Children's playroom with shutters

The Top Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in Chicago

January 17, 2019

When the whole family is in the house for long stretches of time, your house might start feeling smaller than it is. Main living spaces, like living and family rooms, can easily be overcome with stuff. Wall hangings  and window treatments  could possibly get destroyed during a rowdy game of tag or hot lava the usual roughhousing a quick game of inside catch.  Finger and paw prints can be seen on any surface, letting you know exactly what place 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 easy to clean and a snap to use -- and able to withstand an active family. That means throwing away those brittle aluminum blinds or hanging curtains and switching to a better treatment like a Polywood® plantation shutter.

Parents Lifting Child In Front of Window Treatments 

The Problem With Blinds And Curtains 

Hanging blinds are easily damaged around pets and kid in Chicago. Most blinds are made using thin slats that are held up on the sides by cords. This allows the blind to be light and flexible. This makes the window treatment 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 peering through it can jerk a slat away from the cord or break it. Plus, any cords hanging down can be a safety issue for both children and animals.
 
Dogs Looking Out Of Window Treatments
 
Curtains may not hold up much better with kids and pets. Because they are suspended from a rod above the window, they can torn down with a few good tugs. Those curtains that reach the floor are the right height for a small child or climbing cats to grab onto. Cleaning curtains also becomes a problem, as cleaning ink handprints or muddy paw markings dirt beyond everyday wear-and-tear or pet fur and stains will stay until you take them to the dry 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 best option to withstand your kids and pets. Plantation shutters let natural light in, but use a durable craftsmanship instead of employing flimsy cords. With sturdy louvers and a rigid tilt rod, your shutters will hold up to your active kids and frisky pets.

Polywood® shutters are also perfect for kids and pets because they are easy to clean and will never warp, yellow, or crack. The specially formatted faux wood can withstand 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 free of cords, making them a safe window covering for your family. And if anything does happen, 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. Natural sunlight helps stimulate 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 sunlight 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 e-learning, simply shut the louvers completely to muffle outside sound. Now, traffic or lawnmowers won’t disturb learning. 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 properties. And if your paper-mache volcano happens to be more than expected, just wipe the mess off your treatments with a wet cloth.

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

You could just leave the the blinds up and keep lecturing about touching the curtains. Or you can let a window treatment expert show how plantation shutters are the best window treatment for your family. To book a free in-home or virtual design consultation, call 847-250-6544 or complete the form below today.

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