Children's playroom with shutters

Best Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in Austin

January 17, 2019

When the family is in the house for long periods of time, your home might begin to look smaller than ever. Main rooms, like living and family rooms, can easily be overcome with stuff. Wall hangings  and window treatments  could possibly get damaged during a spontaneous game of catch or hot lava the usual roughhousing a game of inside catch.  Fingerprints and wet nose smudges can be seen on any item, letting you know exactly what spaces your kids and pets were in.

Like everything in your home it should come as no surprise that you probably already realize that you should have some heavy-duty window treatments for kids and pets in Austin. They should be quick to clean and a snap to use -- and able to hold up to most family activities. Of course that means ditching those brittle blinds and shades and installing something like a Polywood® plantation shutter.

Parents Lifting Child In Front of Window Treatments 

The Problem With Blinds And Curtains 

Most blinds are prone to damage around kids and pets in Austin. Most blinds are constructed with thin slats that are suspended on each side by thin cords. This allows the blind to sway against the window. This makes the covering light and pliable. These types of coverings can cover your windows, but they can easily become damaged during a bit of horseplay. A swift jostle or a puppy face peering through it can rip a slat away from the cord or snap it apart. Plus, any cords hanging down can be a hazard for both kids and pets.
 
Dogs Looking Out Of Window Treatments
 
Curtains may not fare any better with kids or animals. Because they drape down from one rod above the window, they can torn down with a good pull. Curtains that reach the baseboards are the length for cruising toddlers or clawed cats to grab onto. Cleaning curtains also poses a dilemma, as cleaning little person handprints or dusty paw markings anything beyond everyday wear-and-tear or pet fur and stains will have to wait until you take them to the dry cleaners.
 

Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are The Best Window Treatments For Kids and Pets In Austin 

Mom and daughter in front of window

Faux wood plantation shutters, such as our Polywood® shutters, are the best option to hold up to your kids and pets. Shutters let natural light in, but use a solid craftsmanship instead of employing fragile cords like blinds. With solid louvers and a rigid tilt rod, your plantation shutters can hold up to your active kids and rambunctious pets.

Faux wood plantation shutters are also perfect for children and pets because they are much easier to clean than blinds and don’t warp, splinter, or crack. The specially formatted faux wood can withstand almost anything thrown at them -- no matter what challenge your family thinks up so don’t worry about replacing your broken window treatments. All plantation shutters are cord-free, making them the safest window treatment for your kids. And if something does happen, Polywood® shutters come with a Lifetime Warranty.

Plantation Shutters Can Make A Creative Study Space In Austin

Family room with wall map and plantation shutters

While Polywood® plantation shutters can hold up to your kids’ indoor soccer match, they can also help create a creative school space. Sunlight can motivate growing minds, but glare can be a distraction. Fortunately, you can adjust your shutters so that no matter what time of day learning occurs, you can let the sunlight in or keep the sun glare out. Glare won’t ever be a problem for your “students” because they won't get the sun in their eyes.

If your kids are doing online classes, simply close the louvers completely to suppress outside clatter. Now, the sound of traffic or ambient noise won’t disturb learning. Your kids can’t even complain about heat loss in the room, as your shutters will keep everything the perfect temperature due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency qualities. And if your paper-mache volcano happens to be more than expected, just swipe the mess off your shutters with a damp rag.

Let A Sunburst Rep Help You Family-Proof Your Windows

You could just leave the the blinds up and keep yelling about touching the curtains. Or you can have a window treatment expert show you how plantation shutters can be the best window treatment for kids and pets. To book a no cost in-home or virtual design consultation, call 512-549-6077 or fill out the form below today.

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