Children's playroom with shutters

The Best Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in Kingsport

January 17, 2019

When the family is home for long batches of time, your home might start feeling smaller than ever. Main play areas, like living and family rooms, can easily become cluttered with stuff. Wall art  and window treatments  might get damaged during a lively game of chase or hot lava the usual roughhousing a game of inside catch.  Fingerprints and wet nose smudges can be seen on any item, detailing exactly which place your family was in.

Like most things in your house it should come as no shock that you probably already know that you should have some heavy-duty window treatments for kids and pets in Kingsport. They should be easy to clean and simple to use -- and able to withstand most family activities. That means getting rid of those brittle aluminum blinds or hanging curtains and switching to something better like a Polywood® plantation shutter.

Parents Lifting Child In Front of Window Treatments 

The Case Against Hanging Window Treatments 

Blinds are prone to damage around pets and kid in Kingsport. The reason is that blinds are constructed with thin slats that are held up on the sides by cords. This allows the window treatment to sway against the window. This makes the covering light and flexible. These types of coverings can adequately cover your windows, but they can easily become damaged during a bout of roughhousing. A quick bump or a puppy face looking through the slats can rip a slat off the cord or snap it apart. Also, any cords dangling can be a safety issue for both kids and pets.
 
Dogs Looking Out Of Window Treatments
 
Curtain panels may not hold up much better with kids or animals. 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 right height for crawling babies or curious pups to grab onto. Cleaning curtains also poses an issue, as erasing ink handprints or muddy paw markings dirt past everyday wear-and-tear or pet fur and stains will stay until you can take a trip to the cleaners.
 

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

Mom and daughter in front of window

Faux wood plantation shutters, such as our Polywood® shutters, are the best option to stand up to your family’s active lifestyle. Shutters easily handle outside light, but use a durable construction instead of relying on flimsy cords. With thick louvers and a rigid tilt rod, your shutters will withstand your energetic kids and frisky pets.

Faux wood shutters are also great for children and pets because they clean easier than blinds or curtains and don’t warp, yellow, or crack. The strong composite material can take almost anything thrown at them -- no matter what your kids can concoct so don’t worry about finding replacement 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 are backed with a Lifetime Warranty.

Plantation Shutters Can Make A Positive Study Center In Kingsport

Family room with wall map and plantation shutters

While Polywood® plantation shutters can withstand your kids’ indoor sports league, they can also create a creative learning space. Outside light can stimulate growing minds, but sun glare can distract from learning. Fortunately, you can adjust your shutter louvers 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 glare in their eyes.

If you have to do e-learning, just shut the louvers all the way to suppress outside noise. Now, birds or lawn equipment won’t distract your students. Your kids won’t complain about heat loss in the room, as your shutters keep everything just the right temperature due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency properties. And if art class happens to get out of hand, just swipe the debris off your plantation shutters with a damp rag.

Let A Sunburst Rep Help You Family-Proof Your Windows

You could put the blinds up and keep lecturing about touching the curtains. Or you can let a professional show how Polywood® shutters can be the perfect window treatment for your family. To book a free in-home or virtual design consultation, contact us at 276-685-5343 or send in the form below today.

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