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The Best Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in Philadelphia

January 17, 2019

When everyone is inside for long stretches of time, your house might begin to look smaller than normal. Main living spaces, like living and family rooms, can easily fill up with stuff. Wall hangings  and window treatments  can get destroyed during a spontaneous game of tag or hot lava the usual roughhousing a game of inside catch.  Finger and paw prints can reflect everywhere, showing you exactly which place your kids and pets were in.

Like everything in your home it should come as no surprise that you probably already realize that you need special window treatments for kids and pets in Philadelphia. They should be simple to clean and easy to operate -- and able to hold up to an active family. Of course that means throwing away those brittle window shades and blinds and trying out a better treatment like a Polywood® plantation shutter.

Parents Lifting Child In Front of Window Treatments 

The Problem With Hanging Window Treatments 

Hanging blinds are easily damaged around pets and kid in Philadelphia. Most blinds are made using thin slats that are operated on each side by cords. This allows the blind to sway against the window. This makes the blind light and flexible. Blinds can cover your windows, but they can break during roughhousing. A swift jostle or a puppy face peeping through the slats can tear a slat away from the cord or snap it apart. Plus, any cords dangling down are a hidden hazard for both children and pets.
Dogs Looking Out Of Window Treatments
Curtain panels may not hold up any better with children and animals. Because they drape down from one rod above the window, they can ripped away with a few good tugs. Curtains that extend to the baseboards are the perfect height for cruising toddlers or curious pups to grab onto. Keeping them clean also becomes a problem, as erasing little person handprints or paw markings dirt past everyday wear-and-tear or pet paw prints and handprints will stay until you can take a trip to the cleaners.

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

Mom and daughter in front of window

Faux wood plantation shutters, like our Polywood® shutters, are the most durable treatment to hold up to your family. Plantation shutters let natural light in, but use a solid craftsmanship instead of relying on delicate cords. With thick louvers and an easy tilting system, your shutters will withstand your energetic kids and rambunctious pets.

Polywood® shutters are also perfect for children and pets because they are much easier to clean than blinds and will never warp, yellow, or crack. The specially formatted faux wood can withstand almost anything thrown at them -- no matter what challenge your kids can concoct so stop worrying about finding replacement window treatments. All plantation shutters are free of cords, which makes them a safe window treatment for small children. And if something does happen, Polywood® shutters are backed with a Lifetime Warranty.

Plantation Shutters Can Make A Creative Study Center In Philadelphia

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 help create a calming school space. Outside light helps inspire young minds, but glare can disrupt learning. Fortunately, you can angle your shutters so that whenever studying occurs, you can let the light in or keep the glare out. Glare won’t ever be a detriment for your “students” because they won't get the sun in their eyes.

If your kids are doing online classes, simply shut the louvers all the way to suppress outside sound. Now, birds or lawnmowers won’t disturb learning. Your kids can’t even complain about the temperature of the room, as your plantation shutters will keep everything the perfect temperature due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency benefits. And if art class happens to get out of hand, just wipe the goop off your treatments with a cloth.

Let A Sunburst Expert Help You Family-Proof Your Window Treatments

You could put the blinds up and keep on yelling about bumping into the curtains. Or you can have a Sunburst representative demonstrate how Polywood® shutters are the best window treatment for your active family. To arrange a free in-home or virtual design consultation, contact us at 215-874-4897 or fill out the form below today.