As a new parent, it’s your responsibility to provide a safe environment for your child. While child-proofing your home, don’t forget about the windows. Seemingly harmless window treatments with cords can pose strangulation hazards to children. Here are some options to use instead.
4 Child-Safe Window Coverings
1. Plantation Shutters
Plantation shutters are popular in Hawaii because they maximize airflow. Their louvers are easy to maneuver to your desired angle, either with your hand or a lever. The lack of cords makes this window treatment a sleek and child-safe option.
2. Cordless Blinds
Though blinds are common in homes, they’re often risky for children because they’re operated by cords. However, taking out the cords doesn’t diminish their usefulness. An interior system affords the same adjustability while removing cords from the reach of small hands. Advancements in child safety technology have even introduced the LiteRise® system, which lets you raise and lower the blinds by hand without fuss.
3. Roller Shades
Roller shades have always been cordless—they operate with a spring-tension mechanism at the top of the window. Simply pull the shade down, then rewind the roller when you want to reveal the window again. These shades are also easy to clean and repair.
4. Motorized Shades
Motorized shades provide optimal convenience along with safety. Instead of pulling at cords or adjusting the window treatment by hand, the shades will move automatically at your command. Besides a remote, you can even use your smartphone or voice to activate the system.
Find child-safe window treatments for your home at Window Trends in Kalaheo, HI. The local company offers a range of exclusive Hunter Douglas® products, plus you can count on them for installation and repairs. Check out the child-proof products on their website, and call (808) 332-9844 to set up a free on-site consultation at your home. You can also find more interior design tips on their Facebook page.