Children's playroom with shutters

Best Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in Salt Lake City

January 17, 2019

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

Like everything else in your home it should come as no surprise that you probably already understand that you need durable window treatments for kids and pets in Salt Lake City. These treatments should be easy to clean and easy to operate -- and able to withstand most family activities. Of course that means ditching those brittle aluminum blinds or hanging curtains and trying out a better treatment 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 children and pets in Salt Lake City. That’s because blinds use long slats that are held up on the sides by thin cords. This allows the window treatment to be light and flexible. This makes the window treatment 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 looking through it can jerk a slat from the cord or break it. Also, any cords dangling down are a hazard for both children and animals.
 
Dogs Looking Out Of Window Treatments
 
Curtains may not hold up much better with children and animals. Because they hang loosely from a rod above the window, they can be pulled down with a good pull. Ones that extend to the baseboards are the right height for crawling babies or climbing cats to grab onto. Keeping them clean also becomes a problem, as getting rid of paint-covered handprints or paw markings anything past everyday wear-and-tear or pet pawprints and mud will have to wait until you take them 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 most durable treatment to hold up to your family. Plantation shutters let natural light in, but use a durable construction instead of employing flimsy cords like blinds. With sturdy louvers and a rigid tilt rod, your shutters will take every bump from your energetic kids and frisky pets.

Faux wood shutters are also great for kids and animals because they clean easier than blinds or curtains and will never yellow, splinter, or warp. The specially formatted faux wood can take about everything thrown at them -- no matter what your kids can concoct so stop worrying about replacing your broken window treatments. Your shutters are also free of cords, making them a safe window treatment for your kids. And if something does happen, Polywood® shutters are backed with a Lifetime Warranty.

Plantation Shutters Help Make A Positive Learning Space 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 learning 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 an issue for your “students” because they won't get the glare in their eyes.

If your kids are doing online school, just shut the louvers all the way to muffle outside clatter. Now, the sound of traffic or lawnmowers won’t distract your students. Your kids won’t complain about heat loss in the room, as your faux wood shutters also keep the room the perfect temperature due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency benefits. And if your paper-mache volcano happens to be more than expected, just wipe the debris off your shutters with a cloth.

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

You could just leave the the blinds up and keep on scolding about pulling on the curtains. Or you can let a Sunburst representative demonstrate how plantation 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 fill out the form below today.

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