When everyone is home 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 fill up with toys. Wall art and window coverings might get ripped down during a lively game of catch or hot lava the usual roughhousing a unofficial game of inside catch. Finger smudges and nose prints can show up on any item, detailing exactly what spaces your family was in.
Like everything else in your house it should come as no surprise that you probably already realize that you need durable 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 an active family. 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.
The Case Against Hanging Window Treatments
Hanging blinds are easily damaged around pets and kid in Houston. That’s because blinds are constructed with a series of thin slats that are operated on each side by slender cords. This allows the window covering to be light and flexible. This makes the blind 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 fuzzy face looking through the slats can jerk a slat off the cord or snap it in half. Also, any cords hanging down are a hidden hazard for both children and pets.
Curtains and drapes 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. Ones that extend to the floor are the right height for a small child or curious pups to grab onto. Keeping them clean also becomes a problem, as getting rid of paint-covered handprints or dusty paw markings dirt beyond everyday wear-and-tear or pet pawprints and mud will have to wait until you haul the to the professional dry cleaners.
Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are The Top Window Treatments For Kids and Pets In Houston
Faux wood plantation shutters, such as our Polywood® shutters, are the best option to withstand 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 an easy tilting system, your shutters will withstand your active kids and frisky pets.
Polywood® shutters are also great for children and animals because they are much easier to clean than blinds and don’t warp, splinter, or crack. The specially formatted faux wood 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. All plantation shutters are cordless, which makes them the safest window covering for small children. And if anything does happen, Polywood® shutters are backed with a Lifetime Warranty.
Plantation Shutters Can Make A Creative Learning Space In Houston
While faux wood plantation shutters can withstand your kids’ whole house game of tag, they also help create a creative school space. Outside light can inspire young brains, but sun glare can be a distraction. Fortunately, you can direct your shutter louvers so that whenever studying occurs, you can let the natural light 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 e-learning, you can shut the louvers all the way to suppress outside clatter. Now, birds or ambient noise won’t distract your students. Your kids can’t even complain about the temperature of the room, as your plantation shutters also keep the room comfortable due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency benefits. And if your paper-mache volcano happens to get out of hand, just rub the mess 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 window treatment expert show you 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 send in the form below today.