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Add Character to Your New Construction

One of the most common complaints of new construction homes is the lack of character. As I’ve busily saved money for the past few years to build my dream home, I’ve often been worried about this important issue myself. However, while completing some research, I’ve discovered many ways to add character to a newer home. For instance, installing crown molding, a wooden staircase, and trey ceilings are great ways to fill a new abode with character. Another great idea is to install a stained glass window. These colorful beautiful additions give your home old world flair. On this blog, you will learn how to add character to your new place by installing stained glass windows.

3 Window Coverings That Are Ideal For People With Pets

One of the more annoying aspects of having a cat or dog is trying to keep them from destroying your window coverings in their eagerness to look outside or sit in the sun. Listed below are three window coverings that are ideal for people with pets.

Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters are one of the best window coverings that you can purchase, mostly due to their durability and aesthetic appeal. Unlike normal blinds, plantation shutters tend to not only have blinds that you can open and close but are also able to be opened into your home entirely to give you a completely unobstructed view out of your window.

The primary reason that plantation shutters make such a good option when you have pets in your home is that they are typically made out of wood, which means that the slats in the plantation shutters are not easily moved or bent by a curious animal. Since the slats will not move out of the way easily, most dogs and cats will simply give up and move along rather than expending the effort to break the slats to access the window.

Vertical Blinds

Another way to keep your pets from destroying your window coverings is to invest in options that allow your pets to look out of or sit in the window without having to break or tear anything. As a result, vertical blinds are ideal for this as the slats in vertical blinds are often only connected to the railing installed at the top of the window.

Since the slats are not connected to one another at the bottom of the vertical blinds, your pet can simply nudge the slats to one aside and slip into the window without causing any damage. This will not only make your pets happy since they can enjoy the view but it will also make your life a lot easier as you will not have to keep paying for new blinds due to pet-related damages.

Cellular Shades

Finally, you should consider utilizing cellular shades if you have a pet that is habitually destroying blinds to get into the window. The reason for this is that the cellular shades will not have slats, which means that there are not going to be any gaps that allow your pet to see an access point to the window. Since your pet will not see a path to try to squeeze between slats or to bend slats out of the way, he or she is more likely to simply leave the window covering alone or find a more easily accessible window.

Visit a local home improvement store today, or a local window store like AAA Blind & Shutter Factory, in order to see the wide range of window coverings that are available to you. Plantation shutters, vertical blinds, and cellular shades are all good options for people with pets that keep destroying or damaging traditional blinds.