Children's playroom with shutters

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

January 17, 2019

When the family is inside 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 toys. Wall hangings  and window treatments  might get damaged during a rowdy game of chase or hot lava the usual roughhousing a quick game of inside catch.  Finger and paw prints can show up everywhere, showing you exactly which place your children and pets were in.

Like most things 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 an active family. Of course that means throwing away those fragile aluminum blinds or hanging curtains and switching to something like a faux wood plantation shutter.

Parents Lifting Child In Front of Window Treatments 

The Case Against Hanging Window Treatments 

Hanging 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 thin cords. This allows the window treatment 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 bit of roughhousing. A sharp hit or a fuzzy 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.
 
Dogs Looking Out Of Window Treatments
 
Curtain panels may not hold up any better with kids and pets. Because they hang loosely from a rod above the window, they can torn down with a few good tugs. Ones that hang to 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 muddy paw markings dirt beyond everyday wear-and-tear or pet pawprints and stains will have to wait until you can take a trip to the 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 relying on delicate cords like blinds. With thick louvers and an easy tilting system, your shutters will withstand your energetic kids and frisky pets.

Faux wood shutters are also great 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 replacing your broken window treatments. Plantation shutters are also cordless, which makes them the safest window treatment for your family. And if your shutters do break, 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 faux wood plantation shutters can stand up to your kids’ indoor soccer match, they 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 noise. Now, the sound of traffic or lawnmowers won’t distract your students. Your kids won’t even be able to complain about heat loss in their learning space, as your plantation shutters will keep the room comfortable due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency properties. And if art class happens to get out of hand, just rub the debris off your shutters with a wet cloth.

Let A Sunburst Expert 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 best 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.

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