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Best Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in Fort Lauderdale

January 17, 2019

When the family is in the house for long periods 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 hangings  and window coverings  could possibly get destroyed during a rowdy game of tag or hot lava innocent roughhousing a quick game of inside catch.  Fingerprints and wet nose smudges can reflect on any item, 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 know that you need 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. Of course that means getting rid of those easily broken window shades and blinds 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 kids and pets in Fort Lauderdale. Most 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 window treatment light and pliable. Blinds can cover your windows, but they can easily become damaged during a bout of roughhousing. A quick jostle or a puppy face peeping through it can tear a slat away from the cord or snap it apart. Plus, any cords dangling can become a safety issue for both kids and pets.
Dogs Looking Out Of Window Treatments
Curtains and drapes may not fare any better with kids or animals. Because they drape down from one rod without anything underneath, they can ripped away with a few good tugs. Ones 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 dusty paw markings dirt beyond everyday wear-and-tear or pet hair and stains will be there until you take them to the 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 hold up to your family’s active lifestyle. Plantation shutters easily handle outside light, but use a durable construction instead of employing flimsy cords. With thick louvers and a durable frame, your shutters will withstand your energetic kids and rambunctious pets.

Faux wood plantation shutters are also wonderful for kids and pets because they are much easier to clean than blinds and won’t yellow, splinter, or warp. The solid louvers can withstand almost everything thrown at them -- no matter what your family thinks up so don’t worry about replacing any more broken window treatments. Your shutters are also free of cords, 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 Polywood® plantation shutters can stand up to your kids’ indoor soccer match, they also help create a calming school space. Natural sunlight helps inspire growing brains, but sun glare can disrupt learning. Luckily, you can angle 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 an issue 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 suppress outside clatter. Now, 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 keep the room just the right temperature due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency benefits. And if art class happens to be more than expected, just wipe the mess off your treatments with a damp rag.

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 your family. To book a complimentary in-home or virtual design consultation, contact us at 561-440-8535 or send in the form below today.