The Best Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in Indianapolis

Bill Burke

When the whole family is in the house for long stretches of time, your house might start feeling smaller than it is. Main living spaces, like bedrooms and the family room, can easily fill up with toys. Wall art  and window treatments  might get damaged during a rowdy game of tag or hot lava the usual roughhousing a quick game of inside catch.  Finger smudges and nose prints can show up on any surface, showing you exactly what place your children and pets were in.

Like everything in your home it should come as no shock that you probably already know that you should have some heavy-duty window treatments for kids and pets in Indianapolis. They should be easy to clean and easy to use -- and able to hold up to any active activity. Of course that means ditching those brittle window shades and blinds and switching to a better treatment 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 children and pets in Indianapolis. The reason is that blinds are constructed with a series of 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 damage easily during a bout of roughhousing. A quick jostle or a fuzzy face looking 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 and drapes may not fare much better with children and animals. Because they are suspended from one rod without anything underneath, they can ripped away with a good pull. Ones that extend to the ground are the right height for crawling babies or climbing cats to grab onto. Cleaning also poses a problem, as getting rid of paint-covered handprints or paw markings anything past everyday wear-and-tear or pet pawprints and handprints will be there until you can take a trip 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 best option to hold up to your kids and pets. Shutters help you direct light, but use a durable construction instead of relying on flimsy cords like blinds. With sturdy louvers and a durable frame, your plantation shutters can withstand your active kids and frisky pets.

Faux wood plantation shutters are also great for children and animals because they are easy to clean and will never warp, splinter, or crack. The specially formatted faux wood can take almost everything thrown at them -- no matter what game your family thinks up so stop worrying about replacing your broken window treatments. Your shutters are also cord-free, making them the safest window covering for small children. And if something does happen, Polywood® shutters come with a Lifetime Warranty.

Plantation Shutters Help Make A Creative Learning Space In Indianapolis

Family room with wall map and plantation shutters

While Polywood® plantation shutters can hold up to your kids’ whole house game of tag, they also help create an effective study space. Natural sunlight is shown to stimulate growing brains, but glare can disrupt 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 online school, just close the louvers all the way to suppress outside sound. Now, the sound of traffic or ambient noise won’t disturb learning. Your children won’t complain about the temperature of their learning space, as your plantation shutters keep the room the perfect temperature due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency properties. And if your paper-mache volcano happens to go awry, just swipe the goop off your treatments with a damp rag.

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

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