The Top Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in San Antonio

Tyler Jorgensen

When the whole family is inside 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 stuff. Wall art  and window treatments  might get damaged during a spontaneous game of tag or hot lava innocent roughhousing a game of inside catch.  Fingerprints and wet nose smudges can be seen on any surface, 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 easy to clean and simple to operate -- and able to hold up to any active activity. And the first step is ditching those brittle blinds and shades and switching to a better treatment like a faux wood plantation shutter.

 

The Reasoning Against Blinds And Curtains 

Blinds are easily damaged around kids and pets in San Antonio. Most blinds are constructed with a series of thin slats that are operated on the sides by cords. This allows the window covering to be light and flexible. This makes the window treatment light and pliable. These types of coverings can adequately cover your windows, but they can damage easily during roughhousing. A quick jostle or a dog face peering through it can jerk a slat off the cord or snap it apart. Plus, any cords dangling can be a safety issue for both kids and animals.
 
 
Curtains and drapes may not fare much better with kids or animals. Because they hang loosely from a rod without anything underneath, they can ripped away with a few good tugs. Those curtains that hang to the baseboards are the height for a small child or curious pups to grab onto. Cleaning also poses a dilemma, as cleaning paint-covered handprints or dusty paw markings dirt beyond everyday wear-and-tear or pet fur and handprints will be there until you haul the to the cleaners.
 

Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are The Top Window Treatments For Kids and Pets In San Antonio 

Mom and daughter in front of window

Faux wood plantation shutters, like our Polywood® shutters, are the most durable treatment to withstand your kids and pets. Plantation shutters let natural light in, but use a solid construction instead of employing flimsy cords like blinds. With sturdy louvers and an easy tilting system, they can take every bump from your lively kids and frisky pets.

Faux wood shutters are also wonderful for children and pets because they are much easier to clean than blinds 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 your shutters do break, Polywood® shutters are backed with a Lifetime Warranty.

Plantation Shutters Can Make A Creative Study Space In San Antonio

Family room with wall map and plantation shutters

While faux wood plantation shutters can stand up to your kids’ indoor soccer match, they also help create a calming study space. Sunlight helps motivate growing brains, but sun glare can disrupt learning. Luckily, you can angle your plantation shutters so that no matter what time of day studying occurs, you can bring the natural light 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 online school, just shut the louvers completely to muffle outside noise. Now, birds or ambient noise won’t cause a distraction. Your learners won’t complain about heat loss in their learning space, as your plantation shutters also keep the room just the right temperature 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 Representative Help You Family-Proof Your Windows

You could just leave the the blinds up and keep yelling about bumping into the curtains. Or you can have a professional demonstrate how Polywood® shutters are the perfect 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.