Best Window Treatments For Kids And Pets

Tyler Jorgensen

It’s Saturday morning in Oklahoma City, and you’re appreciating a calming weekend morning sleeping in. Then, out of the blue, a crash from the family room snaps you from your thoughts. Running through the house, you instantly see the damage -- busted blind slats on the floor. Of course, the area has been quickly evacuated, but with children and pets, damaged window treatments are not surprising.

Is there a sturdier window treatment for children and animals that can better withstand accidental bumps and bruises? Faux wood plantation shutters can help.

Parents with toddler in front of plantation shutters 

The Reasoning Against Blinds And Draperies

Blinds are more fragile because of how they are made. Most blinds employ a series of thin slats that are connected at the edges by a strip of cord. Blinds are meant to be light and adjustable but can definately become broken during a bout of horseplay. A tough bump can rip a slat from the cord or snap it in half. Your pet may appear adorable peering through your blinds surveying the neighborhood, but you may need to purchase a new blind when a squirrel strides by. And any cords hanging down can become a strangulation hazard for both children and animals.

Draperies may not fare much better with young ones or animals. Because they hang loosely from above the frame, they can be ripped down accidently. Ones that touch the floor are the right height for toddlers and infants or climbing cats to grab onto. Cleaning also is a pain, as paint-covered handprints and clumpy pet hair might only come clean when brought to the dry cleaners, if that.

Polywood® Shutters Can Hold Up To Children And Pets

Plantation shutters are the best option to keep up with your family’s active lifestyle, especially if they are made of quality faux-wood, like Polywood®. Shutters bring natural light in, like other window treatments, but use a solid construction instead of using unstable cords and slats. With thick louvers and a rigid tilt rod, they can withstand roughhousing kids and anxious pets.

Family room with wall map and plantation shutters 

Faux wood is also wonderful for children and animals because it’s simpler to clean and won’t warp, splinter or crack. The strong composite material can hold up to almost everything thrown at them, no matter what your kids can concoct. Polywood also has the benefit of being cord-free, making it one of the safest window treatment for your family.

Let a Sunburst Representative Bring Stronger Window Treatments to Your Windows

You could just raise the blinds up and keep fussing with the draperies. Or, you can let a Sunburst representative demonstrate how plantation shutters can be the best window treatment for your kids and pets. To schedule a free in-home consultation, call 405-300-4664 today.