Design and Safety: Choosing the Right Windows for Your Kids’ Rooms

Choosing the right windows for your home is an important step in a remodel project. Good windows provide enhanced home security, improve home comfort and energy efficiency, and elevate your curb appeal, all increasing your home’s value.

When it comes to kids’ rooms, it’s important to ensure windows are both comfortable and stylish. The windows need to match those in the rest of your home, but the choice deserves a little extra attention. Here are 4 things to keep in mind when choosing the best windows for a kid’s room. 

1. Energy Efficiency 

If you’re replacing the windows or skylights in your kids’ rooms, make sure to invest in windows that are energy efficient. Not only will this cut energy costs, it will also regulate the temperature in the room, making the space more comfortable. Energy-efficient windows work to limit heat gain and heat loss, so you don’t have to worry about your kids being too hot or cold at night. Plus, highly insulated, energy-efficient windows will keep noise out so your kids can get a good night’s sleep.  

2. Lock

Having windows that lock properly is of utmost importance for children’s rooms. You want to be able to open the windows for proper ventilation, but they also need to be secure. Further, you could opt for pin locks to enable the window to be partially open but unable to be adjusted by a child. This way, if your kids try to play with the windows, they won’t be able to open and close them, plus you’ll feel good knowing no one can enter from the outside. 

3. Furniture Placement

Once you’ve chosen windows for your child’s room, make sure furniture such as the bed and dresser are positioned a safe distance away from them. If furniture is placed directly under a window, it could lead to safety risks as children may be tempted to climb up on the furniture near the window. It’s best to limit such risks and keep safety in mind with furniture placement.

4. Window Treatments 

Once windows are installed, you may consider window treatments. Window blinds with cords are a major safety hazard in homes, especially in kids’ rooms where you’re not always present to supervise. Children can get caught in the cords, so it’s best to eliminate them altogether. Beyond safety, cord-free blackout curtains will help keep the room dark from night well into morning to help nurture kids’ sleep. 

Deciding on windows for your kids’ rooms is an important decision that should factor in safety, comfort and great design. Consider these 4 tips when choosing them!