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The Best Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in Indianapolis

January 17, 2019

When the whole family is in the house for long periods of time, your house might start feeling smaller than normal. Main living spaces, like living and family rooms, can easily become cluttered with stuff. Wall art  and window treatments  can get destroyed during a rowdy game of tag or hot lava the usual roughhousing a quick game of inside catch.  Finger smudges and nose prints can reflect on any surface, letting you know exactly what place your kids and pets were in.

Like everything in your home it should come as no shock that you probably already know that you need some heavy-duty window treatments for kids and pets in Indianapolis. They should be easy to clean and a snap to use -- and able to hold up to an active family. Of course that means ditching those brittle blinds and shades and trying out something like a faux wood plantation shutter.

Parents Lifting Child In Front of Window Treatments 

The Case Against Blinds And Curtains 

Blinds are easily damaged around children and pets in Indianapolis. Most blinds use thin slats that are held up on the sides by slender cords. This allows the blind to hang free. This makes the covering light and pliable. These types of coverings can cover your windows, but they can easily become damaged during a bout of roughhousing. A sharp jostle or a puppy face peering through it can jerk a slat off the cord or snap it apart. Also, any cords dangling are a safety issue for both children and animals.
Dogs Looking Out Of Window Treatments
Curtains may not fare much better with children and animals. Because they are suspended from one rod without anything underneath, they can be pulled down with a good pull. Ones that extend to the ground are the perfect height for cruising toddlers or climbing cats to grab onto. Keeping them clean also poses an issue, as cleaning ink handprints or paw markings anything past everyday wear-and-tear or pet paw prints and handprints will be there until you take them to the dry cleaners.

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

Mom and daughter in front of window

Faux wood plantation shutters, like 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 flimsy cords like blinds. With sturdy louvers and a durable frame, your plantation shutters can hold up to your energetic kids and frisky pets.

Faux wood shutters are also great for children and animals because they are much easier to clean than blinds and don’t warp, splinter, or crack. The strong composite material can take almost anything thrown at them -- no matter what game your family thinks up so stop worrying about finding replacement window treatments. All plantation shutters are free of cords, making them a safe window covering for your family. And if something does happen, Polywood® shutters come with a Lifetime Warranty.

Plantation Shutters Help Make A Positive Learning Space In Indianapolis

Family room with wall map and plantation shutters

While Polywood® plantation shutters can hold up to your kids’ indoor soccer match, they also help create an effective learning space. Natural sunlight is shown to motivate growing brains, but glare can distract from learning. Fortunately, you can adjust your shutters so that no matter what time of day learning occurs, you can let the light in or keep the glare out. Glare won’t ever be a problem for your “students” because they won't get the glare in their eyes.

If you have to do e-learning, you can close the louvers all the way to suppress outside sound. Now, traffic or ambient noise won’t distract your students. Your kids won’t complain about heat loss in their learning space, as your plantation shutters keep your rooms the perfect temperature due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency benefits. And if your paper-mache volcano happens to get out of hand, just swipe the goop off your plantation shutters with a wet cloth.

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

You could stick the blinds up and keep on yelling about bumping into the curtains. Or you can let a professional demonstrate how Polywood® shutters can be the best window treatment for your family. To book a complimentary in-home or virtual design consultation, contact us at 317-558-9066 or send in the form below today.