Best Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in Houston

Cory Cryer

When everyone is inside for long stretches of time, your home might start to feel smaller than ever. Main living spaces, like bedrooms and the family room, can easily become cluttered with toys. Wall art  and window coverings  can get ripped down during a lively game of catch or hot lava the usual roughhousing a unofficial game of inside catch.  Fingerprints and wet nose smudges can reflect on any surface, detailing exactly what spaces your family was in.

Like everything else in your house it should come as no surprise that you probably already know that you should have some heavy-duty window treatments for kids and pets in Houston. These treatments should be easy to clean and a snap to use -- and able to hold up to any active activity. And the first step is throwing away those easily broken aluminum blinds or hanging curtains and trying out a better treatment like a Polywood® plantation shutter.

Parents Lifting Child In Front of Window Treatments 

The Reasoning Against Hanging Window Treatments 

Blinds are easily damaged around kids and pets in Houston. That’s because blinds are constructed with thin slats that are operated on each side by thin cords. This allows the window covering to sway against the window. This makes the window treatment light and pliable. These types of coverings can adequately cover your windows, but they can easily become damaged during roughhousing. A swift hit or a puppy face peering through the slats can jerk a slat off the cord or break it. Also, any cords hanging down are a hazard for both children and pets.
Dogs Looking Out Of Window Treatments
Curtains may not hold up any better with kids and pets. Because they are suspended from one rod without anything underneath, they can torn down with a few good tugs. Those curtains that extend to the ground are the right height for a small child or curious pups to grab onto. Cleaning also becomes a problem, as getting rid of ink handprints or dusty paw markings dirt beyond everyday wear-and-tear or pet pawprints and mud will stay until you haul the to the professional dry cleaners.

Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are The Top Window Treatments For Kids and Pets In Houston 

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 kids and pets. Plantation shutters easily handle outside light, but use a durable construction instead of using delicate cords like blinds. With solid louvers and a rigid tilt rod, your shutters will withstand your energetic kids and frisky pets.

Polywood® shutters are also great for children and animals because they are easy to clean and don’t warp, splinter, or crack. The strong composite material can take almost anything thrown at them -- no matter what challenge your family thinks up so stop worrying about replacing any more broken window treatments. Your shutters are also cordless, which makes 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 Houston

Family room with wall map and plantation shutters

While Polywood® plantation shutters can hold up to your kids’ indoor soccer match, they also help create a creative school space. Natural sunlight helps inspire young brains, but sun glare can be a distraction. Fortunately, you can direct your shutters so that whenever studying occurs, you can let the sunlight in or keep the glare out. Sun glare won’t ever be a detriment for your “students” because they won't get the sun in their eyes.

If you have to do online school, just shut the louvers all the way to suppress outside clatter. Now, birds or ambient noise won’t disturb learning. Your kids can’t even complain about the temperature of the room, as your shutters also keep the room just the right temperature due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency properties. And if your paper-mache volcano happens to go awry, just rub the debris off your treatments with a damp rag.

Let A Sunburst Rep Help You Family-Proof Your Windows

You could stick the blinds up and keep yelling about touching the curtains. Or you can let a Sunburst representative demonstrate how plantation shutters can be the only window treatment for your active family. To book a free in-home or virtual design consultation, call 713-853-9629 or fill out the form below today.