Children's playroom with shutters

The Top Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in Gainesville

January 17, 2019

When everyone is home for long periods of time, your house might start to feel smaller than ever. Main play areas, like bedrooms and the family room, can easily fill up with play things. Wall art  and window coverings  might get ripped down during a rowdy game of chase or hot lava the usual roughhousing a quick game of inside catch.  Finger and paw prints can be seen on any surface, showing you exactly which place your kids and pets were in.

Like everything else in your home it should come as no surprise that you probably already realize that you will need special window treatments for kids and pets in Gainesville. These treatments should be quick to clean and a snap to use -- and able to withstand an active family. Of course that means throwing away those brittle blinds and shades and trying out something like a Polywood® plantation shutter.

Parents Lifting Child In Front of Window Treatments 

The Reasoning Against Hanging Window Treatments 

Most blinds are prone to damage around kids and pets in Gainesville. Most blinds are made using thin slats that are operated on the sides by cords. This allows the window covering to be light and flexible. This makes the window treatment light and flexible. These types of coverings can adequately cover your windows, but they can damage easily during a bout of horseplay. A swift hit or a puppy face peeping through it can rip a slat away from the cord or snap it in half. Plus, any cords hanging down can become a hidden hazard for both kids and animals.
 
Dogs Looking Out Of Window Treatments
 
Curtains may not hold up any better with children and animals. Because they drape down from a rod without anything underneath, they can torn down with a good pull. Those curtains that hang to the baseboards are the right height for cruising toddlers or clawed cats to grab onto. Cleaning also becomes a problem, as getting rid of little person handprints or muddy paw markings anything beyond everyday wear-and-tear or pet fur and mud will stay until you can take a trip to the dry cleaners.
 

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

Mom and daughter in front of window

Faux wood plantation shutters, such as our Polywood® shutters, are the most durable treatment to stand up to your family’s active lifestyle. Shutters let natural light in, but use a durable construction instead of employing flimsy cords. With solid louvers and an easy tilting system, they can hold up to your active kids and frisky pets.

Faux wood shutters are also great for kids and animals because they are much easier to clean than blinds and won’t warp, yellow, or crack. The specially formatted faux wood can withstand almost anything thrown at them -- no matter what your family thinks up so stop worrying about replacing your broken window treatments. Your shutters are also free of cords, making them the safest window treatment for small children. And if something does happen, Polywood® shutters come with a Lifetime Warranty.

Plantation Shutters Can Make A Positive Learning Space In Gainesville

Family room with wall map and plantation shutters

While faux wood plantation shutters can stand up to your kids’ indoor sports league, they can also create a calming learning space. Outside light can stimulate young minds, but sun glare can distract from learning. Fortunately, you can angle your shutter louvers so that whenever studying occurs, you can let the sunlight in or keep the glare out. Sun glare won’t ever be a detriment for your “students” because they won't get the glare in their eyes.

If your kids are doing online classes, just close the louvers all the way to dampen outside sound. Now, birds or lawnmowers won’t distract your students. Your learners won’t even be able to complain about warm or cold spots in their learning space, as your faux wood shutters also keep the room just the right temperature due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency properties. And if science experiments happens to be more than expected, just swipe the mess off your treatments with a wet cloth.

Have A Sunburst Representative Help You Family-Proof Your Windows

You could just leave the the blinds up and keep scolding about bumping into the curtains. Or you can have a Sunburst representative show how Polywood® shutters are the perfect window treatment for your family. To schedule a no cost in-home or virtual design consultation, contact us at 813-602-5966 or fill out the form below today.

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