The Best Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in Atlanta

Dan Taylor

When the whole family is home 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 fill up with play things. Wall photos  and window coverings  can get damaged during a rowdy game of chase or hot lava the usual roughhousing a quick game of inside catch.  Fingerprints and wet nose smudges can reflect on any surface, detailing exactly which place 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 easy to clean and easy to use -- and able to withstand most family activities. Of course that means throwing away those brittle window shades and blinds 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. Most blinds use a series of thin slats that are held up on each side by thin 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 bit of horseplay. A quick hit or a dog face looking through the slats can tear a slat off the cord or break it. Also, any cords hanging 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 hang loosely from one rod without anything underneath, they can be pulled down with a good pull. Curtains that hang to the floor are the right height for cruising toddlers or curious pups to grab onto. Cleaning also poses a problem, as erasing little person handprints or muddy paw markings anything beyond everyday wear-and-tear or pet hair and handprints will have to wait 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 fragile cords like blinds. With sturdy louvers and a durable frame, your plantation shutters can withstand your lively kids and rambunctious pets.

Polywood® shutters are also perfect for kids and pets because they are much easier to clean than blinds and don’t 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 your shutters do break, 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 can also help create a calming school space. Natural sunlight can stimulate 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 is never an issue for your “students” because they won't get the sun in their eyes.

If your kids are doing online classes, you can close the louvers completely to dampen outside clatter. Now, birds or lawn equipment won’t distract your students. Your children won’t complain about heat loss in the room, as your plantation shutters will keep your rooms comfortable due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency properties. And if your paper-mache volcano happens to get out of hand, just rub the mess off your treatments with a cloth.

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

You could stick the blinds up and keep on scolding about bumping into the curtains. Or you can let a professional show how faux wood plantation shutters can be the best window treatment for your family. To arrange a free in-home or virtual design consultation, contact us at 404-962-8517 or send in the form below today.