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The Best Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in Cleveland

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 play areas, like living and family rooms, can easily fill up with play things. Wall art  and window coverings  can get damaged during a rowdy game of catch or hot lava innocent roughhousing a unofficial game of inside catch.  Finger smudges and nose prints can show up on any item, detailing exactly what spaces your children and pets were in.

Like everything else in your home it should come as no surprise that you probably already understand that you will need special window treatments for kids and pets in Cleveland. They should be simple to clean and easy to operate -- and able to withstand an active family. And the first step is getting rid of those fragile aluminum blinds or hanging curtains and trying out something better like a faux wood plantation shutter.

Parents Lifting Child In Front of Window Treatments 

The Reasoning Against Hanging Window Treatments 

Blinds have a habit of breaking around pets and kid in Cleveland. The reason is that blinds are constructed with long slats that are suspended on each side by thin cords. This allows the window treatment to be light and flexible. This makes the covering light and pliable. Blinds can cover your windows, but they can easily become damaged during horseplay. A sharp hit or a puppy face peeping through it can rip a slat from the cord or snap it in half. Also, any cords dangling down can be a hidden hazard for both kids and animals.
Dogs Looking Out Of Window Treatments
Curtains and drapes may not hold up much better with children and animals. Because they hang loosely from a rod without anything underneath, they can torn down with a good pull. Curtains that hang to the ground are the perfect length for cruising toddlers or curious pups to grab onto. Cleaning curtains also becomes a dilemma, as getting rid of ink handprints or dusty paw markings anything beyond everyday wear-and-tear or pet hair and mud will stay until you haul the to the professional dry cleaners.

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

Mom and daughter in front of window

Faux wood plantation shutters, such as our Polywood® shutters, are the most durable treatment to stand up to your family’s active lifestyle. Plantation shutters easily handle outside light, but use a durable craftsmanship instead of using flimsy cords like blinds. With solid louvers and a durable frame, your plantation shutters can withstand your energetic kids and rambunctious pets.

Polywood® shutters are also great for kids and pets because they clean easier than blinds or curtains and will never yellow, splinter, or warp. The specially formatted faux wood can stand up to almost everything thrown at them -- no matter what your kids can concoct so don’t worry about replacing any more broken window treatments. All plantation shutters are cordless, making them a safe window treatment for your kids. And if anything does happen, Polywood® shutters come with a Lifetime Warranty.

Plantation Shutters Can Make A Positive Study Center In Cleveland

Family room with wall map and plantation shutters

While Polywood® plantation shutters can withstand your kids’ indoor soccer match, they can also help create an effective school space. Natural sunlight is shown to stimulate growing brains, but sun glare can be a distraction. Fortunately, you can angle your plantation shutters so that whenever learning occurs, you can let the natural light in or block the sun glare out. Glare never is an issue for your “students” because they won't get the sun in their eyes.

If your kids are doing online school, you can close the louvers all the way to muffle outside sound. Now, birds or ambient noise won’t disturb learning. Your kids won’t even be able to complain about warm or cold spots in their learning space, as your shutters keep your rooms the perfect temperature due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency properties. And if science experiments happens to get out of hand, just swipe the debris off your plantation shutters with a cloth.

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

You could stick the blinds up and keep on scolding about bumping into the curtains. Or you can have a window treatment expert demonstrate how plantation shutters can be the best window treatment for your active family. To schedule a free in-home or virtual design consultation, call 440-561-6787 or fill out the form below today.