How To Choose Kid- and Pet-Friendly Window Treatments

Many people kid- or pet-proof their home, taking measures like installing cabinet locks and stick-on corner cards, covering electrical outlets, and setting up baby gates. However, one of the biggest aspects that many parents and pet owners tend to forget about are window treatments, which have the potential to harm your precious little ones. In order to avoid injuries, consider the following kid- and pet-friendly window treatments:

Cordless Blinds and Shades

The biggest threat to your kids and pets is unequivocally cords. In fact, corded window coverings are among the top five hidden hazards in American homes, as they pose a strangulation hazard,so it is best to avoid them altogether. Thankfully there are plenty of options to choose from, such as roller shades and honeycomb/cellular shades. Roman shades have external cords on the back of the shades that allow them to be raised or lowered, but because the cords are secured tightly to the fabric no loops can be created, which makes them a safe choice as well.

Motorized Shades

Motorized shades have no cords, and they can also be raised and lowered with the simple push of a button, which is an added bonus! When you’re caring for small pets and children, who has time to go to each window to open the shades each morning and close them at night anyway?


Plantation shutters are perfectly kid- and pet-friendly, as they never come with cords. Instead, these solid and stable window coverings have tilted wooden louvres—similar to slats on blinds—that are fitted to the window frame. They are available in a wide range of materials, with wood and vinyl being the most popular.

Our Selection at Bay Home & Window

If you’re looking for kid- and pet-friendly window treatments for your home in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area, turn to the trusted professionals at Bay Home & Window. We are a family-owned supplier of top-of-the-line, custom window treatments and has been serving discerning homeowners, like yourself, since our founding in 1994. Throughout the years, we have grown to be one of the most lauded companies in the industry, and have performed more than 100,000 installations for customers who continue to recommend us to loved ones and neighbors. In fact, we have earned a spot on the 50 Fastest Growing Companies list by the San Francisco Business Times, as well as the Better Business Bureau for 11 consecutive years, so you can trust we’re the right company for your window treatment project.

When you turn to us for our safe and stylish cordless blinds and shades, motorized shades, shutters, or other window coverings, you will be able to choose from a virtually unlimited array of top-quality materials and design options to achieve a look that is all your own. Once your window treatments have been crafted according to your specifications, we will have our own—never subcontracted—highly trained and experienced professionals install them perfectly to ensure they look and perform as intended for many years to come.

If you would like to learn more about the kid- and pet-friendly window treatments we offer to homeowners in the Greater San Francisco Bay area, contact Bay Home & Window today. And be sure to ask about the convenient financing options we have available to all those who qualify.

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Bay Home & Window partners with Costco. Not only did the Costco collaboration help to give us confidence in the quality of Bay Home & Window, but we also got a great deal on our purchase of window coverings for our whole house! We're very happy with the quality of the product and the high-quality installation work. The window coverings look great.

Andreas W.

Tampa, FL

We had cellular shades installed and it was just want we needed! Finally, we can block out the sun that is just merciless this time of year. I can tell the quality is superb, and install was painless. We had originally ordered light filtering shades and then discovered that it still made the rooms too bright. Bay Home made it easy and affordable to reorder the replacements. They really want us to enjoy our home. Thank you Bay Home & Windows!

Melinda M. 

Tampa, FL

Years ago we bought custom wood shutters throughout our home from Bay Home & Window. We had a great experience and our shutters still look great. Recently we remodeled our closet and had them back to create a custom closet. I had no idea how much we could love a closet. Everyone at Bay Home and Window was easy to work with they helped us figure out the design and utilized every inch of our odd sized space. From appointment scheduling to installation everyone was very professional and exceeded our expectations.

Jill W.

Tampa, FL