Best Window Treatments For Kids And Pets

Darik Neilson

It’s the beginning of the weekend in Las Vegas, and you’re appreciating a calming morning sleeping in. All of the sudden, a smash from the dining room snaps you from your thoughts. Running to the noise, you find the damage -- snapped blind slats in a heap beneath the window. The kids are nowhere to be found, but with children and pets, broken window treatments are not surprising.

So, what is the best window treatment that can withstand kids and pets? Faux wood plantation shutters may be your best option.


The Case Against Blinds And Draperies

Blinds are flimsy because of how they are constructed. Most blinds employ a series of thin slats that are connected on each end by a strip of cord. Blinds are meant to be light and pliable but can certainly become broken when bumped into. A rough bump can tear a slat from the cord or snap it in two. A fuzzy face may seem sweet poking his head through your blinds at the outside world, but you may need to buy a new covering when the mailman strides by. Also, any cords dangling down are a strangulation hazard for infants.

Drapes and curtains may not fare much better with young ones or animals. Because they are attached loosely from a rod above the window opening, they can be ripped off accidently. Those that touch the floor are the right height for young kids or adventurous pets to pull down. Cleaning also can be hard, as handprints and muddy pawprints might only come off when brought to the dry cleaners, if that.

Plantation Shutters Can Hold Up To Children And Pets

Plantation shutters are the best option to keep up with kids and pets, especially if they are made of quality faux-wood, like Polywood®. Shutters bring natural light in, like blinds, but use study materials instead of employing fragile cords. With solid louvers and a centered tilt rod, they can endure roughhousing kids and anxious pets.

Family room with wall map and plantation shutters

Faux wood is also wonderful for your family because it’s simpler to clean and won’t warp, splinter or crack. The thick louvers can hold up to almost everything given to them, no matter what your kids can concoct. Polywood also has the nice feature of being cordless, making it much safer for your young children.

Let a Sunburst Representative Install Plantation Shutters for Your Windows

You could just raise the blinds up and keep fussing with the draperies. Or, you can have a Sunburst representative show you how plantation shutters can be the safest window covering for your windows. To get a no-cost in-home consultation, call 702-850-6619 today.