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Best Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in Virginia Beach

January 17, 2019

When the family is inside for long periods of time, your house might begin to look smaller than ever. Main rooms, like bedrooms and the family room, can easily become cluttered with play things. Wall photos  and window coverings  might get ripped down 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, showing you exactly what place your kids and pets were in.

Like everything in your home it should come as no shock that you probably already understand that you should have special window treatments for kids and pets in Virginia Beach. They should be quick to clean and simple to use -- and able to hold up to most family activities. And the first step is getting rid of those fragile blinds and shades and installing something like a faux wood plantation shutter.

Parents Lifting Child In Front of Window Treatments 

The Problem With Blinds, Shades, And Curtains 

Blinds are easily damaged around children and pets in Virginia Beach. That’s because blinds use long slats that are held up on the sides by slender cords. This allows the window covering to hang free. This makes the covering light and flexible. Blinds can cover your windows, but they can easily become damaged during a bit of roughhousing. A sharp hit or a fuzzy face peering through the slats can jerk a slat from the cord or break it. Plus, any cords hanging down can be a safety issue for both children and animals.
Dogs Looking Out Of Window Treatments
Curtain panels may not fare any better with children and animals. Because they hang loosely from one rod above the frame, they can ripped away with a few good tugs. Ones that hang to the floor are the perfect height for a small child or clawed cats to grab onto. Keeping them clean also poses an issue, as cleaning paint-covered handprints or paw markings anything past everyday wear-and-tear or pet fur and handprints will be there until you haul the to the dry cleaners.

Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are The Top Window Treatments For Kids and Pets In Virginia Beach 

Mom and daughter in front of window

Faux wood plantation shutters, such as our Polywood® shutters, are the best option to stand up to your kids and pets. Shutters help you direct light, but use a durable construction instead of using flimsy cords like blinds. With thick louvers and an easy tilting system, they can take every bump from your active kids and frisky pets.

Polywood® shutters are also perfect for kids and animals because they clean easier than blinds or curtains and don’t yellow, splinter, or warp. The strong composite material can withstand about everything thrown at them -- no matter what game your family thinks up so don’t worry about finding replacement window treatments. Plantation shutters are also free of cords, which makes them a safe window treatment for your kids. And if your shutters do break, Polywood® shutters are backed with a Lifetime Warranty.

Plantation Shutters Help Make A Positive Study Space In Virginia Beach

Family room with wall map and plantation shutters

While faux wood plantation shutters can stand up to your kids’ indoor sports league, they can also help create an effective school space. Outside light helps stimulate growing brains, but glare can disrupt learning. Fortunately, you can adjust your plantation shutters so that whenever studying occurs, you can bring the sunlight in or block the glare out. Sun glare won’t ever be a problem for your “students” because they won't get the sun in their eyes.

If you have to do online classes, simply shut the louvers all the way to suppress outside sound. Now, the sound of traffic or ambient noise won’t cause a distraction. Your children won’t even be able to complain about warm or cold spots in their learning space, as your shutters keep your rooms just the right temperature due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency qualities. And if art class happens to go awry, just swipe the mess off your shutters with a cloth.

Let A Sunburst Representative Help You Family-Proof Your Windows

You could just leave the the blinds up and keep lecturing about pulling on the curtains. Or you can have a professional show you how Polywood® shutters are the only window treatment for your family. To schedule a no cost in-home or virtual design consultation, call 757-210-6448 or complete the form below today.