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The Top Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in Fort Myers

January 17, 2019

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 bedrooms and the family room, can easily become cluttered with stuff. Wall art  and window treatments  can get damaged during a spontaneous game of chase or hot lava innocent roughhousing a unofficial game of inside catch.  Fingerprints and wet nose smudges can show up on any surface, showing you 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 durable window treatments for kids and pets in Fort Myers. They should be easy to clean and easy to operate -- and able to hold up to an active family. That means ditching 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 And Curtains 

Hanging blinds are prone to damage 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 puppy face looking through it can rip a slat off the cord or snap it in half. Also, any cords hanging down are a 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 ripped away with a good pull. Ones that hang to the baseboards are the right length for crawling babies 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 fur 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 family’s active lifestyle. Plantation shutters easily handle outside light, but use a durable construction instead of employing flimsy cords like blinds. With sturdy louvers and an easy tilting system, 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 warp, splinter, or crack. 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 finding replacement window treatments. Your shutters are also cordless, making them a safe window covering for your kids. And if anything does happen, Polywood® shutters are backed with a Lifetime Warranty.

Plantation Shutters Help Make A Positive 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, the sound of traffic or lawnmowers won’t cause a distraction. Your learners can’t even complain about heat loss in their learning space, as your faux wood shutters keep your rooms the perfect temperature due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency properties. And if your paper-mache volcano happens to get out of hand, 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 Sunburst representative show you how Polywood® shutters can be the best window treatment for your active family. To arrange a complimentary in-home or virtual design consultation, contact us at 239-208-6577 or fill out the form below today.