Children's playroom with shutters

Best Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in San Diego

January 17, 2019

When the family is in the house for long batches of time, your home might begin to look smaller than it is. Main rooms, like family rooms and bedrooms, can easily be overcome with play things. Wall hangings  and window treatments  might get damaged during a rowdy game of catch or hot lava the usual roughhousing a quick game of inside catch.  Finger smudges and nose prints can show up on any surface, showing you exactly what place your family was in.

Like everything in your house it should come as no surprise that you probably already realize that you will need special window treatments for kids and pets in San Diego. These treatments should be quick to clean and a snap to operate -- and able to withstand any active activity. And the first step is ditching those fragile aluminum blinds or hanging curtains and switching to something like a faux wood plantation shutter.

Parents Lifting Child In Front of Window Treatments 

The Case Against Hanging Window Treatments 

Most blinds are easily damaged around pets and kid in San Diego. Most blinds are made using long slats that are suspended on the sides by slender cords. This allows the blind to sway against the window. This makes the window treatment light and flexible. Blinds can adequately cover your windows, but they can easily become damaged during roughhousing. A quick jostle or a fuzzy face peeping through it can tear a slat away from the cord or snap it in half. Plus, any cords dangling down are a hidden hazard for both children and pets.
 
Dogs Looking Out Of Window Treatments
 
Curtain panels may not fare any better with kids or animals. Because they hang loosely from one rod above the frame, they can torn down with a few good tugs. Those curtains that extend to the baseboards are the right height for a small child or climbing cats to grab onto. Cleaning also becomes an issue, as cleaning ink handprints or muddy paw markings anything beyond everyday wear-and-tear or pet fur and handprints will be there until you haul the to the cleaners.
 

Polywood Plantation Shutters Are The Best Window Treatments For Kids and Pets In San Diego 

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. Plantation shutters help you direct light, but use a durable construction instead of relying on fragile cords. With solid louvers and an easy tilting system, they can hold up to your lively kids and frisky pets.

Faux wood plantation shutters are also great for children and animals because they clean easier than blinds or curtains and will never warp, splinter, or crack. The solid louvers can stand up to almost everything thrown at them -- no matter what challenge your kids can concoct so stop worrying about finding replacement window treatments. Your shutters are also free of cords, making them a reliably safe window covering for small children. And if anything does happen, Polywood® shutters are backed with a Lifetime Warranty.

Plantation Shutters Help Make A Constructive Study Space In San Diego

Family room with wall map and plantation shutters

While durable plantation shutters can stand up to your kids’ indoor sports league, they also help create a creative learning space. Natural sunlight helps motivate young minds, but glare can be a distraction. Luckily, you can angle your shutter louvers so that whenever learning occurs, you can bring the light in or block 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 you have to do online school, just shut the louvers all the way to muffle outside sound. Now, birds or lawn equipment won’t distract your students. Your learners won’t even be able to complain about warm or cold spots in their learning space, as your faux wood shutters 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 rub the debris off your plantation shutters with a damp rag.

Have A Sunburst Representative Help You Family-Proof Your Windows

You could put the blinds up and keep lecturing about touching the curtains. Or you can let a window treatment expert show you how plantation shutters can be the only window treatment for kids and pets. To schedule a free in-home or virtual design consultation, contact us at 760-405-8887 or complete the form below today.

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