Best Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in Tampa

Eric Ramsey

When everyone is home for long batches of time, your home might begin to look smaller than normal. Main play areas, like bedrooms and the family room, can easily become cluttered with play things. Wall hangings  and window treatments  can get destroyed during a lively game of catch or hot lava innocent roughhousing a quick game of inside catch.  Finger smudges and nose prints can be seen on any surface, detailing exactly what place your family was in.

Like everything else in your house it should come as no surprise that you probably already realize that you should have some heavy-duty window treatments for kids and pets in Tampa. They should be simple to clean and a snap to operate -- and able to hold up to an active family. And the first step is ditching those easily broken window shades and blinds and switching to something better like a faux wood plantation shutter.

Parents Lifting Child In Front of Window Treatments 

The Case Against Blinds And Curtains 

Hanging blinds are prone to damage around pets and kid in Tampa. Most blinds use a series of thin slats that are suspended on each side by slender cords. This allows the blind to be light and flexible. This makes the window treatment light and flexible. Blinds can adequately cover your windows, but they can break during a bout of roughhousing. A swift jostle or a fuzzy face peeping through the slats can rip a slat off the cord or snap it in half. Plus, any cords hanging down can be a hazard for both kids and animals.
Dogs Looking Out Of Window Treatments
Curtain panels may not fare any better with kids and pets. Because they are suspended from a rod without anything underneath, they can torn down with a few good tugs. Ones that extend to the baseboards are the perfect height for a small child or curious pups to grab onto. Keeping them clean also becomes a problem, as erasing ink handprints or paw markings anything past everyday wear-and-tear or pet pawprints and handprints will have to wait until you take them to the professional dry cleaners.

Polywood Plantation Shutters Are The Best Window Treatments For Kids and Pets In Tampa 

Mom and daughter in front of window

Faux wood plantation shutters, like our Polywood® shutters, are the best option to hold up to your family. Plantation shutters let natural light in, but use a solid craftsmanship instead of using fragile cords. With sturdy louvers and an easy tilting system, they can withstand your energetic kids and frisky pets.

Faux wood shutters are also great for children and animals because they are much easier to clean than blinds and don’t 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 cord-free, which makes them a safe window treatment for your kids. And if your shutters do break, Polywood® shutters are backed with a Lifetime Warranty.

Plantation Shutters Can Make A Creative Study Center In Tampa

Family room with wall map and plantation shutters

While durable plantation shutters can stand up to your kids’ indoor soccer match, they can also create a calming study space. Natural sunlight can motivate young brains, but sun glare can disrupt learning. Fortunately, you can angle your shutter louvers so that no matter what time of day learning occurs, you can bring the light in or block the glare out. Sun glare never is an issue for your “students” because they won't get the glare in their eyes.

If your kids are doing online classes, you can close the louvers completely to muffle outside clatter. Now, the sound of traffic or lawn equipment won’t disturb learning. Your learners won’t complain about heat loss in their learning space, as your plantation shutters keep everything just the right temperature due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency benefits. And if art class happens to be more than expected, just rub the mess off your plantation shutters with a wet cloth.

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

You could stick the blinds up and keep on yelling about bumping into the curtains. Or you can have a professional show you how Polywood® shutters are the perfect window treatment for your family. To book a no cost in-home or virtual design consultation, contact us at 813-580-7288 or complete the form below today.