The Many Benefits of Cordless Blinds and Shades
The benefits of cordless window treatments extend far beyond child safety.
If you have ever visited our blog before, especially in October, you know that cordless window treatments are recommended by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for homes with children. You know that “Children and window cords don’t mix,” according to the Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC). You know that 2.3 million children are accidentally injured every year by window cords, based on statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And if this is your first time ever visiting our blog, now you know. But we are here to tell you that the benefits of cordless window treatments extend far beyond child safety.
Exploring the Benefits of Cordless Blinds and Shades
“Thankfully, we’ve come a long way from the days of hiding them behind basic mini blinds,” says Carolyn Forté, Home Appliances & Textiles Director in the Good Housekeeping Research Institute.
Nowadays, homeowners have more options than ever before when it comes to window treatments: wood blinds, faux wood blinds, aluminum blinds, wood shutters, vinyl shutters, honeycomb shades, and the list goes on and on. But it’s not just the styles and materials homeowners have to consider. The right lift system can make all of the difference. Just as there are many different styles of window treatments, there are also many different styles of lift systems. Each is unique and provides end users with vastly different functionality. The lift system everyone is talking about today is cordless lift.
Cordless lift eliminates – you guessed it – all cords and allows you to raise and lower your shade with the smooth operation of a continuous cord loop. Besides the added safety factor, this unique functionality also offers several other benefits as well. For starters, cordless window treatments are easy to operate. Simply lift up and down. Then, of course, comes aesthetic appeal. Cordless window coverings give your windows a more streamlined, modern look that is sure to compliment your home decor. No more cords to try and hide. No more cords posing a threat to your children. No more cords for your dog or cat to play with and ultimately ruin your window treatments. No more cords to…well, just no more cords. Period. Sleek, easy to use, and safe, cordless is the future of window coverings.