The Top Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in New York City

Matt Thelander

When the whole family is home for long stretches of time, your house might start to feel smaller than it is. Main rooms, like family rooms and bedrooms, can easily be overcome with stuff. Wall photos  and window treatments  can get damaged during a rowdy game of chase or hot lava the usual roughhousing a game of inside catch.  Finger and paw prints can show up everywhere, 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 understand that you should have special window treatments for kids and pets in New York City. They should be easy to clean and simple to operate -- and able to withstand any active activity. Of course that means throwing away those brittle aluminum blinds or hanging curtains and switching to a better treatment like a faux wood plantation shutter.

 

The Reasoning Against Hanging Window Treatments 

Blinds are easily damaged around children and pets in New York City. Most blinds are constructed with thin slats that are operated on the sides by slender cords. This allows the window covering to be light and flexible. This makes the blind light and pliable. These window treatments can adequately cover your windows, but they can easily become damaged during a bout of roughhousing. A sharp hit or a puppy face looking through the slats can rip a slat away from the cord or break it. Plus, any cords dangling are a hazard for both children and animals.
 
 
Curtain panels may not hold up any better with kids and pets. Because they drape down from a rod above the window, they can torn down with a few good tugs. Those curtains that reach the ground are the length for crawling babies or curious pups to grab onto. Cleaning curtains also poses a dilemma, as cleaning ink handprints or dusty paw markings dirt beyond everyday wear-and-tear or pet pawprints and stains 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 New York City 

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. Plantation shutters help you direct light, but use a durable construction instead of employing delicate cords like blinds. With solid louvers and a rigid tilt rod, your shutters will withstand your active kids and rambunctious pets.

Faux wood plantation shutters are also perfect for children and pets because they clean easier than blinds or curtains and won’t warp, yellow, or crack. The specially formatted faux wood can stand up to about everything thrown at them -- no matter what challenge your family thinks up so stop worrying about finding replacement window treatments. Plantation shutters are also cordless, which makes them a safe window treatment for your family. And if anything does happen, Polywood® shutters come with a Lifetime Warranty.

Plantation Shutters Help Make A Constructive Learning Space In New York City

Family room with wall map and plantation shutters

While Polywood® plantation shutters can stand up to your kids’ whole house game of tag, they can also help create a calming study space. Sunlight can stimulate young minds, but sun glare can distract from learning. Luckily, you can adjust your plantation shutters so that no matter what time of day learning occurs, you can bring the sunlight in or keep the sun glare out. Glare is never a problem for your “students” because they won't get the glare in their eyes.

If you have to do e-learning, just close the louvers completely to dampen outside sound. Now, traffic or lawnmowers won’t distract your students. Your children can’t even complain about the temperature of their learning space, as your plantation shutters will keep your rooms comfortable due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency benefits. And if art class happens to get out of hand, just rub the mess off your shutters with a wet cloth.

Let A Sunburst Representative Help You Family-Proof Your Windows

You could put the blinds up and keep yelling about pulling on the curtains. Or you can let a window treatment expert show you how faux wood plantation shutters are the perfect window treatment for your family. To book a complimentary in-home or virtual design consultation, contact us at 631-246-3930 or complete the form below today.