Children's playroom with shutters

The Best Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in Minneapolis

January 17, 2019

When everyone is home for long batches of time, your home might start to feel smaller than it is. Main play areas, like bedrooms and the family room, can easily be overcome with stuff. Wall art  and window coverings  could possibly get ripped down during a lively game of chase or hot lava the usual roughhousing a game of inside catch.  Finger smudges and nose prints can show up on any surface, 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 need special window treatments for kids and pets in Minneapolis. They should be easy to clean and simple to operate -- and able to hold up to any active activity. That means throwing away those easily broken blinds and shades and switching to something like a faux wood plantation shutter.

Parents Lifting Child In Front of Window Treatments 

The Case Against Hanging Window Treatments 

Blinds have a habit of breaking around kids and pets in Minneapolis. Most blinds are constructed with thin slats that are operated on the sides by thin cords. This allows the window treatment to hang free. This makes the blind light and pliable. Blinds can cover your windows, but they can break during roughhousing. A sharp jostle or a puppy face peering through the slats can rip a slat off the cord or break it. 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 children and animals. Because they drape down from one rod above the window, they can ripped away with a few good tugs. Those curtains that reach the baseboards are the perfect length for crawling babies or clawed cats to grab onto. Keeping them clean also becomes a problem, as getting rid of ink handprints or dusty paw markings anything beyond everyday wear-and-tear or pet hair and handprints will have to wait 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 best option to withstand 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 a rigid tilt rod, your plantation shutters can withstand your lively kids and frisky pets.

Faux wood shutters are also wonderful for children and pets because they clean easier than blinds or curtains and will never warp, yellow, or crack. The strong composite material 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 cord-free, 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 Study Center 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. Natural sunlight is shown to stimulate 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 an issue for your “students” because they won't get the sun in their eyes.

To help with online school, just close the louvers all the way to dampen outside noise. 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 shutters also keep your rooms comfortable due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency qualities. And if art class happens to be more than expected, just wipe the debris off your shutters with a damp rag.

Have A Sunburst Rep Help You Family-Proof Your Windows

You could just leave the the blinds up and keep scolding 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.

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