Best Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in Destin

Eric Ramsey

When the whole family is in the house for long periods of time, your house might start to feel smaller than normal. Main rooms, like living and family rooms, can easily be overcome with toys. Wall photos  and window coverings  can get ripped down during a lively game of tag or hot lava innocent roughhousing a game of inside catch.  Finger and paw prints can show up on any item, detailing exactly which place your family was in.

Like everything else in your home it should come as no shock that you probably already realize that you need special window treatments for kids and pets in Destin. They should be easy to clean and simple to use -- and able to hold up to most family activities. Of course that means throwing away those brittle aluminum blinds or hanging curtains and trying out a better treatment like a Polywood® plantation shutter.

Parents Lifting Child In Front of Window Treatments 

The Problem With Blinds And Curtains 

Blinds are easily damaged around kids and pets in Destin. The reason is that blinds are made using long slats that are suspended on each side by cords. This allows the window treatment to sway against the window. This makes the window treatment light and pliable. These window treatments can adequately cover your windows, but they can easily become damaged during horseplay. A swift jostle or a fuzzy face peeping through the slats can jerk a slat off the cord or snap it apart. Plus, any cords hanging down can become a safety issue for both children and pets.
Dogs Looking Out Of Window Treatments
Curtain panels may not hold up much better with kids or animals. Because they hang loosely from one rod above the frame, they can be pulled down with a few good tugs. Curtains that extend to the ground are the right length for cruising toddlers or curious pups to grab onto. Cleaning curtains also poses a problem, as erasing paint-covered handprints or dusty paw markings dirt beyond everyday wear-and-tear or pet fur and stains will stay until you can take a trip to the professional dry cleaners.

Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are The Ideal Window Treatments For Kids and Pets In Destin 

Mom and daughter in front of window

Faux wood plantation shutters, like our Polywood® shutters, are the most durable treatment to stand up to your family’s active lifestyle. Plantation shutters help you direct light, but use a solid craftsmanship instead of relying on fragile cords. With thick louvers and an easy tilting system, your shutters will withstand your active kids and frisky pets.

Polywood® shutters are also great for children and pets because they clean easier than blinds or curtains and don’t warp, splinter, or crack. The specially formatted faux wood can withstand almost everything thrown at them -- no matter what challenge your kids can concoct so don’t worry about replacing any more broken window treatments. All plantation shutters are cordless, making them the safest window covering for your family. And if your shutters do break, Polywood® shutters are backed with a Lifetime Warranty.

Plantation Shutters Can Make A Creative Study Center In Destin

Family room with wall map and plantation shutters

While faux wood plantation shutters can stand up to your kids’ indoor soccer match, they can also create a calming learning space. Natural sunlight is shown to stimulate growing minds, but sun glare can distract from learning. Fortunately, you can adjust your shutters so that no matter what time of day learning occurs, you can bring the natural light in or keep the glare out. Glare never is a problem for your “students” because they won't get the sun in their eyes.

If you have to do online school, simply shut the louvers completely to suppress outside sound. Now, traffic or lawnmowers won’t distract your students. Your children can’t even complain about warm or cold spots in their learning space, as your shutters keep the room comfortable due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency benefits. And if your paper-mache volcano happens to get out of hand, just wipe the debris off your shutters with a damp rag.

Let A Sunburst Rep Help You Family-Proof Your Window Treatments

You could put the blinds up and keep yelling about bumping into the curtains. Or you can let a professional show you how faux wood plantation shutters can be the perfect window treatment for your family. To book a complimentary in-home or virtual design consultation, call 850-203-0419 or send in the form below today.