Best Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in Miami

David White

When everyone is home for long batches of time, your house might begin to look smaller than ever. Main living spaces, like bedrooms and the family room, can easily be overcome with play things. Wall photos  and window coverings  can get ripped down during a lively game of tag or hot lava the usual roughhousing a game of inside catch.  Fingerprints and wet nose smudges can reflect on any item, detailing exactly which spaces your children and pets were in.

Like everything else in your house it should come as no surprise that you probably already understand that you need some heavy-duty window treatments for kids and pets in Miami. These treatments should be easy to clean and easy to use -- and able to withstand any active activity. Of course that means getting rid of those easily broken blinds and shades and installing a better treatment like a Polywood® plantation shutter.

 

The Case Against Hanging Window Treatments 

Hanging blinds have a habit of breaking around kids and pets in Miami. The reason is that blinds are made using thin slats that are suspended on the sides by thin cords. This allows the window treatment to sway against the window. This makes the covering light and flexible. These types of coverings can adequately cover your windows, but they can break during a bout of roughhousing. A swift hit or a fuzzy face looking through the slats can jerk a slat from the cord or snap it in half. Also, any cords dangling down are a hidden hazard for both kids and pets.
 
 
Curtains may not fare much better with kids and pets. Because they are suspended from a rod above the frame, they can be pulled down with a few good tugs. Curtains that hang to the ground are the length for cruising toddlers or clawed cats to grab onto. Cleaning also poses an issue, as cleaning paint-covered handprints or dusty 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 professional dry cleaners.
 

Polywood Plantation Shutters Are The Best Window Treatments For Kids and Pets In Miami 

Mom and daughter in front of window

Faux wood plantation shutters, like our Polywood® shutters, are the most durable treatment to withstand your kids and pets. Shutters help you direct light, but use a durable construction instead of relying on flimsy cords like blinds. With solid louvers and an easy tilting system, your plantation shutters can take every bump from your energetic kids and rambunctious pets.

Faux wood shutters are also great for kids 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 anything thrown at them -- no matter what game your kids can concoct so don’t worry about replacing your broken window treatments. All plantation shutters are cord-free, making them the safest window covering for your family. And if your shutters do break, Polywood® shutters come with a Lifetime Warranty.

Plantation Shutters Help Make A Creative Learning Space In Miami

Family room with wall map and plantation shutters

While durable plantation shutters can hold up to your kids’ indoor sports league, they can also create an effective study space. Outside light helps inspire growing minds, but glare can distract from learning. Fortunately, you can angle your shutter louvers so that no matter what time of day learning occurs, you can bring the natural light in or keep the sun glare out. Sun glare is never a detriment for your “students” because they won't get the sun in their eyes.

To help with e-learning, simply close the louvers all the way to suppress outside noise. Now, traffic or lawnmowers won’t distract your students. Your learners can’t even complain about the temperature of their learning space, as your faux wood shutters will keep everything comfortable due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency qualities. And if your paper-mache volcano happens to go awry, just rub the goop off your shutters with a wet cloth.

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

You could just leave the the blinds up and keep on scolding about pulling on the curtains. Or you can have a window treatment expert show how faux wood plantation shutters are the best window treatment for your family. To schedule a no cost in-home or virtual design consultation, contact us at 305-520-7515 or complete the form below today.