Finding Pet-Friendly Window Coverings

Duette® Honeycomb Shade in the Living Room
Duette® Honeycomb Shade in the Living Room

Our furry friends are part of our families, so it’s important that we take them into consideration when selecting new window treatments. After all, their comfort and safety are top of the list. Talk to a trained professional at Blinds & Designs serving San Francisco Bay Area and Marin County; we’ll be happy to help you find the right treatment for all of your family’s needs.

Window Treatment Operating Systems

An important feature of your new window treatments is the operating system. Dangling cords can present a choking hazard, so finding a pet-safe system is best. Hunter Douglas offers a wide selection of lifting systems to enhance child and pet safety, such as:

  • Cord Tensioners
  • Wand Controls
  • Motorization
  • Retractable Lift Cords

Pet-Friendly Hunter Douglas Options

Remember to select the right product and fabric to meet your pet’s personality. No window covering is completely safe from chewing and scratching, but you can take precautions to minimize the hazards. Avoid mini blinds, fabric shades, fabric verticals, draperies, and corded blinds or shades. Here are some of the offerings from Hunter Douglas:

  • Duette® Honeycomb Shades – Made from a very durable fabric and is available in hundreds of colors and opacities. Add the top-down/bottom-up feature with LiteRise® cordless system, and you have the best of all worlds: Lower the top, raise the bottom, or keep them in a combination of both. Honeycomb shades cover the entire window, so dogs tend not to bother them
  • NewStyle™ Hybrid or Palm Beach™ Polysatin Shutters – Both are very durable and difficult for pets to maneuver open. Shutters can withstand slight to medium pressure. Available in grain-like finishes, whites and off-white colors, and three slat sizes. Dust with a cloth
  • Vertical Solutions Vinyl Blinds – An economical solution for sliding or patio doors. Available in 3 ½” slat size in an array of patterns and colors. If closed, your pets can nudge the slats to see outside and then they will fall back into place. The vinyl slats are also very easy to clean

Dealer Only Exclusivity for Hunter Douglas Window Treatments

Hunter Douglas products can only be sold by authorized dealers that must meet stringent guidelines to carry the Hunter Douglas line. Gallery dealers are the most renowned of all Hunter Douglas stores, with exclusive access to the most distinguished product lines, including the Alustra Collection. Authorized Hunter Douglas dealers must also prove themselves with specialized training and certifications in window treatments, interior design, installation and measuring. Hunter Douglas partners with the best in the industry to make sure their products are presented and sold by only experienced professionals.

Finding Pet-Friendly Window Treatments in San Francisco and Marin County CA

Blinds & Designs offers a full line of quality window treatments to homeowners and commercial clients throughout the San Francisco and Marin County areas, including Burlingame, Hillsborough, Atherton, and Los Altos. With an ongoing commitment to high quality products and exceptional service, we’ve been serving our communities for over 14 years. Stop by our showrooms in San Francisco or Tiburon to see a variety of motorization displays in our showroom, contact us or call 415-921-4212 for more information.

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