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Best Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in Detroit

January 17, 2019

When the family is inside for long batches of time, your home might begin to look smaller than normal. Main play areas, like living and family rooms, can easily fill up with toys. Wall art  and window treatments  can get destroyed during a lively game of catch or hot lava the usual roughhousing a unofficial game of inside catch.  Finger smudges and nose prints can show up on any item, letting you know exactly which spaces your family was in.

Like most things in your house it should come as no surprise that you probably already realize that you need some heavy-duty window treatments for kids and pets in Detroit. These treatments should be quick to clean and simple to operate -- and able to hold up to an active family. Of course that means ditching those brittle window shades and blinds and trying out something better like a Polywood® plantation shutter.

Parents Lifting Child In Front of Window Treatments 

The Problem With Blinds, Shades, And Curtains 

Blinds are easily damaged around pets and kid in Detroit. Most blinds are constructed with a series of thin slats that are held up on each side by cords. This allows the blind to sway against the window. This makes the blind light and pliable. Blinds can cover your windows, but they can easily become damaged during a bout of horseplay. A quick jostle or a dog face peeping through it can tear a slat from the cord or break it. Plus, any cords dangling can be a hidden hazard for both children and pets.
Dogs Looking Out Of Window Treatments
Curtain panels may not fare any better with kids and pets. Because they hang loosely from one rod above the frame, they can ripped away with a few good tugs. Curtains that extend to the floor are the right height for a small child or clawed cats to grab onto. Cleaning curtains also becomes a dilemma, as cleaning little person handprints or muddy paw markings anything beyond everyday wear-and-tear or pet fur and stains 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 Detroit 

Mom and daughter in front of window

Faux wood plantation shutters, like our Polywood® shutters, are the top window treatment to hold up to your kids and pets. Plantation shutters let natural light in, but use a solid craftsmanship instead of relying on delicate cords. With solid louvers and a rigid tilt rod, your plantation shutters can take every bump from your energetic kids and frisky pets.

Faux wood plantation shutters are also great for kids and animals because they are easy to clean and don’t warp, splinter, or crack. The solid louvers can take almost anything thrown at them -- no matter what challenge your kids can concoct so stop worrying about finding replacement window treatments. Plantation shutters are also free of cords, making them a safe window treatment for your family. And if your shutters do break, Polywood® shutters are backed with a Lifetime Warranty.

Plantation Shutters Can Make A Creative Study Space In Detroit

Family room with wall map and plantation shutters

While faux wood plantation shutters can withstand your kids’ indoor sports league, they can also help create a calming learning space. Natural sunlight can inspire growing minds, but sun glare can be a distraction. Fortunately, you can angle your plantation shutters so that whenever learning occurs, you can let the sunlight in or block the glare out. Glare won’t ever be an issue for your “students” because they won't get the glare in their eyes.

If you have to do online classes, simply close the louvers all the way to muffle outside clatter. Now, traffic or ambient noise won’t cause a distraction. Your kids can’t even complain about heat loss in their learning space, as your plantation shutters will keep your rooms just the right temperature due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency properties. And if science experiments happens to be more than expected, just swipe the goop off your shutters with a cloth.

Have A Sunburst Representative Help You Family-Proof Your Windows

You could just leave the the blinds up and keep on lecturing about pulling on the curtains. Or you can let a window treatment expert show you how Polywood® shutters are the best window treatment for kids and pets. To schedule a complimentary in-home or virtual design consultation, call 248-429-9294 or send in the form below today.