Children's playroom with shutters

Best Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in Denver

January 17, 2019

When the whole family is inside for long periods of time, your home might start feeling smaller than ever. Main play areas, like family rooms and bedrooms, can easily become cluttered with toys. Wall photos  and window treatments  could possibly get ripped down during a lively game of tag or hot lava innocent roughhousing a quick game of inside catch.  Finger smudges and nose prints can reflect on any surface, detailing exactly what rooms your kids and pets were in.

Like everything in your home it should come as no surprise that you probably already understand that you will need some heavy-duty window treatments for kids and pets in Denver. They should be simple to clean and a snap to operate -- and able to hold up to most family activities. And the first step is 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 Case Against Hanging Window Treatments 

Most blinds are easily damaged around children and pets in Denver. That’s because blinds are constructed with thin slats that are operated on the sides by slender cords. This allows the window covering to be light and flexible. This makes the blind light and pliable. These types of coverings can adequately cover your windows, but they can break during a bit of horseplay. A swift hit or a fuzzy face peeping through the slats can jerk a slat off the cord or break it. Plus, any cords dangling down are a hazard for both kids and animals.
 
Dogs Looking Out Of Window Treatments
 
Curtains and drapes may not hold up any better with kids and pets. Because they drape down from a rod above the frame, they can be pulled down with a few good tugs. Those curtains that extend to the baseboards are the height for a small child or climbing cats to grab onto. Cleaning curtains also poses a dilemma, as cleaning paint-covered handprints or paw markings anything beyond everyday wear-and-tear or pet fur and mud will stay until you can take a trip to the dry cleaners.
 

Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are The Ideal Window Treatments For Kids and Pets In Denver 

Mom and daughter in front of window

Faux wood plantation shutters, like our Polywood® shutters, are the most durable treatment to hold up to your family. Plantation shutters easily handle outside light, but use a solid craftsmanship instead of relying on fragile cords like blinds. With sturdy louvers and a durable frame, your shutters will withstand your energetic kids and rambunctious pets.

Faux wood plantation shutters are also wonderful for kids and animals because they are easy to clean and won’t yellow, splinter, or warp. The solid louvers can withstand almost everything thrown at them -- no matter what your family thinks up so stop worrying about replacing any more broken window treatments. Plantation shutters are also free of cords, which makes them a safe window treatment for your family. And if your shutters do break, Polywood® shutters are backed with a Lifetime Warranty.

Plantation Shutters Help Make A Positive Learning Space In Denver

Family room with wall map and plantation shutters

While durable plantation shutters can stand up to your kids’ indoor soccer match, they can also help create an effective school space. Natural sunlight can motivate growing minds, but glare can be a distraction. Luckily, you can direct your plantation shutters so that no matter what time of day studying occurs, you can let the light in or keep the sun glare out. Sun glare won’t ever be a problem for your “students” because they won't get the glare in their eyes.

If your kids are doing e-learning, just close the louvers completely to suppress outside sound. Now, traffic or ambient noise won’t disturb learning. Your children won’t complain about the temperature of their learning space, as your plantation shutters also keep your rooms just the right temperature due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency properties. And if science experiments happens to get out of hand, just wipe the mess off your shutters with a wet cloth.

Let A Sunburst Rep Help You Family-Proof Your Windows

You could put the blinds up and keep on yelling about pulling on the curtains. Or you can have a window treatment expert show you how faux wood plantation shutters can be the only window treatment for your family. To arrange a no cost in-home or virtual design consultation, contact us at 720-538-0182 or complete the form below today.

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