Ways To Improve Your Honolulu Home for the Holidays

Darren Wong

As the holidays are swiftly approaching, it's the perfect opportunity to get your Honolulu home prepared for friends and family. Of course, there’s the usual decorating, cooking, and cleaning that should to be completed before everyone arrives. But is your house, itself, ready to go? Or does it need some new living room furniture and energy-efficient interior shutters?

If you want to give your guests an inviting atmosphere, try a few of these ideas to improve your home for the holidays.

Dress Your Windows With Energy-Efficient Shutters

Christmas table with candles in festive dining room. As you get into decorating your home, you could look around and notice that your windows seem cold and unfinished. By putting up plantation shutters on your windows, you can give your rooms a finished feeling that also brings out your holiday decorations. Shutters also can effectively mitigate sun glare in the morning and evening. They work great in rooms like the living room, so no guest has to sing carols with a annoying sunset hitting them in their eyes.

By improving your Honolulu home for the holidays with plantation shutters, you get both elegance and energy-efficiency. That’s because when the weather becomes cold and windy, you can shut the louvers to provide an energy-efficient boost. Plantation shutters are one of the best window coverings to stop air flowing through your windows -- keeping the pleasant temperatures inside and the cold air out.

Of course, if you want to combine energy-efficiency with style, you should use a faux wood shutter, like our Polywood® plantation shutters. Polywood is up to 70% more energy-efficient than basswood shutters and up to 1600% more energy-efficient than cheap aluminum blinds. You can even cover your unusually shaped windows with Polywood plantation shutters, which ensures that every window will look beautiful while still giving you energy-efficiency. 

’Tis The Season For New Furniture In The Family Room

Living room with built-in shelving and plantation shutters. 
After your windows are adequately covered, it’s time to look at what your friends will be seated on. If your furniture pieces are starting to show their age, the holidays are the perfect time to start anew. By upgrading disheveled couch, or putting a set of leather chairs by a small side table, you can make a feeling that’s perfect for family photos. Plus, your family will feel cozier sitting on a chair that wasn’t made during the Eisenhower administration. After all, how many times can you turn that cushion anyway?. 

Decorate Each Room In The House

Traditional bedroom with Christmas tree.You hung the ornaments and decorated the downstairs in festive embellishments. But there’s no greater feeling for your overnight guests than waking up to a tiny piece of holiday magic in their bedroom. And a bit of mistletoe in the kitchen can raise your spirits when you’re worrying about dinner and desserts.

Decorations shouldn’t be heavy-handed, and you shouldn’t feel like you need to fill the house withseveral tinseled pine trees. But a slight detail sprinkled about can raise your holiday mood.

Improve Your Honolulu House For The Holidays By Changing Out Dull Lighting Fixtures

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

New furniture, 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 always include definitely include replacing ineffective lamps and chandeliers. Your floor lamp can provide enough light when it’s just you and your immediate family, but when people come over, you’ll want plenty of better lighting.

Most lighting fixtures are easy to put in and can do wonders for an area. Lights can eliminate room shadows in the corners. If a an updated light isn’t an option, just make sure the ones you have don’t have any burned-out bulbs. And using a dimmer switch can allow 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 holiday visitors might encompass one or two needed improvements to your home. Sunburst Shutters can help you install the best energy-efficient interior window treatments that will keep your rooms cozy for the holidays. Simply complete the form below or call us at 808-797-2004 for a free in-home consultation.