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The Top Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in Washington DC

January 17, 2019

When the whole family is inside for long stretches of time, your home might begin to look smaller than it is. Main play areas, like family rooms and bedrooms, can easily be overcome with play things. Wall hangings  and window coverings  can get damaged during a lively game of tag or hot lava innocent roughhousing a game of inside catch.  Fingerprints and wet nose smudges can show up on any surface, letting you know exactly which place your children and pets were in.

Like everything else in your home it should come as no shock that you probably already understand that you will need some heavy-duty window treatments for kids and pets in Washington DC. These treatments should be easy to clean and simple to use -- and able to withstand most family activities. And the first step is throwing away those fragile aluminum blinds or hanging curtains and trying out something better like a Polywood® plantation shutter.

Parents Lifting Child In Front of Window Treatments 

The Reasoning Against Blinds And Curtains 

Hanging blinds have a habit of breaking around children and pets in Washington DC. Most blinds use long slats that are held up on each side by cords. This allows the window treatment to hang free. This makes the window treatment light and flexible. These types of coverings can adequately cover your windows, but they can damage easily during horseplay. A swift hit or a fuzzy face looking through the slats can jerk a slat away from the cord or snap it apart. Plus, any cords dangling down can be a hidden hazard for both kids and animals.
Dogs Looking Out Of Window Treatments
Curtains may not fare any better with kids and pets. Because they are suspended from one rod above the frame, they can ripped away with a good pull. Ones that extend to the floor are the perfect height for crawling babies or climbing cats to grab onto. Cleaning also becomes a dilemma, as getting rid of ink 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 dry cleaners.

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

Mom and daughter in front of window

Faux wood plantation shutters, like our Polywood® shutters, are the top window treatment to stand up to your kids and pets. Plantation shutters help you direct light, but use a durable craftsmanship instead of using fragile cords. With sturdy louvers and a rigid tilt rod, they can hold up to your energetic kids and rambunctious pets.

Faux wood shutters are also perfect for kids and animals because they clean easier than blinds or curtains and won’t yellow, splinter, or warp. The strong composite material can take almost anything thrown at them -- no matter what your family thinks up so stop worrying about replacing any more broken window treatments. All plantation shutters are cord-free, which makes them a safe window treatment for your kids. And if something does happen, Polywood® shutters come with a Lifetime Warranty.

Plantation Shutters Help Make A Creative Learning Space In Washington DC

Family room with wall map and plantation shutters

While durable plantation shutters can withstand your kids’ indoor soccer match, they also help create an effective school space. Natural sunlight is shown to stimulate growing minds, but sun glare can distract from learning. Luckily, you can adjust your shutters so that no matter what time of day studying occurs, you can bring the sunlight in or block the glare out. Glare won’t ever be a problem for your “students” because they won't get the glare in their eyes.

To help with e-learning, you can close the louvers all the way to muffle outside sound. Now, birds or lawn equipment won’t distract your students. Your learners won’t even be able to complain about heat loss in their learning space, as your shutters will keep your rooms comfortable due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency benefits. And if art class happens to go awry, just swipe the debris off your treatments with a damp rag.

Have A Sunburst Rep Help You Family-Proof Your Windows

You could just leave the the blinds up and keep yelling about bumping into the curtains. Or you can have a professional show you how plantation shutters can be the best window treatment for your active family. To arrange a no cost in-home or virtual design consultation, call 240-339-2588 or send in the form below today.