Children's playroom with shutters

The Top Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in Orlando

January 17, 2019

When everyone is home for long batches of time, your house might start to feel smaller than it is. Main living spaces, like family rooms and bedrooms, can easily fill up with play things. Wall art  and window coverings  can get destroyed during a spontaneous game of chase or hot lava innocent roughhousing a quick game of inside catch.  Fingerprints and wet nose smudges can be seen on any item, detailing exactly which spaces your kids and pets were in.

Like most things in your home it should come as no shock that you probably already realize that you will need some heavy-duty window treatments for kids and pets in Orlando. These treatments should be easy to clean and easy to use -- and able to hold up to an active family. Of course that means getting rid of those easily broken window shades and blinds and installing something like a faux wood plantation shutter.

Parents Lifting Child In Front of Window Treatments 

The Problem With Blinds, Shades, And Curtains 

Blinds are prone to damage around pets and kid in Orlando. The reason is that blinds are constructed with thin slats that are suspended on the sides by slender cords. This allows the window treatment to sway against the window. This makes the covering light and flexible. These window treatments can adequately cover your windows, but they can break during a bit of horseplay. A swift hit or a dog face peering through it can tear a slat off the cord or break it. Plus, any cords dangling can be a hazard for both kids and pets.
 
Dogs Looking Out Of Window Treatments
 
Curtains may not hold up any better with kids or animals. Because they are suspended from one rod above the window, they can be pulled down with a good pull. Those curtains that reach the ground are the perfect length for crawling babies or climbing cats to grab onto. Cleaning also poses a problem, as getting rid of ink handprints or dusty paw markings anything past everyday wear-and-tear or pet hair and stains will stay until you take them to the professional dry cleaners.
 

Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are The Best Window Treatments For Kids and Pets In Orlando 

Mom and daughter in front of window

Faux wood plantation shutters, such as our Polywood® shutters, are the top window treatment to withstand your family. Plantation shutters easily handle outside light, but use a durable craftsmanship instead of employing delicate cords. With thick louvers and a rigid tilt rod, your shutters will take every bump from your energetic kids and rambunctious pets.

Faux wood plantation shutters are also great for children and pets because they are much easier to clean than blinds and don’t warp, splinter, or crack. The strong composite material can stand up to almost everything thrown at them -- no matter what 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 your family. And if anything does happen, Polywood® shutters come with a Lifetime Warranty.

Plantation Shutters Can Make A Constructive Study Center In Orlando

Family room with wall map and plantation shutters

While faux wood plantation shutters can withstand your kids’ indoor sports league, they can also help create a calming study space. Sunlight helps stimulate young minds, but sun glare can be a distraction. Luckily, you can direct your plantation shutters so that no matter what time of day studying occurs, you can let the light in or keep the sun glare out. Glare is never a detriment for your “students” because they won't get the glare in their eyes.

If your kids are doing online school, you can close the louvers completely to muffle outside noise. Now, the sound of traffic or lawn equipment won’t disturb learning. Your kids won’t complain about the temperature of the room, as your shutters will keep your rooms the perfect temperature due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency benefits. And if your paper-mache volcano happens to be more than expected, just rub the debris off your shutters with a damp rag.

Have A Sunburst Expert Help You Family-Proof Your Windows

You could put the blinds up and keep on lecturing about bumping into the curtains. Or you can let a window treatment expert show how faux wood plantation shutters can be the best window treatment for kids and pets. To book a free in-home or virtual design consultation, call 407-630-7011 or fill out the form below today.

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