Best Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in Minneapolis

George Christ

When everyone is inside for long batches of time, your home might begin to look smaller than normal. Main rooms, like living and family rooms, can easily be overcome with toys. Wall art  and window coverings  could possibly get ripped down during a lively game of chase or hot lava the usual roughhousing a quick game of inside catch.  Fingerprints and wet nose smudges can show up on any item, detailing exactly which place your children and pets were in.

Like most things in your house it should come as no surprise that you probably already understand that you should have special window treatments for kids and pets in Minneapolis. They should be quick to clean and simple to operate -- and able to hold up to any active activity. Of course that means throwing away those easily broken window shades and blinds and switching to a better treatment like a faux wood plantation shutter.

Parents Lifting Child In Front of Window Treatments 

The Case Against Hanging Window Treatments 

Hanging blinds have a habit of breaking around kids and pets in Minneapolis. The reason is that blinds are constructed with a series of thin slats that are operated on the sides by slender cords. This allows the window treatment to hang free. This makes the blind light and pliable. These window treatments can cover your windows, but they can break during roughhousing. A sharp jostle or a fuzzy face looking through the slats can tear a slat off the cord or snap it in half. Plus, any cords dangling are a safety issue for both kids and pets.
Dogs Looking Out Of Window Treatments
Curtain panels may not fare much better with kids or animals. Because they drape down from one rod above the frame, they can be pulled down with a few good tugs. Ones that reach the baseboards are the right length for cruising toddlers or climbing cats to grab onto. Keeping them clean also becomes an issue, as cleaning paint-covered handprints or muddy paw markings anything beyond everyday wear-and-tear or pet hair and handprints will stay until you haul the to the cleaners.

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

Mom and daughter in front of window

Faux wood plantation shutters, such as our Polywood® shutters, are the most durable treatment to hold up to your family’s active lifestyle. Shutters easily handle outside light, but use a solid construction instead of employing fragile cords like blinds. With thick louvers and an easy tilting system, your plantation shutters can withstand your lively kids and frisky pets.

Faux wood plantation shutters are also wonderful for children and pets because they clean easier than blinds or curtains and don’t warp, yellow, or crack. The specially formatted faux wood can take about everything thrown at them -- no matter what game your family thinks up so don’t worry about replacing your broken window treatments. All plantation shutters are free of cords, making them a reliably safe window treatment for your kids. And if something does happen, Polywood® shutters come with a Lifetime Warranty.

Plantation Shutters Can Make A Constructive Learning Space In Minneapolis

Family room with wall map and plantation shutters

While Polywood® plantation shutters can withstand your kids’ indoor sports league, they can also create an effective school space. Outside light is shown to motivate young brains, but sun glare can be a distraction. Luckily, you can adjust your shutter louvers so that no matter what time of day learning occurs, you can let the sunlight in or keep the sun glare out. Glare won’t ever be a problem for your “students” because they won't get the sun in their eyes.

To help with e-learning, you can close the louvers all the way to dampen outside sound. Now, birds or ambient noise won’t disturb learning. Your learners won’t even be able to complain about heat loss in their learning space, as your plantation shutters also keep the room comfortable due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency qualities. And if art class happens to be more than expected, just wipe the mess off your shutters with a wet cloth.

Have A Sunburst Rep Help You Family-Proof Your Windows

You could stick the blinds up and keep lecturing about pulling on the curtains. Or you can let a window treatment expert demonstrate how Polywood® shutters can be the best window treatment for your active family. To arrange a complimentary in-home or virtual design consultation, contact us at 952-856-8130 or send in the form below today.