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The Top Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in Boise

January 17, 2019

When the family is home for long stretches of time, your home might begin to look smaller than it is. Main play areas, like family rooms and bedrooms, can easily become cluttered with play things. Wall hangings  and window treatments  might get destroyed during a rowdy game of tag or hot lava the usual roughhousing a unofficial game of inside catch.  Fingerprints and wet nose smudges can show up on any surface, detailing exactly what rooms your family was in.

Like everything else in your house 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 Boise. They should be simple to clean and simple to operate -- and able to hold up to an active family. Of course that means ditching those brittle window shades and blinds and installing something like a faux wood plantation shutter.

Parents Lifting Child In Front of Window Treatments 

The Reasoning Against Blinds And Curtains 

Blinds are easily damaged around children and pets in Boise. Most blinds use thin slats that are held up on each side by cords. This allows the window covering to be light and flexible. This makes the blind light and pliable. These window treatments can cover your windows, but they can damage easily during a bout of roughhousing. A quick bump or a dog face peeping through the slats can tear a slat from the cord or break it. Plus, any cords dangling can be a safety issue for both children and pets.
Dogs Looking Out Of Window Treatments
Curtains may not hold up much better with kids and pets. Because they drape down from one rod above the window, they can be pulled down with a good pull. Those curtains that reach the baseboards are the length for cruising toddlers or curious pups to grab onto. Cleaning also poses a problem, as erasing little person handprints or paw markings anything beyond everyday wear-and-tear or pet fur and stains will have to wait until you can take a trip to the dry cleaners.

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

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. Shutters let natural light in, but use a solid craftsmanship instead of employing fragile cords. With solid louvers and a rigid tilt rod, they can take every bump from your energetic kids and frisky pets.

Polywood® shutters are also perfect for children and animals because they are easy to clean and will never warp, yellow, or crack. The strong composite material can take almost everything thrown at them -- no matter what challenge your family thinks up so don’t worry about replacing your broken window treatments. Your shutters are also free of cords, making them a safe window covering for your family. And if something does happen, Polywood® shutters come with a Lifetime Warranty.

Plantation Shutters Can Make A Constructive Study Space In Boise

Family room with wall map and plantation shutters

While faux wood plantation shutters can hold up to your kids’ whole house game of tag, they can also help create an effective study space. Outside light helps inspire young brains, but sun glare can be a distraction. Fortunately, you can angle your shutters so that no matter what time of day studying occurs, you can bring the sunlight in or block the sun glare out. Sun glare never is a problem for your “students” because they won't get the sun in their eyes.

If you have to do e-learning, you can close the louvers completely to suppress outside sound. Now, birds or lawnmowers won’t disturb learning. Your learners won’t complain about the temperature of the room, as your shutters also keep the room just the right temperature due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency qualities. And if art class happens to go awry, just rub the debris off your plantation shutters with a cloth.

Let A Sunburst Expert Help You Family-Proof Your Window Treatments

You could put the blinds up and keep on scolding about touching the curtains. Or you can have a Sunburst representative show 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 208-609-9129 or send in the form below today.