Children's playroom with shutters

The Top Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in Phoenix

January 17, 2019

When everyone is home for long batches of time, your home might start feeling smaller than normal. Main rooms, like family rooms and bedrooms, can easily be overcome with play things. Wall hangings  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 on any item, detailing exactly what spaces your children and pets were in.

Like everything else in your house it should come as no shock that you probably already know that you will need special window treatments for kids and pets in Phoenix. They should be quick to clean and easy to use -- and able to hold up to an active family. Of course that means ditching those easily broken window shades and blinds and trying out a better treatment like a Polywood® plantation shutter.

Parents Lifting Child In Front of Window Treatments 

The Problem With Hanging Window Treatments 

Blinds are easily damaged around kids and pets in Phoenix. That’s because blinds are constructed with long slats that are suspended on each side by cords. This allows the blind to sway against the window. This makes the window treatment light and pliable. Blinds can adequately cover your windows, but they can break during a bit of roughhousing. A sharp hit or a fuzzy face peeping through it can rip a slat off the cord or snap it apart. Plus, any cords dangling can become a hidden hazard for both children and animals.
 
Dogs Looking Out Of Window Treatments
 
Curtains may not fare any better with kids or animals. Because they hang loosely from one rod above the frame, they can torn down with a few good tugs. Curtains that extend to the ground are the right height for crawling babies or curious pups to grab onto. Cleaning curtains also becomes a dilemma, as cleaning little person handprints or paw markings dirt beyond everyday wear-and-tear or pet hair and handprints will be there until you can take a trip to the cleaners.
 

Polywood Plantation Shutters Are The Top Window Treatments For Kids and Pets In Phoenix 

Mom and daughter in front of window

Faux wood plantation shutters, such as our Polywood® shutters, are the best option to withstand your family’s active lifestyle. Plantation shutters let natural light in, but use a durable craftsmanship instead of using delicate cords like blinds. With thick louvers and a durable frame, your plantation shutters can hold up to your active kids and frisky pets.

Polywood® shutters are also wonderful for kids and pets because they are easy to clean and don’t yellow, splinter, or warp. The solid louvers can take almost anything thrown at them -- no matter what game your kids can concoct so stop worrying about finding replacement window treatments. All plantation shutters are cord-free, making them the safest window treatment for small children. And if anything does happen, Polywood® shutters are backed with a Lifetime Warranty.

Plantation Shutters Help Make A Positive Study Space In Phoenix

Family room with wall map and plantation shutters

While Polywood® plantation shutters can withstand your kids’ indoor sports league, they can also create a calming school space. Sunlight can inspire young minds, but glare can be a distraction. Luckily, you can direct your shutters so that whenever studying occurs, you can bring the light in or block the glare out. Sun glare never is a detriment for your “students” because they won't get the sun in their eyes.

If you have to do online school, you can shut the louvers completely to dampen outside sound. Now, the sound of traffic or lawnmowers won’t disturb learning. Your children can’t even complain about warm or cold spots in the room, as your plantation shutters will keep everything comfortable due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency benefits. And if art class happens to go awry, just wipe the debris off your shutters with a wet cloth.

Let A Sunburst Representative Help You Family-Proof Your Windows

You could stick the blinds up and keep on yelling about bumping into the curtains. Or you can have a window treatment expert show you how plantation shutters are the only window treatment for kids and pets. To book a complimentary in-home or virtual design consultation, call 480-485-7743 or send in the form below today.

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