Best Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in Salt Lake City

Matt Thelander

When everyone is in the house for long periods of time, your home might start feeling smaller than it is. Main play areas, like family rooms and bedrooms, can easily fill up with stuff. Wall art  and window coverings  might get destroyed during a rowdy game of tag or hot lava innocent roughhousing a game of inside catch.  Finger and paw prints can reflect on any item, showing you exactly what place your family was in.

Like most things in your home it should come as no surprise that you probably already understand that you should have some heavy-duty window treatments for kids and pets in Salt Lake City. These treatments should be quick to clean and a snap to operate -- and able to withstand most family activities. Of course that means getting rid of those brittle aluminum blinds or hanging curtains and switching to something like a Polywood® plantation shutter.

 

The Case Against Blinds And Curtains 

Blinds have a habit of breaking around children and pets in Salt Lake City. That’s because blinds use long slats that are suspended on the sides by thin cords. This allows the window covering to be light and flexible. This makes the blind light and flexible. These types of coverings can cover your windows, but they can damage easily during a bit of roughhousing. A sharp jostle or a fuzzy face peering through it can jerk a slat from the cord or snap it in half. Also, any cords hanging down are a hazard for both children and animals.
 
 
Curtains and drapes may not hold up much better with kids or animals. Because they hang loosely from a rod above the window, they can ripped away with a good pull. Ones that extend to the baseboards are the perfect height for crawling babies or climbing cats to grab onto. Keeping them clean also becomes an issue, as getting rid of ink handprints or paw markings anything past everyday wear-and-tear or pet pawprints and stains will have to wait until you can take a trip to the professional dry cleaners.
 

Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are The Top Window Treatments For Kids and Pets In Salt Lake City 

Mom and daughter in front of window

Faux wood plantation shutters, such as our Polywood® shutters, are the best option to hold up to your family. Plantation shutters help you direct light, but use a durable construction instead of employing fragile cords like blinds. With sturdy louvers and a rigid tilt rod, your shutters will take every bump from your active kids and frisky pets.

Faux wood shutters are also great for kids and animals because they clean easier than blinds or curtains and don’t yellow, splinter, or warp. The strong composite material can take about everything thrown at them -- no matter what your kids can concoct so stop worrying about finding replacement window treatments. Your shutters are also free of cords, making them the safest window treatment for your kids. And if something does happen, Polywood® shutters are backed with a Lifetime Warranty.

Plantation Shutters Help Make A Positive Study Center In Salt Lake City

Family room with wall map and plantation shutters

While durable plantation shutters can stand up to your kids’ indoor sports league, they can also create a creative study space. Sunlight helps motivate young brains, but sun glare can distract from learning. Luckily, you can adjust your shutter louvers so that no matter what time of day learning occurs, you can bring the light in or keep the glare out. Glare never is a problem for your “students” because they won't get the glare in their eyes.

If your kids are doing e-learning, just close the louvers all the way to suppress outside clatter. Now, traffic or lawnmowers won’t disturb learning. Your children won’t complain about the temperature of the room, as your faux wood shutters also keep the room the perfect temperature due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency properties. And if your paper-mache volcano happens to be more than expected, just wipe the mess off your shutters with a cloth.

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

You could just leave the the blinds up and keep on lecturing about pulling on the curtains. Or you can let a window treatment expert demonstrate how Polywood® shutters can be the perfect window treatment for your family. To arrange a complimentary in-home or virtual design consultation, contact us at 801-515-3598 or send in the form below today.