Children's playroom with shutters

Best Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in Atlanta

January 17, 2019

When the family is inside for long periods of time, your house might start to feel smaller than ever. Main living spaces, like bedrooms and the family room, can easily become cluttered with play things. Wall hangings  and window coverings  can get damaged during a spontaneous game of chase or hot lava the usual roughhousing a game of inside catch.  Fingerprints and wet nose smudges can show up on any surface, detailing exactly which rooms your family was in.

Like everything else 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 Atlanta. These treatments should be quick to clean and easy to use -- and able to withstand most family activities. That means throwing away those fragile blinds and shades and installing something like a faux wood plantation shutter.

Parents Lifting Child In Front of Window Treatments 

The Case Against Hanging Window Treatments 

Most blinds have a habit of breaking around pets and kid in Atlanta. The reason is that blinds are constructed with thin slats that are held up on each side by slender cords. This allows the window covering to hang free. This makes the covering light and pliable. These types of coverings can cover your windows, but they can break during a bout of horseplay. A quick bump or a dog face peering through the slats can tear a slat off the cord or snap it in half. Also, any cords dangling down are a hidden hazard for both kids and pets.
 
Dogs Looking Out Of Window Treatments
 
Curtain panels may not hold up much better with children and animals. Because they drape down from one rod without anything underneath, they can be pulled down with a good pull. Curtains that reach the floor are the perfect height for cruising toddlers or curious pups to grab onto. Keeping them clean also poses an issue, as erasing little person handprints or dusty paw markings anything beyond everyday wear-and-tear or pet hair and handprints will stay until you haul the to the dry cleaners.
 

Polywood Plantation Shutters Are The Best Window Treatments For Kids and Pets In Atlanta 

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. Shutters let natural light in, but use a solid craftsmanship instead of employing flimsy cords like blinds. With sturdy louvers and a durable frame, your plantation shutters can hold up to your lively kids and rambunctious pets.

Polywood® shutters are also great for kids and pets because they are much easier to clean than blinds and will never warp, yellow, or crack. The solid louvers can stand up to about everything thrown at them -- no matter what challenge your family thinks up so stop worrying about finding replacement window treatments. All plantation shutters are free of cords, making them a reliably safe window covering for your family. And if anything does happen, Polywood® shutters are backed with a Lifetime Warranty.

Plantation Shutters Can Make A Constructive Study Space In Atlanta

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 a calming school space. Natural sunlight can motivate young brains, but sun glare can disrupt learning. Luckily, you can angle your shutter louvers so that no matter what time of day studying occurs, you can let the natural light in or keep the sun glare out. Glare never is an issue for your “students” because they won't get the sun in their eyes.

To help with online classes, you can close the louvers completely to dampen outside clatter. Now, birds or lawnmowers won’t distract your students. Your kids won’t complain about heat loss in the room, as your shutters will keep your rooms just the right temperature due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency benefits. And if your paper-mache volcano happens to go awry, just wipe the debris off your treatments with a cloth.

Have A Sunburst Expert Help You Family-Proof Your Window Treatments

You could just leave the the blinds up and keep on lecturing about touching the curtains. Or you can let a professional show how faux wood plantation shutters can be the perfect window treatment for your family. To arrange a no cost in-home or virtual design consultation, contact us at 404-962-8517 or fill out the form below today.

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