Perfect Window Treatments For Kids And Animals

Holly Perron

It’s Saturday morning in Philadelphia, and you’re savoring a easy going day doing some pleasure reading. All of the sudden, a smash from the kids’ room snaps you from your thoughts. Sprinting through the house, you instantly see the damage -- broken blind slats on the floor. The kids are nowhere to be found, but with kids and pets, broken window treatments are not surprising.

Is there a sturdier window covering for children and animals that can better hold up to an active lifestyle? Faux wood plantation shutters can help.


The Case Against Blinds And Draperies

Blinds are more fragile because of how they are constructed. The majority of blinds employ a series of thin slats that are connected on each side by a strip of cord. Blinds are meant to be light and adjustable but can certainly become dinged up during a bout of horseplay. A rough blow can separate a slat from the cord or break it apart. Your new puppy may look cute peering through your blinds surveying the neighborhood, but you will have to purchase a new blind when a squirrel strides by. Also, any cords hanging down are a strangulation hazard for both children and animals.

Drapes may not do much better with children or pets. Because they hang loosely from above the window opening, they can be torn off accidently. Those that go to the floor are the perfect height for cruising toddlers or energetic animals to tug on. Cleaning also is a pain, as dirty fingerprints and clumpy pet hair might only disappear when brought to the dry cleaners, if that.

Plantation Shutters Can Hold Up To Kids And Pets

Plantation shutters are the best choice to withstand your family’s active lifestyle, especially when they are composed of quality faux-wood, like Polywood®. Shutters bring natural light in, like blinds, but use study materials instead of using thin slats and fabric. With thick louvers and a rigid tilt rod, they can withstand active children and rambunctious pets.

Family room with wall map and plantation shutters

Faux wood is also perfect for your family because it’s simpler to clean and won’t warp, splinter or crack. The solid construction can stand up to almost everything thrown at them, no matter what your family does. Polywood also has the added benefit of having no cords, making it one of the safest window treatment for your kids.

Let a Sunburst Representative Install Plantation Shutters for Your Windows

You could just raise the blinds up and keep fussing with the draperies. Or, you can have a Sunburst representative demonstrate how plantation shutters can be the safest window covering for your kids and pets. To schedule a free in-home consultation, call 215-874-4897 today.