Part of shopping for new window fashions is recognizing all of the functionality you’ll need—now as well as in the future. Which means accounting for pets you have now or intend to get later. Because dogs and cats are naturally curious about the outside world—and are both well-known to get themselves into trouble—it’s important to choose window treatments that make sense for your four-legged friends. At Georgia Blinds & Interiors here in Atlanta, we understand the importance of child and pet safety when it comes to window fashions, and we’ll be happy to help you find the right solution for your home. Speak with one of our consultants today!
Tips for Pets
Be sure to avoid mini blinds, fabric shades, fabric verticals, draperies, and corded blinds or shades. Pets love to see outside, so keep your blinds or shades raised partway to avoid your pet damaging your window coverings. Here are a few product selections from Hunter Douglas that will add style and are pet-safe.
- Duette® Honeycomb Shades are made from a very durable fabric that comes in hundreds of colors and opacities. With a cordless operating system—especially because you can adjust these beauties with the top-down/bottom-up feature that lets you raise or lower from the top, bottom, or both—and you have a winner. Plus, honeycomb shades cover the entire window, so dogs tend not to bother them.
- NewStyle™ Hybrid or Palm Beach™ Polysatin Shutters are both very durable and difficult for pets to maneuver open. The slats can withstand slight to medium pressure, and they’re available in good-looking grain-like finishes, whites and off-white colors, and three slat sizes. Plus, they’re easy to clean—simply dust with a cloth.
- Designer Roller & Screen Shades can be raised to a comfortable position, so your pet can see out. They offer a sleek modern style with remarkably smooth operation, ease of lifting and the smallest light gap in the industry. Roller and screen shades are available in hundreds of fabric choices, opacities, textures, and solids.
Lift System Options
The operating system is just as important as the product itself. To avoid strangling hazards, be sure to avoid corded window fashions. With your new Hunter Douglas purchase, you can choose from systems that are cordless or have retractable lift cords, cord tensioners, or wand controls. The cream of the crop from Hunter Douglas is PowerView motorization. PowerView® motorization is a wireless operating system that can be used with a PowerView® Pebble® remote or with your mobile device or tablet, even if you’re not at home.
Finding Pet-Friendly Window Treatments in Atlanta, GA
Georgia Blinds & Interiors is a Hunter Douglas Gallery serving the Atlanta and Buckhead, GA, areas. We offer custom blinds, shades, sheers, shutters and draperies to homeowners, realtors, homebuilders, remodeling specialists and interior designers. At Georgia Blinds & Interiors, our experienced staff will make your shopping experience one you won’t forget. Together they will work with you to find the perfect solution for your home. Visit our showroom or contact us for a personal in-home design consultation today!