Children's playroom with shutters

The Top Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in Cincinnati

January 17, 2019

When the family is inside for long batches of time, your house might start feeling smaller than normal. Main living spaces, like living and family rooms, can easily be overcome with play things. Wall art  and window treatments  can get destroyed during a spontaneous game of tag or hot lava innocent roughhousing a unofficial game of inside catch.  Finger smudges and nose prints can reflect 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 know that you should have special window treatments for kids and pets in Cincinnati. They should be quick to clean and simple to operate -- and able to withstand an active family. That means ditching those easily broken window shades and blinds and installing a better treatment like a faux wood plantation shutter.

Parents Lifting Child In Front of Window Treatments 

The Case Against Blinds And Curtains 

Most blinds are prone to damage around kids and pets in Cincinnati. That’s because blinds use thin slats that are held up on the sides by cords. This allows the window treatment 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 hit or a fuzzy face looking through the slats can jerk a slat from the cord or break it. Plus, any cords hanging down can become a hazard for both children and animals.
 
Dogs Looking Out Of Window Treatments
 
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. Ones that hang to the ground are the perfect height for cruising toddlers or climbing cats to grab onto. Cleaning also poses a dilemma, as erasing paint-covered handprints or paw markings anything beyond everyday wear-and-tear or pet fur and handprints will be there until you can take a trip to the professional dry cleaners.
 

Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are The Best 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 thick louvers and a durable frame, your plantation shutters can hold up to your active kids and rambunctious pets.

Faux wood shutters are also perfect for children and animals because they are easy to clean and won’t yellow, splinter, or warp. The specially formatted faux wood can take almost anything thrown at them -- no matter what game your family thinks up so stop worrying about replacing your broken window treatments. Plantation shutters are also cordless, which makes them the safest window covering for your family. 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 faux wood plantation shutters can withstand your kids’ whole house game of tag, they can also create a calming school space. Sunlight can inspire young brains, but glare can distract from learning. Fortunately, you can angle your shutter louvers 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, you can close the louvers completely to dampen outside sound. Now, the sound of traffic or ambient noise won’t distract your students. Your learners can’t even complain about the temperature of the room, as your faux wood shutters also keep your rooms comfortable due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency benefits. And if your paper-mache volcano happens to go awry, just swipe the mess off your treatments with a damp rag.

Have A Sunburst Representative Help You Family-Proof Your Windows

You could put the blinds up and keep on lecturing about touching the curtains. Or you can have a professional demonstrate how faux wood plantation shutters are the best window treatment for kids and pets. To schedule a free in-home or virtual design consultation, contact us at 513-216-9740 or fill out the form below today.

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