Swaying draperies, dangling cords, hanging swags—many window treatments are an accident waiting to happen for pets and young children. Because of this, homeowners with little ones and furry friends need to consider potential hazards when having new window treatments installed. If you’re looking for child- and pet-safe window treatments that don’t lack style, turn to Galaxy Draperies. We install gorgeous, custom-designed window coverings that are as beautiful as they are safe, so you can enhance your home’s interior without having to worry about potential mishaps. Since our founding in 1976, families throughout the Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley area have trusted us to install safe and secure window treatments in their homes, and we’re proud to be a trusted source for premium window treatment solutions.
As a parent, your child’s safety is your paramount concern. You’ve likely made the rest of your house child-safe, but have you considered the potential hazards of window treatments? Pull cords present a strong strangulation hazard for kids; in fact, the majority of injuries from window treatments in kids ages six and under in the U.S. were sustained from pull cords. It only takes a minute of inattention for little ones to accidentally ensnare themselves in the dangling cords on a home’s blinds or shades.
If you’re a cat owner, you probably own at least one dangling cat toy that your feline friend loves. But while playing with dangling toys can entertain your kitty for hours on end, it’s important to note that these toys are very similar to dangling cords on window treatments. Did you know that cats often mistake the dangling cords of shades and blinds for cat toys? If your cat gets ahold of these dangling cords, it can lead to entanglement and choking on the cord’s plastic pull.
Whereas cats are playful, dogs are curious. When you leave the house, they love to nose their way through your blinds or push aside your shades in an attempt to get one last glance at you before you go. This can lead to them getting tangled up in dangling cords. And if your window treatments haven’t been properly installed, they might not be secured to the wall as sturdily as they should be. The rough way in which your pup handles your window treatments could cause them to fall from the wall and injure your dog.
Thanks to technological advancements being made in the industry, there are more pet- and child-safe window treatments available today than ever before. At Galaxy Draperies, we craft an impressive selection of customizable options, including cordless window treatments and motorized window treatments.
Our cordless window treatments are operated via a lift mechanism in the upper or lower rail, allowing you to simply pull or push on the top or bottom of your window treatments to move them into your desired position. While traditional corded window treatments are risky as they present as a strangulation danger for children and pets, cordless window treatments eliminate the need for hanging cords to be a safer option for your kids and pets. Plus, the absence of cords creates a sleek, streamlined appearance.
Our motorized window treatments are known for their effortless operation that homeowners love. All of the motorized window treatments we install may be controlled with Somfy, which work with Alexa and Google Assistant via “if this then that” tech (IFTTT). Additionally, this technology can pair with various other home automation platforms and may also be controlled via an app. This is especially convenient if you aren’t home, as the app may be used from any location so you can adjust your window treatments, and the light and privacy of your residence, regardless of where you are.
What’s more, with motorized window treatments in place, you won’t have to risk your safety trying to precariously balance atop furniture in order to control the light and privacy of difficult-to-reach-windows. Instead, with the simple touch of a button, you can open and close window treatments without breaking a sweat.
Motorized window treatments also do not have a cord, which is important as a cord can present as a dangerous strangulation hazard for children and pets as mentioned earlier.
And when it comes to choosing motorized window treatments, the possibilities are virtually endless as most of the window treatments we offer can be motorized, so you won’t have to worry about limited design options.
To learn more about our cordless and motorized window treatments and what makes them the best choice for child and pet safety, contact Galaxy Draperies today. We would be happy to schedule a free consultation so that you can consult an expert about this important project. We’re proud to serve homeowners in Los Angeles and throughout the San Fernando Valley.
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"From scheduling our appointment to meeting with our designer, Bernadette, and the installer, Alfredo, we were met with professionalism and comforted in knowing we were dealing with people who knew what they were doing. Arrival times were well within the two-hour window. Bernadette shared her knowledge and expertise to help us choose the window treatments that best fit our needs and budget. We are so pleased with the final result and look forward to covering the rest of the window in our home."
"My wife and I recently moved and were in the market for new shades for our bathroom , living room and kitchen . We didn't really have a set vision so it was unbelievable when our designer Karen went through all the possibilities and showed us what would work well with the setup . Karen was not only very professional , she was personable and super knowledgeable about the products. I wish I could have her design the rest of our house ! Great product , great designer, great experience!"
"I would like to say that Galaxy Draperies was the best choice we've made. We recently purchased a new home and wanted to thank Bernadette for the amazing service she provided. I was referred to her by my sister, which also happened to purchase through you guys. Not only did Bernadette make me feel comfortable but it felt like I was working with family."
"Ordered Roman Shades for five windows. Designer who came to our home was nice and professional, Roman Shades arrived on time, the installation was handled by their installer who called and asked if he could come by earlier than our appointment, which was great. He was friendly, professional and did a great job! Highly recommend this company."
"I had a great experience with Galaxy. The designer presented me with several options and was very helpful in designing my window treatments. The installers were very professional, courteous, and careful! I will definitely use them in the future!"