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Ways To Improve Your Honolulu Home for the Holidays

December 17, 2019

As the holidays are swiftly approaching, it's time to get your Honolulu home prepared for visitors. You have the usual sprucing up that needs to be done before everyone arrives. But is your house, itself, ready? Or does it need some new furniture, lighting fixtures and energy-efficient interior shutters?

If you want to give your guests an inviting home, 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. After trimming the tree and garland, you could look around and notice that your windows seem dull and drab. By putting up plantation shutters on your windows, you instantly give your rooms a finished feeling that also brings out your decorations. Plantation shutters also can effectively block sun glare in the morning and evening. They work great in rooms like the kitchen, so nobody has to bake pumpkin pie with a annoying sunset hitting them in their eyes.

By improving your Honolulu home for the holidays by installing shutters, you gain both elegance and energy-efficiency. That’s because when the weather becomes cold and windy, you can shut the louvers for an energy-efficient boost. Plantation shutters have been called the premier window coverings to block air flowing through your windows -- keeping the warm temperatures inside and the cold air out.

Of course, if you want to combine energy-efficiency with style, you should use a faux wood treatment, 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 all your windows will look great while still keeping the room nice. 

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

Living room with built-in shelving and plantation shutters. 
Once your windows are dressed, you should look at what guests will be seated on. If your furniture pieces are starting to look a little ratty, the holidays are the perfect time to upgrade. 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 guests will be much more comfortable sitting on something that hasn’t been around since the Eisenhower administration. After all, that book won’t level your sofa forever. 

Decorate Each Room In The House

Traditional bedroom decorated for Christmas.

You hung the ornaments and decorated the downstairs in festive embellishments. But there’s no greater feeling for your 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 stressing 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 here or there can raise your holiday mood.

Improve Your Honolulu House For The Holidays By Replacing 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 won’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 corner lamp might provide enough light when it’s just you lounging around, but when people come over, you’ll want plenty of better lighting.

Most lamps and chandeliers are easy to put in and can effortlessly liven up an area. Lights can eliminate room shadows cast from furniture. If an updated light isn’t warranted, just make sure that our current ones don’t have any burned-out bulbs. And using 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 Beautiful Interior 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 home cozy for the holidays. Just complete the form below or give us a call at 808-797-2004 for a no-cost in-home consultation.