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Best Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in Southern California

January 17, 2019

When everyone is home for long periods of time, your home might begin to look smaller than normal. Main play areas, like living and family rooms, can easily be overcome with stuff. Wall hangings  and window coverings  can get destroyed during a rowdy game of tag or hot lava innocent roughhousing a quick game of inside catch.  Finger smudges and nose prints can show up everywhere, showing you exactly what rooms your kids and pets were in.

Like most things in your house it should come as no surprise that you probably already realize that you need some heavy-duty window treatments for kids and pets in Southern California. They should be easy to clean and simple to operate -- and able to hold up to most family activities. That means throwing away those brittle blinds and shades and switching to something better like a Polywood® plantation shutter.

Parents Lifting Child In Front of Window Treatments 

The Reasoning Against Hanging Window Treatments 

Most blinds have a habit of breaking around children and pets in Southern California. The reason is that blinds use long slats that are suspended on each side by thin cords. This allows the blind to sway against the window. This makes the covering light and pliable. Blinds can adequately cover your windows, but they can break during a bout of horseplay. A sharp hit or a fuzzy face peeping through it can jerk a slat from the cord or break it. Plus, any cords dangling are a safety issue for both children and animals.
Dogs Looking Out Of Window Treatments
Curtain panels may not hold up much better with kids and pets. Because they drape down from one rod above the window, they can be pulled down with a good pull. Those curtains that reach the baseboards are the right length for crawling babies or clawed cats to grab onto. Cleaning curtains also poses a dilemma, as cleaning ink handprints or dusty paw markings anything past everyday wear-and-tear or pet fur and handprints will be there until you take them to the cleaners.

Polywood Plantation Shutters Are The Ideal Window Treatments For Kids and Pets In Southern California 

Mom and daughter in front of window

Faux wood plantation shutters, like our Polywood® shutters, are the best option to hold up to your family. Shutters help you direct light, but use a durable craftsmanship instead of relying on flimsy cords. With thick louvers and a durable frame, your shutters will hold up to your energetic kids and rambunctious pets.

Polywood® shutters are also perfect for children and pets because they are easy to clean 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 stop worrying about replacing any more broken window treatments. All plantation shutters are cordless, making them a safe window treatment for small children. And if anything does happen, Polywood® shutters are backed with a Lifetime Warranty.

Plantation Shutters Help Make A Creative Study Space In Southern California

Family room with wall map and plantation shutters

While durable plantation shutters can hold up to your kids’ indoor soccer match, they can also create a calming study space. Outside light is shown to stimulate young minds, but sun glare can disrupt learning. Luckily, you can angle your shutter louvers so that no matter what time of day learning occurs, you can let the natural light in or block the sun glare out. Glare is never an issue 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 clatter. Now, traffic or lawnmowers won’t cause a distraction. Your children won’t even be able to complain about warm or cold spots in their learning space, as your plantation shutters will keep the room the perfect temperature due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency benefits. And if your paper-mache volcano happens to get out of hand, just swipe the mess off your plantation shutters with a wet cloth.

Have A Sunburst Representative Help You Family-Proof Your Windows

You could stick the blinds up and keep on yelling about touching the curtains. Or you can have a professional show how faux wood plantation shutters are the perfect window treatment for your family. To schedule a complimentary in-home or virtual design consultation, call 888-611-2474 or fill out the form below today.