Best Window Treatments If You Have Pets

Calling all pet lovers! It's no secret that owning a pet comes with a bit of damage control. Whether you have a dog, cat, or both, they each seem to have their own way of being oblivious to their surroundings occasionally. When their natural instincts and excitement kick in, sometimes they're hard to hold back no matter how trained. But we love them anyway! Thankfully, we have many pet lovers at Budget Blinds Snohomish County, and have come up with some of the best window treatments for you to choose, avoiding damage the next time you pet sees a squirrel waltz by.

Going Cordless

First and foremost, no matter what type of window treatment you have in your Mill Creek home, going cordless is one of the quickest ways to avoid trouble. Cats are infamous for swatting hanging cords, pulling them, getting tangled in them...while dogs are clumsy enough to get completely wrapped up, freak out, and pull your entire window treatment to the ground. Not only are they dangerous for your pet and your window treatment, but they are also a very tempting chew toy to a new puppy. Instead of dangling this free toy in front of them, you're better off going cordless altogether.

Vertical Blinds

With all the wildlife in the Pacific Northwest, especially Washington, it's nearly impossible to keep your cat or dog from outside distractions. Even with the blinds closed, they seem to have a sixth sense for another creature or human walking into their territory. Curiosity simply gets the best of them, and they'll do whatever it takes to see what's going on. Unfortunately, your blinds take the beating. Vertical Blinds, however, are a great option. Since they are normally wider slats hanging vertically, it's easy for your dog or cat to move them aside to get a peak outdoors, while letting them fall right back into place once they decide to move on with their day. Worst case scenario if your pet still happens to chew on slat, all you have to do is replace that one slat instead of buying all new blinds.

Faux Wood Blinds

Like Vertical Blinds, Faux Wood Blinds come in wider slats although horizontal, allowing your pet to have a bigger view through each slat when they are open. Because of the way they are made, you can also replace individual pieces instead of getting a whole new set. Just make sure to purchase the cordless option!

Plantation Shutters

Plantation Shutters are great since they are durable enough to hold their own against well meaning excited pets. Some cats can even open and close these by themselves! But if you have a pet with a love for chewing, keep your eyes on these or buy them in a faux wood version to keep from expensive replacements.

Roller Shades

Not only are these easy to handle without a cord, but they are also super simple to clean since they don't collect dust or pet hair like some fabrics. Roller Shades are very lightweight, so your dog or cat could easily slip behind them when they are down. However, if that poses a potential problem (depending on your pet), you can always leave them half way up to give them ample viewing space without jeopardizing your privacy.

Being blessed with living in such a beautiful area like Millcreek, our pets are prone to be exposed to all kinds of wildlife all year long, even from inside the house. With a little preparation, we can help turn your Everett home into a space that not only meets your needs, but allows your furry companion to live out their curiosities as well.

If this Budget Blinds of Snohomish County article has you wondering how you can upgrade your space by changing your window treatments, we would love to help! Sign up for a Free Consultation, where you will have one on one attention to bring your goals to reality.