Best Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in Southern California

Kimball Jones

When everyone is in the house for long stretches of time, your house might begin to look smaller than it is. Main play areas, like bedrooms and the family room, can easily fill up with toys. Wall photos  and window coverings  can get ripped down during a spontaneous game of chase or hot lava the usual roughhousing a quick game of inside catch.  Fingerprints and wet nose smudges can be seen on any item, detailing exactly what place your children 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 simple to clean and a snap to operate -- and able to hold up to an active family. Of course that means ditching those fragile aluminum blinds or hanging curtains and trying out something like a faux wood plantation shutter.

Parents Lifting Child In Front of Window Treatments 

The Case Against Blinds, Shades, And Curtains 

Most blinds are easily damaged around kids and pets in Southern California. The reason is that blinds are made using thin slats that are suspended on the sides by cords. This allows the window covering to hang free. This makes the blind light and flexible. Blinds can adequately cover your windows, but they can damage easily during horseplay. A swift bump or a fuzzy face peering through the slats can rip a slat from the cord or break it. Plus, any cords hanging down are a safety issue for both children and animals.
Dogs Looking Out Of Window Treatments
Curtains and drapes may not fare much better with kids or animals. Because they hang loosely from a rod above the frame, they can torn down with a few good tugs. Curtains that extend to the baseboards are the right height for cruising toddlers or clawed cats to grab onto. Cleaning also poses a dilemma, as cleaning paint-covered handprints or paw markings anything past everyday wear-and-tear or pet fur and handprints will have to wait until you take them to the dry cleaners.

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

Mom and daughter in front of window

Faux wood plantation shutters, such as our Polywood® shutters, are the top window treatment to stand up to your family’s active lifestyle. Plantation shutters help you direct light, but use a solid construction instead of relying on delicate cords. With solid louvers and a durable frame, they can hold up to your lively kids and rambunctious pets.

Polywood® shutters are also perfect for kids and animals because they are much easier to clean than blinds and will never yellow, splinter, or warp. The specially formatted faux wood can withstand about everything thrown at them -- no matter what game your kids can concoct so stop worrying about replacing your broken window treatments. Your shutters are also free of cords, which makes them the safest window covering for your kids. And if your shutters do break, 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 Polywood® plantation shutters can stand up to your kids’ indoor sports league, they also help create an effective study space. Natural sunlight is shown to motivate young brains, but sun glare can distract from learning. Fortunately, you can direct your shutter louvers so that whenever studying occurs, you can bring the light in or block the glare out. Glare never is a detriment for your “students” because they won't get the glare in their eyes.

To help with online school, just shut the louvers all the way to suppress outside noise. Now, birds or lawn equipment won’t disturb learning. Your children won’t complain about the temperature of their learning space, as your plantation shutters also keep the room comfortable due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency properties. And if your paper-mache volcano happens to get out of hand, just rub the goop off your plantation shutters with a wet cloth.

Let A Sunburst Representative Help You Family-Proof Your Window Treatments

You could stick the blinds up and keep scolding about touching the curtains. Or you can have a Sunburst representative show you how Polywood® shutters are the best window treatment for your family. To book a no cost in-home or virtual design consultation, contact us at 888-611-2474 or send in the form below today.