The Top Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in Cincinnati

Lisa Renee Nieberding

When the family is inside for long batches of time, your house might start feeling smaller than it is. Main living spaces, like living and family rooms, can easily be overcome with play things. Wall art  and window treatments  might get destroyed 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 everywhere, letting you know exactly which place your family was in.

Like everything in your home it should come as no shock that you probably already realize that you should have special window treatments for kids and pets in Cincinnati. They should be easy to clean and simple to operate -- and able to withstand any active activity. That means getting rid of those easily broken window shades and blinds and installing a better treatment like a faux wood plantation shutter.

 

The Case Against Blinds And Curtains 

Most blinds are prone to damage around pets and kid in Cincinnati. That’s because blinds use a series of thin slats that are suspended on the sides by cords. This allows the window covering to hang free. This makes the blind light and flexible. These types of coverings can adequately cover your windows, but they can break during a bout of horseplay. A swift bump or a fuzzy face peering through the slats can jerk a slat away from the cord or snap it in half. Plus, any cords dangling down can be a hidden hazard for both children and animals.
 
 
Curtains and drapes may not fare any better with kids and pets. Because they drape down from a rod above the frame, they can torn down with a few good tugs. Those curtains that reach the ground are the right height for cruising toddlers or clawed cats to grab onto. Keeping them clean also poses a dilemma, as erasing ink handprints or paw markings anything beyond everyday wear-and-tear or pet hair and handprints will be there until you can take a trip to the professional dry cleaners.
 

Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are The Ideal Window Treatments For Kids and Pets In Cincinnati 

Mom and daughter in front of window

Faux wood plantation shutters, such as our Polywood® shutters, are the most durable treatment to withstand your kids and pets. Shutters easily handle outside light, but use a durable craftsmanship instead of employing flimsy cords like blinds. With solid louvers and a durable frame, your plantation shutters can withstand your active kids and rambunctious pets.

Faux wood shutters are also great for children and animals because they are much easier to clean than blinds and won’t yellow, splinter, or warp. The specially formatted faux wood can take almost anything thrown at them -- no matter what your family thinks up so stop worrying about finding replacement window treatments. Plantation shutters are also cordless, which makes them the safest window covering for small children. And if something does happen, Polywood® shutters come with a Lifetime Warranty.

Plantation Shutters Help Make A Constructive Study Space In Cincinnati

Family room with wall map and plantation shutters

While Polywood® plantation shutters can hold up to your kids’ whole house game of tag, they can also create a calming school space. Sunlight helps inspire young brains, but glare can distract from learning. Fortunately, you can direct your shutters so that whenever learning occurs, you can bring the 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 online classes, just close the louvers completely to dampen outside sound. Now, the sound of traffic or ambient noise won’t distract your students. Your learners won’t even be able to complain about the temperature of the room, as your faux wood shutters also keep the room comfortable due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency benefits. And if your paper-mache volcano happens to go awry, just swipe the debris off your treatments with a wet cloth.

Have A Sunburst Representative Help You Family-Proof Your Windows

You could put the blinds up and keep on lecturing about bumping into the curtains. Or you can have a professional show you how faux wood plantation shutters are the best window treatment for your family. To book a no cost in-home or virtual design consultation, contact us at 513-216-9740 or fill out the form below today.