When the family is in the house for long batches of time, your home might begin to look smaller than normal. Main living spaces, like living and family rooms, can easily become cluttered with stuff. Wall art and window coverings might get damaged during a rowdy game of chase or hot lava the usual roughhousing a quick game of inside catch. Fingerprints and wet nose smudges can reflect everywhere, letting you know exactly which rooms your family was in.
Like everything else in your house it should come as no surprise that you probably already realize that you need durable window treatments for kids and pets in Dallas. They should be easy to clean and a snap to operate -- and able to hold up to any active activity. That means throwing away those brittle window shades and blinds and installing something like a faux wood plantation shutter.
The Case Against Hanging Window Treatments
Hanging blinds are prone to damage around children and pets in Dallas. Most blinds are made using thin slats that are operated on each side by slender cords. This allows the blind to be light and flexible. This makes the covering light and pliable. These window treatments can adequately cover your windows, but they can break during a bout of horseplay. A sharp hit or a dog face peeping through the slats can jerk a slat from the cord or snap it in half. Plus, any cords hanging down can become a hidden hazard for both kids and pets.
Curtain panels may not hold up any better with kids or animals. Because they hang loosely from one rod above the window, they can be pulled down with a good pull. Ones that extend to the floor are the right height for crawling babies or curious pups to grab onto. Cleaning also becomes an issue, as getting rid of paint-covered handprints or muddy paw markings anything past everyday wear-and-tear or pet fur and mud will stay until you take them to the professional dry cleaners.
Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are The Top Window Treatments For Kids and Pets In Dallas
Faux wood plantation shutters, like our Polywood® shutters, are the top window treatment to withstand your kids and pets. Plantation shutters help you direct light, but use a solid construction instead of relying on delicate cords like blinds. With thick louvers and a durable frame, your shutters will hold up to your active kids and rambunctious pets.
Polywood® shutters are also great for kids and pets because they are easy to clean and will never warp, yellow, or crack. The strong composite material can take about everything thrown at them -- no matter what challenge your kids can concoct so don’t worry about replacing your broken window treatments. All plantation shutters are cordless, which makes them a reliably safe window treatment for small children. And if something does happen, Polywood® shutters are backed with a Lifetime Warranty.
Plantation Shutters Help Make A Constructive Learning Space In Dallas
While faux wood plantation shutters can hold up to your kids’ indoor sports league, they can also help create a calming learning space. Outside light is shown to stimulate young minds, but glare can distract from learning. Fortunately, you can adjust your shutter louvers so that whenever learning occurs, you can let the natural light in or block the sun glare out. Glare is never a problem for your “students” because they won't get the sun in their eyes.
If you have to do online school, simply close the louvers all the way to dampen outside sound. Now, birds or lawn equipment won’t cause a distraction. Your children won’t complain about warm or cold spots in the room, as your shutters keep your rooms the perfect temperature due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency properties. And if art class happens to go awry, just swipe the debris off your treatments with a cloth.
Have A Sunburst Rep Help You Family-Proof Your Windows
You could just leave the the blinds up and keep on yelling about touching the curtains. Or you can let a Sunburst representative demonstrate how Polywood® shutters can be the perfect window treatment for your active family. To book a no cost in-home or virtual design consultation, contact us at 214-301-5066 or send in the form below today.