooking, and cleaning that needs to be finished before family comes. But is your home, itself, looking festive as it could? Or could it use some updated furniture, lighting fixtures and energy-efficient interior shutters?

If you want to provide a warm and cozy place to stay, try some of these tips to improve your home for the holidays.

Dress Your Windows With Energy-Efficient Plantation Shutters

Christmas spread in festive dining room. After decorating the tree and garland, you may find that your windows appear bare and unfinished. By putting up plantation shutters over your windows, you give your home a classic look that also highlights your holiday decorations. Interior 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 Kingsport home for the holidays by installing shutters, you attain both elegance and energy-efficiency. That’s because when the cold wind starts blowing, you can shut the treatments for an energy-efficient boost. Plantation shutters have been called the best window treatments to block heat loss through your windows -- and that keeps the pleasant air inside and the cold air out.

Of course, if you are looking to combine energy-efficiency with status, you will want to use a faux wood interior shutter, like our Polywood® shutters. Polywood is up to 70% more energy-efficient than basswood shutters and up to 1600% more energy-efficient than stock aluminum blinds. You are able to even cover your unusually shaped windows with Polywood shutters, which means that all your windows will look beautiful while still keeping the room toasty. 

Now’s the time For New Furniture In The Living Room

Family room with horse painting and plantation shutters. 
Now that your windows are covered, you should look at what friends and family will be sitting on. If your chairs are beginning to look a little ratty, the holidays are the perfect time to upgrade. By replacing a worn-out sofa, or bringing-in a couple leather chairs by the fire, you can make an atmosphere that’s perfect for lounging around. Plus, your guests will be happier sitting on something that wasn’t made during the Eisenhower administration. After all, that matchbook won’t level your sofa forever. 

Add Decorations To Each Room In The House

Traditional bedroom with Christmas decor.You put up the tree and decked out the downstairs in holiday flourish. But there’s no greater feeling for your guests than finding a bit of holiday magic in their own bedroom. And a sprig of holly in the kitchen can put a smile on your face when you’re worrying about dinner and desserts.

Decorations are better when they aren’t heavy-handed, and you shouldn’t think that you need a house filled withmultiple fully decorated trees. But a slight bit sprinkled about can do a lot for your holiday spirit.

Improve Your Kingsport House For The Holidays By Replacing Ineffective Lighting Fixtures

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

New sofas, decorations, and energy-efficient shutters are appreciated, but it doesn’t matter if no one can see them. Improving your home for the holidays should include replacing ineffective lighting fixtures. Your corner lamp might seem fine when it’s just you and your immediate family, but when friends and family come calling, you’ll need to get some better lighting.

Most lamps and chandeliers are a snap to put in and can effortlessly liven up your space. Lights can eradicate room shadows that make the room seem smaller. If a an updated light isn’t in the cards, just make sure your fixtures don’t have any burned-out bulbs. And adding a dimmer switch will help you to modify the fixtures to you holiday fairy lights.

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

Getting ready for friends and family might involve some needed improvements to your home. Sunburst Shutters will help you find the best energy-efficient plantation shutters that will keep your home warm and cozy. All you need to do is complete the form below or contact us at 276-685-5343 for a no-cost in-home consultation.