Best Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in San Diego

Tyson Williams

When the whole family is in the house for long batches of time, your home might begin to look smaller than normal. Main rooms, like family rooms and bedrooms, can easily be overcome with play things. Wall hangings  and window treatments  can get damaged during a spontaneous game of tag or hot lava the usual roughhousing a game of inside catch.  Finger smudges and nose prints can reflect 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 easy to operate -- and able to hold up to any active activity. And the first step is ditching those brittle aluminum blinds or hanging curtains and switching to something like a faux wood plantation shutter.

 

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 held up on the sides by slender cords. This allows the blind to be light and flexible. This makes the blind light and flexible. These window treatments can adequately cover your windows, but they can damage easily 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 hanging down are a hidden hazard for both children and pets.
 
 
Curtain panels may not fare any better with kids or animals. Because they drape down from one rod above the frame, they can torn down with a few good tugs. Ones that extend to the baseboards are the right height for a small child or climbing cats to grab onto. Keeping them clean also becomes an issue, as cleaning paint-covered handprints or dusty 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 Ideal 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 family’s active lifestyle. Plantation shutters help you direct light, but use a durable construction instead of employing fragile cords. With solid louvers and a rigid tilt rod, your shutters will hold up to your lively kids and frisky pets.

Faux wood shutters are also perfect for children and animals because they clean easier than blinds or curtains and will never warp, splinter, or crack. The solid louvers can withstand almost everything thrown at them -- no matter what 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 can also help create an effective study space. Natural sunlight helps stimulate young minds, but glare can be a distraction. Luckily, you can angle your shutters so that whenever learning occurs, you can bring the light in or block the sun glare out. Glare won’t ever be an issue 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 lawnmowers won’t disturb learning. Your learners can’t even complain about warm or cold spots in their learning space, as your faux wood shutters also 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 wipe the debris off your plantation shutters with a wet cloth.

Have A Sunburst Expert Help You Family-Proof Your Windows

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