Best Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in Detroit

Steve Hill

When the whole family is inside for long batches of time, your home might start to feel smaller than normal. Main rooms, like living and family rooms, can easily fill up with toys. Wall art  and window treatments  might get destroyed during a lively game of tag or hot lava the usual roughhousing a unofficial game of inside catch.  Fingerprints and wet nose smudges can reflect 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 know that you should have some heavy-duty window treatments for kids and pets in Detroit. These treatments should be easy to clean and simple to operate -- and able to hold up to any active activity. That means ditching those brittle blinds and shades and switching to something better like a Polywood® plantation shutter.

Parents Lifting Child In Front of Window Treatments 

The Problem With Blinds, Shades, And Curtains 

Hanging 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 be light and flexible. This makes the window treatment light and pliable. Blinds can cover your windows, but they can damage easily during a bout of horseplay. A quick jostle or a dog face peeping through it can rip a slat away from the cord or snap it in half. 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 window, they can be pulled down 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 getting rid of little person handprints or dusty paw markings anything beyond everyday wear-and-tear or pet hair and stains will stay until you haul the to the dry cleaners.

Polywood Plantation Shutters Are The Ideal 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 employing delicate cords. With solid louvers and a rigid tilt rod, your plantation shutters can take every bump from your active kids and frisky pets.

Faux wood shutters are also perfect for kids and animals because they are easy to clean and will never warp, splinter, or crack. The solid louvers can take almost everything thrown at them -- no matter what challenge your kids can concoct so stop worrying about finding replacement window treatments. Plantation shutters are also cord-free, making them a safe window treatment for your family. And if anything does happen, 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 Polywood® plantation shutters can hold up to your kids’ indoor sports league, they can also help create a calming learning space. Outside light can inspire growing minds, but sun glare can be a distraction. Fortunately, you can direct your plantation shutters so that whenever learning occurs, you can let the sunlight in or block the glare out. Glare won’t ever be a problem 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 suppress outside clatter. Now, the sound of traffic or ambient noise won’t cause a distraction. Your kids won’t even be able to complain about heat loss in their learning space, as your shutters will keep the room comfortable due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency benefits. And if your paper-mache volcano 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 stick 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 your family. To book a complimentary in-home or virtual design consultation, call 248-429-9294 or fill out the form below today.