When the whole family is home for long stretches of time, your house might start feeling smaller than it is. Main living spaces, like living and family rooms, can easily be overcome with toys. Wall art and window treatments can get damaged during a spontaneous game of tag or hot lava innocent roughhousing a quick game of inside catch. Finger smudges and nose prints can be seen on any item, letting you know exactly what rooms your children and pets were in.
Like everything in your home it should come as no surprise that you probably already realize that you will need some heavy-duty window treatments for kids and pets in San Antonio. These treatments should be quick to clean and simple to operate -- and able to hold up to any active activity. And the first step is ditching those fragile window shades and blinds and trying out a better treatment like a faux wood plantation shutter.
The Case Against Blinds, Shades, And Curtains
Hanging blinds are easily damaged around pets and kid in San Antonio. Most blinds are constructed with thin slats that are operated on the sides by cords. This allows the window treatment to sway against the window. This makes the window treatment light and pliable. These types of coverings can cover your windows, but they can damage easily during roughhousing. A sharp jostle or a dog face looking through it can jerk a slat off the cord or snap it in half. Plus, any cords dangling can be a safety issue for both kids and animals.
Curtains may not fare much better with kids or animals. Because they drape down from a rod without anything underneath, they can ripped away with a few good tugs. Ones that reach the baseboards are the height for a small child or curious pups to grab onto. Keeping them clean also poses a dilemma, as getting rid of ink handprints or muddy paw markings dirt beyond everyday wear-and-tear or pet fur and handprints will be there until you haul the to the dry cleaners.
Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are The Top Window Treatments For Kids and Pets In San Antonio
Faux wood plantation shutters, like our Polywood® shutters, are the most durable treatment to hold up to your family’s active lifestyle. Plantation shutters help you direct light, but use a solid construction instead of employing flimsy cords like blinds. With sturdy louvers and a rigid tilt rod, they can take every bump from your lively kids and frisky pets.
Faux wood plantation shutters are also wonderful for children and pets because they are easy to clean and will never warp, yellow, or crack. The specially formatted faux wood can take almost everything thrown at them -- no matter what challenge your family thinks up so stop worrying about replacing your broken window treatments. Plantation shutters are also cordless, which makes them a safe window treatment for small children. And if anything does happen, Polywood® shutters are backed with a Lifetime Warranty.
Plantation Shutters Can Make A Positive Study Space In San Antonio
While faux wood plantation shutters can stand up to your kids’ whole house game of tag, they can also help create a calming learning space. Sunlight can stimulate growing brains, but sun glare can distract from learning. Luckily, you can angle your plantation shutters so that no matter what time of day studying occurs, you can bring the sunlight in or block the glare out. Glare won’t ever be a problem for your “students” because they won't get the glare in their eyes.
If your kids are doing e-learning, you can shut the louvers all the way to suppress outside sound. Now, birds or ambient noise won’t cause a distraction. Your learners won’t complain about heat loss in their learning space, as your shutters keep the room comfortable due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency qualities. And if science experiments happens to get out of hand, just swipe the debris off your shutters with a cloth.
Let A Sunburst Expert Help You Family-Proof Your Windows
You could stick the blinds up and keep yelling about touching the curtains. Or you can have a professional show you how Polywood® shutters are the best window treatment for your active family. To book a complimentary in-home or virtual design consultation, contact us at 210-876-0377 or send in the form below today.