The Best Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in Cleveland

Nate Gromen

When the family is in the house for long batches of time, your home might start to feel smaller than it is. Main play areas, like bedrooms and the family room, can easily become cluttered with play things. Wall art  and window coverings  can get damaged during a rowdy game of tag or hot lava innocent roughhousing a unofficial game of inside catch.  Finger smudges and nose prints can show up on any surface, detailing exactly what spaces your kids 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 a snap to operate -- and able to withstand any active activity. And the first step is ditching those fragile aluminum blinds or hanging curtains and switching to something better like a faux wood plantation shutter.

Parents Lifting Child In Front of Window Treatments 

The Case Against Hanging Window Treatments 

Blinds are prone to damage around pets and kid in Cleveland. The reason is that blinds are constructed with long slats that are suspended on each side by slender cords. This allows the window covering to sway against the window. This makes the covering light and pliable. These window treatments can cover your windows, but they can damage easily during horseplay. A sharp hit or a fuzzy face peeping through it can tear a slat from the cord or snap it in half. Also, any cords dangling down can become a hazard for both kids and animals.
Dogs Looking Out Of Window Treatments
Curtains and drapes may not hold up much better with kids or animals. Because they drape down from a rod without anything underneath, they can torn down with a good pull. Curtains that hang to the floor are the perfect length for crawling babies or curious pups to grab onto. Cleaning curtains also becomes a dilemma, as getting rid of paint-covered handprints or dusty paw markings anything beyond everyday wear-and-tear or pet fur and mud will have to wait 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 kids and pets. Plantation shutters easily handle outside light, but use a durable craftsmanship instead of using fragile cords like blinds. With thick louvers and a durable frame, your plantation shutters can withstand your active kids and rambunctious pets.

Polywood® shutters are also great for kids and pets because they clean easier than blinds or curtains and don’t yellow, splinter, or warp. The specially formatted faux wood can stand up to almost anything thrown at them -- no matter what game 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 treatment for your kids. And if your shutters do break, Polywood® shutters come with a Lifetime Warranty.

Plantation Shutters Can Make A Creative Study Center In Cleveland

Family room with wall map and plantation shutters

While Polywood® plantation shutters can withstand your kids’ whole house game of tag, they 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 is never a problem for your “students” because they won't get the sun in their eyes.

To help with online school, you can close the louvers all the way to suppress outside sound. Now, birds or ambient noise won’t disturb learning. Your children 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 your paper-mache volcano happens to go awry, just swipe the mess off your treatments with a cloth.

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

You could just leave the the blinds up and keep on scolding about touching the curtains. Or you can have a window treatment expert show you how Polywood® shutters can be the best window treatment for your active family. To schedule a no cost in-home or virtual design consultation, call 440-561-6787 or fill out the form below today.