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The Top Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in Charlotte

January 17, 2019

When the family is inside for long stretches of time, your house might start feeling smaller than normal. Main play areas, like bedrooms and the family room, can easily become cluttered with play things. Wall photos  and window coverings  could possibly get ripped down during a rowdy game of chase or hot lava innocent roughhousing a quick game of inside catch.  Finger smudges and nose prints can show up on any surface, showing you exactly which place your kids and pets were in.

Like everything else in your home it should come as no shock that you probably already realize that you should have durable window treatments for kids and pets in Charlotte. These treatments should be quick to clean and simple to operate -- and able to withstand any active activity. And the first step is ditching those fragile aluminum blinds or hanging curtains and installing something better like a faux wood plantation shutter.

Parents Lifting Child In Front of Window Treatments 

The Reasoning Against Blinds, Shades, And Curtains 

Hanging blinds are easily damaged around children and pets in Charlotte. That’s because blinds use a series of thin slats that are held up on each side by cords. This allows the blind to be light and flexible. This makes the window treatment light and flexible. These window treatments can adequately cover your windows, but they can easily become damaged during roughhousing. A swift bump or a puppy face peering through the slats can tear a slat from the cord or snap it in half. Plus, any cords dangling down can become a hazard for both kids and animals.
Dogs Looking Out Of Window Treatments
Curtains may not hold up any better with kids or animals. Because they hang loosely from one rod above the frame, they can be pulled down with a good pull. Ones that hang to the baseboards are the length for crawling babies or climbing cats to grab onto. Cleaning also becomes a problem, as cleaning little person handprints or muddy paw markings dirt past everyday wear-and-tear or pet paw prints and stains will stay until you can take a trip to the professional dry cleaners.

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

Mom and daughter in front of window

Faux wood plantation shutters, like our Polywood® shutters, are the most durable treatment to withstand your family. Shutters help you direct light, but use a durable craftsmanship instead of relying on fragile cords. With solid louvers and a durable frame, your plantation shutters can withstand your lively kids and rambunctious pets.

Faux wood shutters are also great for children and pets because they are much easier to clean than blinds and don’t yellow, splinter, or warp. The specially formatted faux wood can take almost everything thrown at them -- no matter what game your family thinks up so don’t worry about replacing your broken window treatments. All plantation shutters are cord-free, making them a safe window treatment for your family. And if anything does happen, Polywood® shutters are backed with a Lifetime Warranty.

Plantation Shutters Help Make A Creative Learning Space In Charlotte

Family room with wall map and plantation shutters

While Polywood® plantation shutters can stand up to your kids’ whole house game of tag, they can also create a creative school space. Natural sunlight can stimulate growing minds, but sun glare can disrupt learning. Luckily, you can direct your shutter louvers so that whenever learning occurs, you can bring the natural light in or keep the glare out. Glare is never a problem for your “students” because they won't get the glare in their eyes.

To help with online classes, just shut the louvers all the way to dampen outside clatter. Now, the sound of traffic or lawnmowers won’t distract your students. Your children won’t complain about warm or cold spots in their learning space, as your plantation shutters keep everything comfortable due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency qualities. And if your paper-mache volcano happens to be more than expected, just wipe the goop off your plantation shutters with a wet cloth.

Have A Sunburst Representative Help You Family-Proof Your Windows

You could put the blinds up and keep lecturing about touching the curtains. Or you can let a professional show you how plantation shutters are the perfect window treatment for your family. To arrange a no cost in-home or virtual design consultation, contact us at 980-231-1116 or send in the form below today.