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The Best Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in Seattle

January 17, 2019

When everyone is home for long batches of time, your house might start to feel smaller than it is. Main rooms, like living and family rooms, can easily become cluttered with toys. Wall hangings  and window coverings  could possibly get destroyed during a rowdy game of catch or hot lava the usual roughhousing a unofficial game of inside catch.  Finger and paw prints can show up everywhere, detailing exactly which spaces your kids and pets were in.

Like everything else in your home it should come as no surprise that you probably already realize that you will need durable window treatments for kids and pets in Seattle. They should be easy to clean and simple to operate -- and able to hold up to most family activities. Of course that means throwing away 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 

Hanging blinds are prone to damage around pets and kid in Seattle. Most blinds are made using thin slats that are held up on the sides by thin cords. This allows the blind to hang free. This makes the covering light and flexible. These types of coverings can adequately cover your windows, but they can break during horseplay. A swift bump or a puppy face peering through it can tear a slat off the cord or break it. Also, any cords hanging down are a safety issue for both kids and pets.
Dogs Looking Out Of Window Treatments
Curtains may not fare much better with children and animals. Because they drape down from one rod above the window, they can torn down with a good pull. Curtains that hang to the floor are the perfect length for cruising toddlers or clawed cats to grab onto. Cleaning curtains also becomes a dilemma, as getting rid of little person handprints or paw markings anything beyond everyday wear-and-tear or pet paw prints and stains will stay until you take them to the dry cleaners.

Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are The Best Window Treatments For Kids and Pets In Seattle 

Mom and daughter in front of window

Faux wood plantation shutters, such as our Polywood® shutters, are the top window treatment to withstand your family. Plantation shutters easily handle outside light, but use a durable craftsmanship instead of using fragile cords. With sturdy louvers and an easy tilting system, they can take every bump from your active kids and rambunctious pets.

Polywood® shutters are also perfect for children and pets because they are easy to clean and don’t warp, splinter, or crack. The solid louvers can withstand about everything thrown at them -- no matter what game your family thinks up so stop worrying about replacing any more broken window treatments. Your shutters are also cord-free, making them a reliably safe window covering for small children. And if your shutters do break, Polywood® shutters are backed with a Lifetime Warranty.

Plantation Shutters Can Make A Creative Study Space In Seattle

Family room with wall map and plantation shutters

While durable plantation shutters can stand up to your kids’ indoor soccer match, they also help create an effective school space. Natural sunlight helps motivate growing minds, but glare can distract from learning. Luckily, you can angle your shutter louvers so that whenever studying occurs, you can bring the sunlight in or keep the glare out. Glare is never a problem for your “students” because they won't get the glare in their eyes.

If your kids are doing e-learning, just shut the louvers completely to muffle outside clatter. Now, traffic or lawnmowers won’t distract your students. Your learners won’t even be able to complain about heat loss in their learning space, as your faux wood shutters will keep the room comfortable due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency benefits. And if art class happens to get out of hand, just wipe the debris off your plantation shutters with a damp rag.

Have A Sunburst Rep Help You Family-Proof Your Windows

You could stick the blinds up and keep on lecturing about touching the curtains. Or you can let a professional demonstrate how faux wood plantation shutters are the perfect window treatment for kids and pets. To book a free in-home or virtual design consultation, call 360-464-2277 or complete the form below today.