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The Top Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in New Brunswick

January 17, 2019

When the family is in the house for long stretches of time, your house might begin to look smaller than ever. Main living spaces, like living and family rooms, can easily be overcome with stuff. Wall art  and window coverings  can get damaged during a rowdy game of tag or hot lava the usual roughhousing a unofficial game of inside catch.  Finger and paw prints can reflect everywhere, showing you exactly which spaces your kids and pets were in.

Like most things in your house it should come as no surprise that you probably already know that you should have some heavy-duty window treatments for kids and pets in New Brunswick. They should be quick to clean and easy to use -- and able to withstand any active activity. That means throwing away those fragile blinds and shades and switching to something better like a faux wood plantation shutter.

Parents Lifting Child In Front of Window Treatments 

The Reasoning Against Blinds And Curtains 

Blinds are prone to damage around kids and pets in New Brunswick. Most blinds are constructed with thin slats that are suspended on each side by cords. This allows the blind to hang free. This makes the window treatment light and flexible. These types of coverings can cover your windows, but they can easily become damaged during a bout of horseplay. A quick hit or a dog face peeping through it can jerk a slat away from the cord or snap it in half. Plus, any cords dangling down can be a safety issue for both children and animals.
Dogs Looking Out Of Window Treatments
Curtains may not hold up any better with kids and pets. Because they hang loosely from a rod without anything underneath, they can torn down with a good pull. Ones that reach the ground are the height for a small child or climbing cats to grab onto. Keeping them clean also becomes an issue, as getting rid of little person handprints or muddy paw markings anything past everyday wear-and-tear or pet fur and handprints will stay until you haul the to the dry cleaners.

Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are The Top Window Treatments For Kids and Pets In New Brunswick 

Mom and daughter in front of window

Faux wood plantation shutters, like our Polywood® shutters, are the most durable treatment to stand up to your family. Plantation shutters help you direct light, but use a solid construction instead of employing delicate cords like blinds. With solid louvers and a rigid tilt rod, your shutters will hold up to your active kids and rambunctious pets.

Faux wood plantation shutters are also wonderful for kids and animals because they are much easier to clean than blinds and will never warp, yellow, or crack. The strong composite material can stand up to almost everything thrown at them -- no matter what challenge your kids can concoct so stop worrying about replacing your broken window treatments. All plantation shutters are cordless, which makes them the safest window covering for your family. And if something does happen, Polywood® shutters are backed with a Lifetime Warranty.

Plantation Shutters Can Make A Creative Learning Space In New Brunswick

Family room with wall map and plantation shutters

While faux wood plantation shutters can stand up to your kids’ indoor soccer match, they can also help create an effective learning space. Sunlight helps motivate young minds, but sun glare can distract from learning. Luckily, you can direct your shutters so that no matter what time of day learning occurs, you can bring the natural light in or block the sun glare out. Sun glare never is a detriment for your “students” because they won't get the glare in their eyes.

If you have to do e-learning, simply shut the louvers completely to suppress outside sound. Now, 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 properties. And if art class happens to go awry, just rub the debris off your plantation shutters with a damp rag.

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

You could stick the blinds up and keep lecturing about pulling on the curtains. Or you can have a professional demonstrate how plantation shutters can be the best window treatment for your active family. To schedule a free in-home or virtual design consultation, call 732-301-6168 or complete the form below today.