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The Top Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in Sacramento

January 17, 2019

When everyone is in the house for long periods of time, your house might start feeling smaller than ever. Main rooms, like living and family rooms, can easily be overcome with play things. Wall photos  and window treatments  could possibly get damaged during a rowdy game of chase or hot lava innocent roughhousing a unofficial game of inside catch.  Finger and paw prints can show up on any item, letting you know exactly which rooms your family was in.

Like everything else in your home it should come as no surprise that you probably already realize that you should have durable window treatments for kids and pets in Sacramento. They should be simple to clean and a snap to operate -- and able to withstand most family activities. Of course that means getting rid of those easily broken aluminum blinds or hanging curtains and switching to something better like a Polywood® plantation shutter.

Parents Lifting Child In Front of Window Treatments 

The Case Against Blinds, Shades, And Curtains 

Blinds are prone to damage around kids and pets in Sacramento. Most blinds use thin slats that are held up on each side by thin cords. This allows the window treatment to sway against the window. This makes the covering light and flexible. These types of coverings can adequately cover your windows, but they can break during a bout of roughhousing. A quick hit or a fuzzy face peeping through it can jerk a slat off the cord or break it. Plus, any cords dangling down are a hazard for both children and pets.
Dogs Looking Out Of Window Treatments
Curtains and drapes may not hold up any better with children and animals. Because they are suspended from a rod without anything underneath, they can torn down with a good pull. Ones that extend to the baseboards are the perfect length for cruising toddlers or clawed cats to grab onto. Cleaning also poses a problem, as cleaning little person handprints or muddy paw markings dirt beyond everyday wear-and-tear or pet fur and stains will have to wait until you haul the to the dry cleaners.

Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are The Top Window Treatments For Kids and Pets In Sacramento 

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. Plantation shutters let natural light in, but use a durable craftsmanship instead of employing delicate cords. With sturdy louvers and an easy tilting system, your shutters will withstand your active kids and frisky pets.

Faux wood shutters are also perfect for children and animals because they are much easier to clean than blinds and won’t warp, splinter, or crack. The specially formatted faux wood can withstand almost everything thrown at them -- no matter what game your kids can concoct so don’t worry about replacing your broken window treatments. Plantation shutters are also cord-free, which makes them the safest window covering for your family. And if your shutters do break, Polywood® shutters come with a Lifetime Warranty.

Plantation Shutters Can Make A Positive Study Space In Sacramento

Family room with wall map and plantation shutters

While durable plantation shutters can withstand your kids’ indoor soccer match, they can also help create a calming school space. Natural sunlight can motivate growing 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 let the light in or block the sun glare out. Glare is never an issue for your “students” because they won't get the glare in their eyes.

To help with online classes, you can close the louvers completely to suppress outside sound. Now, traffic or lawn equipment won’t cause a distraction. Your children can’t even complain about the temperature of the room, as your shutters keep everything the perfect temperature due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency qualities. And if art class happens to go awry, just rub the goop off your treatments with a wet cloth.

Have A Sunburst Rep Help You Family-Proof Your Window Treatments

You could put the blinds up and keep on scolding about bumping into the curtains. Or you can let a Sunburst representative show how faux wood plantation shutters are the best window treatment for your family. To schedule a free in-home or virtual design consultation, call 916-665-0078 or complete the form below today.