The Top Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in New Brunswick

Mike Horn

When the family is in the house for long stretches of time, your house might start to feel smaller than ever. Main living spaces, like bedrooms and the family room, 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 durable window treatments for kids and pets in New Brunswick. They should be easy to clean and easy to use -- and able to withstand any active activity. Of course that means throwing away those brittle window shades and blinds and switching to something better like a faux wood plantation shutter.

Parents Lifting Child In Front of Window Treatments 

The Case Against Blinds, Shades, And Curtains 

Blinds are prone to damage around pets and kid in New Brunswick. The reason is that blinds use a series of 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 damage easily during a bit of horseplay. A sharp hit or a dog face peeping through it can jerk a slat 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 and drapes 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. Those curtains that hang to the ground are the height for a small child or climbing cats to grab onto. Keeping them clean also becomes an issue, as cleaning little person handprints or dusty paw markings anything past everyday wear-and-tear or pet fur and handprints will have to wait until you haul the to the 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 best option to stand up to your family. Plantation shutters let natural light in, but use a solid construction instead of employing delicate cords like blinds. With solid louvers and an easy tilting system, your shutters will withstand your energetic 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 don’t warp, yellow, or crack. The specially formatted faux wood can stand up to almost everything thrown at them -- no matter what challenge your kids can concoct so stop worrying about finding replacement window treatments. Your shutters are also 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 Positive Learning Space In New Brunswick

Family room with wall map and plantation shutters

While Polywood® plantation shutters can stand up to your kids’ whole house game of tag, they also help create a creative study space. Sunlight helps stimulate young minds, but sun glare can distract from learning. Luckily, you can direct your shutter louvers 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 is never 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 muffle outside noise. Now, the sound of traffic or lawnmowers won’t distract your students. Your children won’t complain about heat loss in the room, as your plantation shutters will keep the room the perfect temperature due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency properties. And if art class happens to go awry, just wipe the mess off your plantation shutters with a wet cloth.

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

You could just leave the the blinds up and keep lecturing about pulling on the curtains. Or you can have a professional demonstrate how Polywood® shutters can be the perfect window treatment for your active family. To schedule a no cost in-home or virtual design consultation, call 732-301-6168 or complete the form below today.