October begins the nationwide Window Cord Safety Effort

This month we are devoting our column to your window covering safety. We are sharing the article from the Window Covering Safety Council website:

The Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) are urging parents and caregivers during October to check their window coverings for exposed or dangling cords that can pose a strangulation hazard to infants and young children, and to retrofit or replace them with today’s safer products. 

Motorized convenience

When was the last time you pulled up in front of your garage, got out of your car, manually opened the garage-door, got back in your car, drove your car in the garage, and then manually closed it again?

Energy loss

Summer is here with temperatures in the high 90’s and heat beating through our windows, robbing the rooms of precious cool air. Did you know that as much as 50% of our heating & cooling energy is lost through our windows?

The right amount of light

By definition, light is something that makes vision possible. Light can affect your mood and enhance your surroundings; but what can you do in a room where there is too much light? 

Make your window treatments the focal point

By Joan Miller
The Blind Ladies

When it comes to window treatments, they should be a focal point in any room. If you don’t want bare or uninteresting, add a layer over your blinds, shades, or shutters. Layering can be done in a variety of ways.

What’s hot in the world of window treatments? 

Simplicity. Clean lines and a casual feel. 

I like to watch Home Remodeling and Real Estate type TV shows. What I see there reflects the latest in design trends in new construction and remodeling in our area. The minimal look & feel predominates.