The Best Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in Boston01/17/2019Holly Perron When the family is inside for long periods of time, your home might begin to look smaller than normal. Main living spaces, like bedrooms and the family room, can easily become cluttered with stuff. Wall art and window coverings can get destroyed during a lively game of tag or hot lava innocent roughhousing a unofficial game of inside catch. Fingerprints and wet nose smudges can show up everywhere, letting you know exactly what rooms your kids and pets were in. Like everything in your home it should come as no surprise that you probably already realize that you need some heavy-duty window treatments for kids and pets in Boston. These treatments should be quick to clean and easy to operate -- and able to withstand an active family. And the first step is ditching those easily broken blinds and shades and trying out something like a Polywood® plantation shutter. The Reasoning Against Hanging Window Treatments Most blinds have a habit of breaking around children and pets in Boston. Most blinds are made using thin slats that are suspended on each side by thin cords. This allows the window treatment to sway against the window. This makes the covering light and flexible. These types of coverings can adequately cover your windows, but they can easily become damaged during a bout of horseplay. A quick hit or a fuzzy face looking through the slats can tear a slat away from the cord or snap it apart. Plus, any cords hanging down can be a safety issue for both children and animals. Curtains may not hold up much better with children and animals. Because they are suspended from one rod without anything underneath, they can ripped away with a few good tugs. Curtains that reach the baseboards are the perfect length for crawling babies or clawed cats to grab onto. Cleaning curtains also poses a dilemma, as getting rid of ink handprints or paw markings dirt past everyday wear-and-tear or pet fur and mud will have to wait until you take them to the dry cleaners. Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are The Ideal Window Treatments For Kids and Pets In Boston Faux wood plantation shutters, such as our Polywood® shutters, are the most durable treatment to hold up to your family. Plantation shutters easily handle outside light, but use a solid construction instead of employing delicate cords like blinds. With sturdy louvers and a rigid tilt rod, your shutters will hold up to your energetic kids and rambunctious pets. Faux wood plantation shutters are also wonderful for kids and animals because they are easy to clean and will never warp, splinter, or crack. The strong composite material can take about everything thrown at them -- no matter what your family thinks up so stop worrying about replacing your broken window treatments. Plantation shutters are also free of cords, which makes them a safe window covering for your kids. And if something does happen, Polywood® shutters come with a Lifetime Warranty. Plantation Shutters Help Make A Creative Study Center In Boston While Polywood® plantation shutters can hold up to your kids’ indoor soccer match, they can also help create an effective study space. Natural sunlight can stimulate growing minds, but glare can be a distraction. Fortunately, you can adjust your shutter louvers so that no matter what time of day learning occurs, you can let the natural light in or keep the glare out. Sun glare is never a problem for your “students” because they won't get the sun in their eyes. If you have to do online classes, just shut the louvers completely to muffle outside clatter. Now, birds or lawn equipment won’t disturb learning. Your kids won’t even be able to complain about heat loss in their learning space, as your shutters also keep your rooms the perfect temperature due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency qualities. And if your paper-mache volcano happens to get out of hand, just rub the debris off your plantation shutters with a cloth. Have A Sunburst Representative Help You Family-Proof Your Windows You could stick the blinds up and keep lecturing about touching the curtains. Or you can have a professional show how plantation shutters can be the perfect window treatment for kids and pets. To book a free in-home or virtual design consultation, call 781-352-2205 or complete the form below today.