The Top Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in Chicago

Richard Rampton

When the family is in the house for long periods of time, your house might start feeling smaller than it is. Main living spaces, like bedrooms and the family room, can easily be overcome with toys. Wall photos  and window treatments  could possibly get damaged during a rowdy game of catch or hot lava the usual roughhousing a quick game of inside catch.  Finger and paw prints can be seen on any item, letting you know exactly what rooms your family was in.

Like most things in your home it should come as no surprise that you probably already know that you will need special window treatments for kids and pets in Chicago. They should be quick to clean and easy to use -- and able to withstand any active activity. That means throwing away those brittle aluminum blinds or hanging curtains and trying out a better treatment like a Polywood® plantation shutter.

Parents Lifting Child In Front of Window Treatments 

The Problem With Blinds And Curtains 

Blinds are easily damaged around kids and pets in Chicago. Most blinds are made using a series of thin slats that are held up on the sides by cords. This allows the blind to be light and flexible. This makes the blind light and flexible. These types of coverings can adequately cover your windows, but they can damage easily during a bout of horseplay. A sharp hit or a dog face looking through it can jerk a slat from the cord or break it. Plus, any cords dangling down can be a safety issue for both children and animals.
Dogs Looking Out Of Window Treatments
Curtains and drapes may not hold up much better with kids and pets. Because they are suspended from a rod above the frame, they can torn down with a few good tugs. Those curtains that hang to the ground are the perfect height for a small child or climbing cats to grab onto. Cleaning curtains also becomes an issue, as getting rid of ink handprints or dusty paw markings dirt beyond everyday wear-and-tear or pet hair and mud will have to wait until you take them to the cleaners.

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

Mom and daughter in front of window

Faux wood plantation shutters, such as our Polywood® shutters, are the most durable treatment to withstand your family’s active lifestyle. Plantation shutters help you direct light, but use a durable craftsmanship instead of employing flimsy cords. With sturdy louvers and an easy tilting system, your shutters will hold up to your active kids and frisky pets.

Polywood® shutters are also perfect for kids and pets because they are much easier to clean than blinds and will never warp, yellow, or crack. The specially formatted faux wood can stand up to almost everything thrown at them -- no matter what game your family thinks up so don’t worry about replacing any more broken window treatments. All plantation shutters are cord-free, making them a safe window covering for your family. And if your shutters do break, Polywood® shutters come with a Lifetime Warranty.

Plantation Shutters Help Make A Constructive Study Space In Chicago

Family room with wall map and plantation shutters

While durable plantation shutters can withstand your kids’ whole house game of tag, they can also create a calming school space. Outside light helps motivate young brains, but glare can be a distraction. Luckily, you can adjust your shutters so that no matter what time of day learning occurs, you can bring the natural light in or block the glare out. Sun glare is never a detriment for your “students” because they won't get the glare in their eyes.

To help with online school, simply shut the louvers completely to suppress outside noise. Now, the sound of traffic or lawnmowers won’t distract your students. Your children can’t even complain about warm or cold spots in the room, as your faux wood shutters also keep your rooms just the right temperature due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency benefits. And if your paper-mache volcano happens to be more than expected, just wipe the debris off your treatments with a wet cloth.

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

You could just leave the the blinds up and keep lecturing about bumping into the curtains. Or you can let a window treatment expert show how Polywood® shutters are the perfect window treatment for kids and pets. To schedule a free in-home or virtual design consultation, call 847-250-6544 or complete the form below today.