The Best Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in Austin

Tyler Jorgensen

When the whole family is in the house for long stretches of time, your home might start to feel smaller than ever. Main rooms, like living and family rooms, can easily be overcome with toys. Wall hangings  and window treatments  could possibly get damaged during a rowdy game of catch or hot lava the usual roughhousing a game of inside catch.  Finger smudges and nose prints can be seen on any surface, showing you 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 durable window treatments for kids and pets in Austin. They should be easy to clean and a snap to use -- and able to hold up to most family activities. That means ditching those fragile 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 have a habit of breaking around pets and kid in Austin. The reason is that blinds are constructed with thin slats that are held up on each side by thin cords. This allows the blind to be light and flexible. This makes the covering light and pliable. These types of coverings can cover your windows, but they can damage easily during a bit of horseplay. A swift jostle or a puppy face peering through it can tear a slat away from the cord or snap it apart. Plus, any cords dangling down can be a hazard for both kids and pets.
Dogs Looking Out Of Window Treatments
Curtains and drapes may not fare any better with children and animals. Because they drape down from one rod above the window, they can torn down with a good pull. Curtains that hang to the baseboards are the length for cruising toddlers or climbing cats to grab onto. Cleaning curtains also poses a dilemma, as getting rid of little person handprints or muddy paw markings anything beyond everyday wear-and-tear or pet fur and stains will have to wait until you can take a trip to the dry cleaners.

Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are The Ideal 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 most durable treatment to hold up to your kids and pets. Shutters help you direct light, but use a solid craftsmanship instead of employing flimsy cords like blinds. With solid louvers and an easy tilting system, your plantation shutters can withstand your active kids and rambunctious pets.

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

Plantation Shutters Can Make A Positive Study Space In Austin

Family room with wall map and plantation shutters

While faux wood plantation shutters can hold up to your kids’ whole house game of tag, they can also help create a creative school space. Sunlight helps motivate growing minds, but glare can be a distraction. Fortunately, you can adjust your shutter louvers so that no matter what time of day learning occurs, you can let the natural light in or keep the sun glare out. Glare won’t ever be an issue for your “students” because they won't get the sun in their eyes.

To help with online classes, simply close the louvers completely to suppress outside clatter. Now, traffic or ambient noise won’t distract your students. Your kids won’t even be able to complain about the temperature of the room, as your plantation shutters will keep everything the perfect temperature due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency qualities. And if science experiments 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 demonstrate how plantation shutters can be the best window treatment for your family. To book a free in-home or virtual design consultation, call 512-549-6077 or send in the form below today.