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The Top Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in Honolulu

January 17, 2019

When the whole family is in the house for long batches of time, your home might start to feel smaller than normal. Main rooms, like bedrooms and the family room, can easily fill up with toys. Wall hangings  and window treatments  can get destroyed during a spontaneous game of catch or hot lava innocent roughhousing a unofficial game of inside catch.  Finger and paw prints can reflect on any item, showing you exactly which spaces your family was in.

Like everything in your home it should come as no shock that you probably already understand that you should have special window treatments for kids and pets in Honolulu. These treatments should be simple to clean and a snap to operate -- and able to hold up to any active activity. And the first step is getting rid of those brittle window shades and blinds and trying out something like a Polywood® plantation shutter.

Parents Lifting Child In Front of Window Treatments 

The Reasoning Against Blinds And Curtains 

Blinds have a habit of breaking around children and pets in Honolulu. Most blinds use a series of thin slats that are suspended on each side by cords. This allows the blind to sway against the window. This makes the window treatment light and flexible. Blinds can adequately cover your windows, but they can damage easily during a bit of roughhousing. A quick bump or a fuzzy face peeping through it can tear a slat away from the cord or break it. Also, any cords hanging down are a hazard for both children and pets.
Dogs Looking Out Of Window Treatments
Curtains and drapes may not fare much better with kids or animals. Because they are suspended from a rod above the frame, they can ripped away with a good pull. Curtains that reach the ground are the perfect height for crawling babies or clawed cats to grab onto. Keeping them clean also becomes a problem, as getting rid of paint-covered handprints or muddy paw markings anything beyond everyday wear-and-tear or pet hair and stains will stay until you take them to the professional dry cleaners.

Polywood Plantation Shutters Are The Ideal Window Treatments For Kids and Pets In Honolulu 

Mom and daughter in front of window

Faux wood plantation shutters, such as our Polywood® shutters, are the top window treatment to hold up to your family’s active lifestyle. Plantation shutters let natural light in, but use a durable construction instead of relying on fragile cords like blinds. With sturdy louvers and an easy tilting system, your shutters will hold up to your active kids and frisky pets.

Polywood® shutters are also great for children and animals because they clean easier than blinds or curtains and don’t warp, splinter, or crack. The solid louvers can take about everything thrown at them -- no matter what game your kids can concoct so don’t worry about finding replacement window treatments. Plantation shutters are also cord-free, making them a reliably safe window covering for your family. And if something does happen, Polywood® shutters are backed with a Lifetime Warranty.

Plantation Shutters Help Make A Creative Study Space In Honolulu

Family room with wall map and plantation shutters

While Polywood® plantation shutters can hold up to your kids’ indoor sports league, they can also create a creative study space. Outside light helps stimulate growing brains, but sun glare can be a distraction. Luckily, you can direct your plantation shutters so that no matter what time of day studying occurs, you can let the natural light in or block the sun glare out. Sun glare is never an issue for your “students” because they won't get the sun in their eyes.

To help with online school, simply close the louvers completely to suppress outside noise. Now, the sound of traffic or lawn equipment won’t distract your students. Your learners won’t even be able to complain about the temperature of the room, as your faux wood shutters will keep your rooms comfortable due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency qualities. And if your paper-mache volcano happens to get out of hand, just wipe the debris off your plantation shutters with a wet cloth.

Let A Sunburst Expert Help You Family-Proof Your Windows

You could just leave the the blinds up and keep on yelling about bumping into the curtains. Or you can have a professional demonstrate how Polywood® shutters can be the perfect window treatment for kids and pets. To arrange a no cost in-home or virtual design consultation, contact us at 808-797-2004 or send in the form below today.