Perfect Window Treatments For Kids And Animals

Eric Ramsey

It’s Saturday morning in Destin, and you’re appreciating a calming morning watching some TV. All of the sudden, a loud noise from the living room snaps you out of your tranquility. Running to the noise, you instantly see the damage -- busted blind slats on the floor. The culprits have disappeared, but with kids and pets, broken window treatments are not surprising.

So, what is the best window treatment that can hold up to kids and pets? Faux wood plantation shutters can help.

Parents with toddler in front of plantation shutters 

The Reasoning Against Blinds And Draperies

Blinds are more fragile because of how they are made. Many blinds are made up from a series of thin slats that are joined on each side by a strip of cord. Blinds are meant to be loose and pliable but can easily become broken when kids roughhouse. A rough hit can separate a slat from the cord or crack it in half. Your pet may seem sweet nosing through your blinds surveying the neighborhood, but you will have to purchase a new window treatment when the mailman walks by. And any cords dangling down are a strangulation hazard for both children and animals.

Drapes may not fare much better with children or animals. Because they are attached loosely from one rod above the frame, they can be torn down fairly easily. Those that touch the ground are the ideal height for cruising toddlers or climbing cats to tug on. Cleaning also can be hard, as dirty fingerprints and clumpy pet hair might only come off when brought to the dry cleaners, if that.

Plantation Shutters Can Hold Up To Your Family

Plantation shutters are the best choice to withstand kids and pets, especially if they are use quality faux-wood, like Polywood®. Shutters bring natural light in, like blind, shades, and curtains, but use study materials instead of employing fragile cords. With thick louvers and a centered tilt rod, they can hold up to roughhousing kids and rambunctious pets.

Family room with wall map and plantation shutters 

Faux wood is also perfect for your family because it’s easier to clean and won’t warp, splinter or crack. The solid construction can stand up to almost everything thrown at them, no matter what your family does. Polywood also has the nice feature of being cordless, making it one of the safest window treatment for your kids.

Let a Sunburst Representative Bring Stronger Window Treatments to Your Windows

You could just raise the blinds up and keep worrying about the draperies. Or, you can let a Sunburst representative show you how plantation shutters can be the perfect window treatment for your family. To arrange a free in-home consultation, call 850-203-0419 now.