Best Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in Fort Lauderdale

Danielle Micich

When the whole family is in the house for long periods of time, your house might begin to look smaller than ever. Main living spaces, like living and family rooms, can easily be overcome with toys. Wall photos  and window treatments  could possibly get destroyed during a spontaneous game of tag or hot lava innocent roughhousing a game of inside catch.  Finger smudges and nose prints can show up on any surface, letting you know exactly which rooms your kids and pets were in.

Like everything in your house it should come as no surprise that you probably already realize that you should have special window treatments for kids and pets in Fort Lauderdale. These treatments should be easy to clean and a snap to use -- and able to withstand most family activities. That means getting rid of those easily broken window shades and blinds and installing something better like a faux wood plantation shutter.

 

The Case Against Blinds, Shades, And Curtains 

Hanging blinds are easily damaged around kids and pets in Fort Lauderdale. The reason is that blinds are constructed with long slats that are operated on the sides by slender cords. This allows the blind to be light and flexible. This makes the blind light and pliable. These window treatments can cover your windows, but they can easily become damaged during a bout of roughhousing. A quick jostle or a fuzzy face peeping through it can tear a slat from the cord or snap it apart. Plus, any cords dangling can be a safety issue for both kids and pets.
 
 
Curtains may not fare any better with children and animals. Because they hang loosely from one rod without anything underneath, they can be pulled down with a few good tugs. Those curtains that extend to the baseboards are the length for a small child or clawed cats to grab onto. Cleaning curtains also poses a problem, as getting rid of paint-covered handprints or muddy paw markings dirt beyond everyday wear-and-tear or pet hair and stains will be there until you can take a trip to the dry cleaners.
 

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

Mom and daughter in front of window

Faux wood plantation shutters, such as our Polywood® shutters, are the most durable treatment to withstand your family’s active lifestyle. Plantation shutters easily handle outside light, but use a durable construction instead of relying on fragile cords. With solid louvers and a durable frame, they can withstand your energetic kids and rambunctious pets.

Faux wood shutters are also wonderful for kids and pets because they are much easier to clean than blinds and won’t warp, splinter, or crack. The solid louvers can withstand almost everything thrown at them -- no matter what game your family thinks up so don’t worry about replacing any more broken window treatments. Your shutters are also cord-free, which makes them a reliably safe window treatment for your kids. And if something does happen, Polywood® shutters come with a Lifetime Warranty.

Plantation Shutters Can Make A Constructive Learning Space In Fort Lauderdale

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 a calming school space. Outside light can inspire growing brains, but sun glare can disrupt learning. Luckily, you can direct your plantation shutters so that no matter what time of day learning occurs, you can let the light in or keep the sun glare out. Sun glare won’t ever be a problem for your “students” because they won't get the sun in their eyes.

If your kids are doing online classes, just shut the louvers all the way to muffle outside clatter. Now, the sound of traffic or lawnmowers won’t cause a distraction. Your children won’t complain about warm or cold spots in their learning space, as your faux wood shutters also keep your rooms comfortable due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency properties. And if art class happens to be more than expected, just rub the mess off your plantation shutters with a wet cloth.

Have A Sunburst Rep Help You Family-Proof Your Windows

You could put the blinds up and keep on yelling about touching the curtains. Or you can let a professional show how faux wood plantation shutters can be the only window treatment for kids and pets. To book a complimentary in-home or virtual design consultation, contact us at 561-440-8535 or fill out the form below today.