Children's playroom with shutters

The Best Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in Boston

January 17, 2019

When the family is home for long stretches of time, your home might start to feel smaller than it is. Main living spaces, like living and family rooms, can easily fill up with stuff. Wall art  and window coverings  might get damaged during a lively game of catch or hot lava innocent roughhousing a unofficial game of inside catch.  Fingerprints and wet nose smudges can reflect everywhere, letting you know exactly what place your kids and pets were in.

Like everything in your home it should come as no surprise that you probably already realize that you should have durable window treatments for kids and pets in Boston. These treatments should be quick to clean and a snap to operate -- and able to withstand an active family. And the first step is ditching those easily broken window shades and blinds and trying out something like a Polywood® plantation shutter.

Parents Lifting Child In Front of Window Treatments 

The Case Against Hanging Window Treatments 

Most blinds have a habit of breaking around children and pets in Boston. Most blinds are made using a series of thin slats that are held up on each side by slender cords. This allows the window covering to be light and flexible. This makes the covering light and flexible. These types of coverings can adequately cover your windows, but they can damage easily during a bout of horseplay. A quick bump or a puppy face peering through the slats can rip a slat from the cord or snap it apart. Plus, any cords hanging down can be a safety issue for both children and animals.
 
Dogs Looking Out Of Window Treatments
 
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 cruising toddlers or climbing 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 stains will have to wait until you take them to the dry cleaners.
 

Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are The Best Window Treatments For Kids and Pets In Boston 

Mom and daughter in front of window

Faux wood plantation shutters, such as our Polywood® shutters, are the best option to hold up to your family. Plantation shutters easily handle outside light, but use a solid construction instead of relying on delicate cords like blinds. With sturdy louvers and a rigid tilt rod, they can hold up to your active kids and rambunctious pets.

Faux wood plantation shutters are also wonderful for kids and animals because they are much easier to clean than blinds and will never yellow, splinter, or warp. The specially formatted faux wood can take about everything thrown at them -- no matter what game 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 Positive Learning Space In Boston

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 learning space. Outside light helps motivate 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 sunlight in or keep the glare out. Sun glare is never an issue 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 suppress outside clatter. Now, birds or lawnmowers won’t distract your students. Your kids can’t even 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 just leave the the blinds up and keep scolding 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 no cost in-home or virtual design consultation, call 781-352-2205 or complete the form below today.

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