Custom shutters and window treatments are a great addition to any home and offer a number of benefits for buyers. Not only do they add flair to any living space, the right shutters can also cut back on energy costs and protect your interior from environmental conditions.
However, if you are like many families with young children, newly-installed shutters and window treatments can be a safety hazard. If you have small children running around your home, there is a risk that your window treatments could potentially interfere or injure a child who isn’t paying close attention to his surroundings.
To avoid potential accidents, consider these quick facts before installing future window treatments:
Opt For Kid-Friendly Windows
Whether you’re renovating, or moving into a new home, new parents may want to consider the need for kid-friendly shutters and window treatments.
Eliminate any possible hazards that could harm your child by installing plantation shutters.
Children have a tendency to dislodge objects and tug on anything in sight. With plantation shutters, this isn’t an issue. Unlike conventional blinds and curtains, plantation shutters are attached to the window and can’t be torn down.
Watch the Curtains
Children love to explore and can easily hide behind long drapes and curtains. This can result in tugging on material that can slip and injure your child.
Be mindful when you are installing curtain rods by properly measuring the amount of distance between mounting brackets. You want to make sure that the rod fits securely as possible so that it’s less likely to come loose from its brackets if tampered with.
For additional safety, pull back long drapes and curtains and tie them to the side when kids are around. Small children will be less likely to use the curtains as a hiding spot during playtime.
Keep Blinds Out of Reach
If you decide on putting blinds on your windows, be sure to keep them out of reach from small children.
Lift your blinds when children are nearby, and tie any loose cords together to prevent them from being within reach.
No Fragile Window Treatments
Glass window treatments have the potential to cause harm during careless rough-housing.
Try not to install glass window treatments that can easily break or hurt your child if he makes hard contact with the window. Instead, choose safer options such as blinds or shutters.
Child-Proof Your Windows with Regency Shutter & Shade
At Regency Shutter & Shade, we always make sure to address the unique needs and concerns of our customers looking to install our custom shutters and window treatments.
We offer a large selection of kid-friendly plantation shutters, shades, and custom window treatments for every South Florida home.
Regency Shutter & Shade values safety as our highest priority and guarantees nothing but the finest materials in the business.
If you’re interested in learning more about how we can help child-proof your next window treatment, contact us today at 561-612-3183 and see how Regency Shutter & Shade can make all the difference.