What are the best window treatments for Austin families with kids? Draperies, shades, and blinds that are cordless and created from easy to clean materials are among the best choices. Let’s look at the options:
Faux wood is a fantastic choice. Children and pets are synonymous with stains. By opting for faux wood rather than fabric, stains are no longer a foregone conclusion where window treatments are concerned. Easy to wipe and clean, this is the perfect solution for children’s bedrooms, high traffic areas, and glass front entries where little hands and puppy noses make frequent contact with window treatments. The durability of faux wood also means they should last until tiny toddler hands stained with finger-paints and mudpies have transformed into less grubby teenage hands.
Why are hi-tech shades the perfect choice for a home with children? Savings. We all know that raising children can be an expensive endeavor. Motorized shades programmed to lower and rise at key times throughout the day can go a long way to help reduce energy bills. Perfect in patio rooms or as a means to wake naturally with a sunrise, or even as a security measure when away from home, motorized shades are amazing for many reasons. According to health experts, rising early with the sun as the human body is biologically programmed to do is part of a healthy living lifestyle.
As well as being a cost saving addition to a busy family home, seniors can also benefit from motorized shades that are easy to use at the touch of a button. No more struggling with cords and cables with aging hands that may have lost some of their dexterity.
Easy to control with timers in the home or remotely via smart device, save some nickels and dimes on energy bills that can be better spent on your family. Install motorized shades and program them to coincide with Austin’s sunrise and sunset schedule.
Indoor window treatments are not the only options available for homes with children. How many homes have little ones with afternoon naptimes? With motorized exterior shades babes can nap in maximum comfort in a darkened room that is cooler and more restful. By blacking out as much light as possible babies and children fall asleep faster and rest more comfortably. Exterior shades become even more valuable during Summer when daylight hours can extend into a child’s bedtime. August Austin sunsets can sometimes be as late as 8:30 PM.
Honeycomb blinds have a long history as a great window treatment for homes with small children. If you don’t want to risk choosing a new, innovative window treatment style that may have some kinks and problems that haven’t yet been worked out, honeycomb blinds are a sure thing. A great insulator, they keep things cooler in the Summer and warmer in the Winter. Cordless styles make them the perfect safety choice in a child’s room or nursery. Full coverage top to bottom provides effective light blocking, darkening a room for a cozier naptime environment.
Options abound in roller shades whether a homeowner opts for solar screen or fabric. In a home with little hands, solar screen is a virtually stain-free material and well worth consideration. Available in cordless models and motorized systems, safety and convenience are all part of a package that helps conserve energy in the home while also looking fabulous.
Still a classic, traditional draperies always add the aesthetics of texture and color to tie in with the rest of your home furnishing statement. High quality, stain resistant fabrics are best selections to use in homes with youngsters. So don’t let the possibility of dirty little fingers persuade you that you can’t have a gorgeous display of custom draperies. Today’s fabrics and innovative fabric treatments make it all possible.
For more information or to get a quote on custom window treatments in your Austin home, please contact us.