{window treatment wednesday: pet friendly solutions}


Pet friendly window treatment options.

Pet friendly window treatment solutions.Hirshfield’s Shop at Home service in Minneapolis is home to not only some of the best options the window treatment world has to offer brought straight to you, but it is also home to some of the most experienced and creative window treatment experts in the Twin Cities. Kathryn Gravening serves as one of those professionals offering up understanding of construction, fiber, color and design. To those with four-legged friends at home, she also has first-hand knowledge on how to select window treatments that owners and pets alike will love.

Window Treatment Tips for Homes with Pets

Are you a cat or a dog person? Window treatments depend on the pet. Most dogs and cats similarly like to watch the outside world. They are interested in squirrels, birds, mail persons, and neighbors. Or just lying in the sun. Rough life, right?

Any window treatment that allows for observation during the day works well for our inquisitive four-legged friends. This means a window treatment that can be pulled to the side, such as a drapery or vertiglide, or one that sits above their reach like a shade or wood blind.

Large dogs use their strength to be especially nosy. They sometimes push objects aside, so a flexible product like panels or Roman shades are a must. Pets will manage to get into about anything. Keep pet safety issues in mind while offering that prime view of the squirrel outside. Choose cordless systems so cats won’t get caught up in cords. Anchor drapery rods so they won’t pull out from the wall when the draperies become a hiding place for the cat or a cozy nook for the dog.

You don’t have to sacrifice fabrics to accommodate a pet. Most fabrics can be treated with a stain-resistant coating to protect against equally messy children and pets. This protection can be applied when the fabric is ordered. Durable, washable fabrics like cottons and polyester make maintenance a breeze. If a more distinct, hard treatment is what you desire, wood blinds and vinyl vertices can be wiped down with soap and water. The ever-present pet hair and dander can be removed by vacuums, damp sponges, or lint brushes.

Keep your home happy and a safe haven for your whole family, four-legged members included!

Since Frank and Elizabeth Hirshfield opened their first store in 1894, it has been our mission to do the best job possible meeting customer needs and solving customer problems. Hirshfield’s. People and products you can trust.

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