Children's playroom with shutters

The Best Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in Destin

January 17, 2019

When the 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 know 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 switching to something like a Polywood® plantation shutter.

Parents Lifting Child In Front of Window Treatments 

The Problem With Blinds And Curtains 

Blinds are easily damaged around pets and kid in Destin. Most blinds are made using long slats that are held up on each side by cords. This allows the window treatment to sway against the window. This makes the blind light and pliable. Blinds 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 dangling down can be a safety issue for both children and pets.
 
Dogs Looking Out Of Window Treatments
 
Curtain panels may not hold up much better with children and animals. Because they drape down from one rod above the frame, they can ripped away with a few good tugs. Curtains that extend to the ground are the right length for crawling babies or curious pups to grab onto. Cleaning curtains also poses a problem, as erasing ink handprints or muddy paw markings dirt beyond everyday wear-and-tear or pet fur and stains will stay until you take them to the professional dry cleaners.
 

Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are The Best 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 employing flimsy cords. With solid 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 will never yellow, splinter, or warp. 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. Your shutters are also cordless, making them a safe window covering for your family. And if anything does happen, Polywood® shutters are backed with a Lifetime Warranty.

Plantation Shutters Can Make A Positive Study Center In Destin

Family room with wall map and plantation shutters

While faux wood plantation shutters can stand up to your kids’ whole house game of tag, they can also create a calming study space. Outside light is shown to motivate growing minds, but sun glare can disrupt learning. Fortunately, you can adjust your shutter louvers so that no matter what time of day learning occurs, you can bring the natural light in or keep the glare out. Glare is never 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 muffle outside noise. Now, traffic or lawn equipment won’t disturb learning. Your children won’t even be able to complain about warm or cold spots in their learning space, as your plantation shutters keep the room just the right temperature due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency benefits. And if science experiments happens to go awry, just rub the mess 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 touching the curtains. Or you can let a professional show you how faux wood plantation shutters can be the best window treatment for kids and pets. To schedule a complimentary in-home or virtual design consultation, call 850-203-0419 or send in the form below today.

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