The Top Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in Fort Myers

Charlie Cole and Brady Parker

When the family is in the house for long periods of time, your house might start feeling smaller than it is. Main living spaces, like living and family rooms, can easily become cluttered with toys. Wall art  and window treatments  can get destroyed during a rowdy game of chase or hot lava innocent roughhousing a unofficial 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 else in your house it should come as no surprise that you probably already know that you should have some heavy-duty window treatments for kids and pets in Fort Myers. They should be easy to clean and a snap to operate -- and able to hold up to any active activity. That means getting rid of those fragile aluminum blinds or hanging curtains and trying out something better like a faux wood plantation shutter.

Parents Lifting Child In Front of Window Treatments 

The Problem With Blinds, Shades, And Curtains 

Blinds have a habit of breaking around children and pets in Fort Myers. That’s because blinds use long slats that are operated on the sides by cords. This allows the blind to be light and flexible. This makes the blind light and pliable. These window treatments can adequately cover your windows, but they can damage easily during horseplay. A sharp jostle or a fuzzy face peering through it can tear a slat off the cord or snap it in half. Also, any cords dangling down are a hidden hazard for both children and pets.
Dogs Looking Out Of Window Treatments
Curtains may not hold up much better with kids and pets. Because they are suspended from a rod without anything underneath, they can be pulled down with a good pull. Those curtains that hang to the baseboards are the right length for cruising toddlers or climbing cats to grab onto. Cleaning curtains also becomes a problem, as erasing little person handprints or muddy paw markings anything beyond everyday wear-and-tear or pet hair and handprints will be there until you take them to the dry cleaners.

Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are The Best Window Treatments For Kids and Pets In Fort Myers 

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 kids and pets. Plantation shutters easily handle outside light, but use a durable construction instead of relying on flimsy cords like blinds. With sturdy louvers and a rigid tilt rod, your shutters will withstand your active kids and frisky pets.

Polywood® shutters are also wonderful for kids and pets because they are easy to clean and will never yellow, splinter, or warp. The specially formatted faux wood can take almost anything thrown at them -- no matter what game your family thinks up so don’t worry about replacing your broken window treatments. All plantation shutters are cordless, making them the safest window covering for your kids. And if your shutters do break, Polywood® shutters are backed with a Lifetime Warranty.

Plantation Shutters Help Make A Creative Learning Space In Fort Myers

Family room with wall map and plantation shutters

While durable plantation shutters can hold up to your kids’ indoor sports league, they also help create a creative learning space. Sunlight is shown to stimulate young brains, but glare can distract from learning. Luckily, you can direct your plantation shutters so that whenever learning occurs, you can bring the light in or block the glare out. Glare won’t ever be a detriment for your “students” because they won't get the glare in their eyes.

If you have to do online classes, simply close the louvers all the way to suppress outside clatter. Now, traffic or lawn equipment won’t cause a distraction. Your learners won’t even be able to complain about the temperature of their learning space, as your faux wood shutters also keep the room the perfect temperature due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency benefits. And if your paper-mache volcano happens to go awry, just wipe the goop off your treatments with a cloth.

Have A Sunburst Representative Help You Family-Proof Your Windows

You could stick the blinds up and keep on yelling about bumping into the curtains. Or you can have a window treatment expert demonstrate how plantation shutters can be the perfect window treatment for your active family. To arrange a complimentary in-home or virtual design consultation, contact us at 239-208-6577 or send in the form below today.