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The Top Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in Hartford

January 17, 2019

When the whole family is inside for long batches of time, your home might begin to look smaller than it is. Main living spaces, like family rooms and bedrooms, can easily fill up with stuff. Wall hangings  and window coverings  could possibly get destroyed during a spontaneous game of tag or hot lava innocent roughhousing a unofficial game of inside catch.  Fingerprints and wet nose smudges can show up on any item, detailing exactly what place your children and pets were in.

Like everything else in your house it should come as no surprise that you probably already know that you will need special window treatments for kids and pets in Hartford. These treatments should be quick to clean and a snap to operate -- and able to hold up to an active family. And the first step is getting rid of those easily broken aluminum blinds or hanging curtains and switching to a better treatment like a Polywood® plantation shutter.

Parents Lifting Child In Front of Window Treatments 

The Case Against Blinds And Curtains 

Most blinds are easily damaged around children and pets in Hartford. The reason is that blinds are made using thin slats that are suspended on the sides by slender cords. This allows the window covering to sway against the window. This makes the covering light and flexible. Blinds can adequately cover your windows, but they can easily become damaged during horseplay. A quick bump or a fuzzy face peeping through it can tear a slat off the cord or snap it apart. Plus, any cords dangling can be a hidden hazard for both children and pets.
Dogs Looking Out Of Window Treatments
Curtain panels may not hold up much better with kids and pets. Because they are suspended from one rod above the window, they can be pulled down with a good pull. Those curtains that reach the floor are the length for a small child or climbing cats to grab onto. Cleaning also becomes an issue, as getting rid of ink handprints or dusty paw markings anything beyond everyday wear-and-tear or pet paw prints and mud will have to wait until you haul the to the professional dry cleaners.

Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are The Ideal Window Treatments For Kids and Pets In Hartford 

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. Shutters help you direct light, but use a durable construction instead of employing fragile cords like blinds. With thick louvers and a rigid tilt rod, your plantation shutters can hold up to your energetic kids and frisky pets.

Faux wood shutters are also great for children and pets because they are much easier to clean than blinds and don’t warp, splinter, or crack. The solid louvers can take almost anything thrown at them -- no matter what your kids can concoct so don’t worry about replacing any more broken window treatments. Your shutters are also cord-free, making them a reliably safe window treatment for small children. And if something does happen, Polywood® shutters come with a Lifetime Warranty.

Plantation Shutters Can Make A Creative Learning Space In Hartford

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 an effective learning space. Natural sunlight can motivate growing minds, but sun glare can distract from learning. Luckily, you can angle your shutters so that whenever studying occurs, you can bring the sunlight 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.

To help with e-learning, just close the louvers completely to suppress outside clatter. Now, birds or lawn equipment won’t distract your students. Your learners won’t even be able to complain about the temperature of the room, as your shutters keep the room comfortable due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency qualities. And if your paper-mache volcano happens to go awry, just rub the debris off your treatments with a damp rag.

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

You could stick the blinds up and keep on lecturing about bumping into the curtains. Or you can let a professional show how Polywood® shutters can be the perfect window treatment for kids and pets. To book a complimentary in-home or virtual design consultation, contact us at 860-266-5459 or send in the form below today.