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Child Safety blog

Planning to decorate your child’s room often feels like more fun than work. And why not? This is the one room in your house you can go completely wild with lively patterns, bright color palettes, and themes ranging from NASCAR to rain forests.  But health and safety are actually the foremost factors when considering a makeover for your child’s room. Luckily, that doesn’t mean you have to forgo adorable.

Furnishings

When shopping for furniture, you may feel it’s cost effective to plan in advance for when your child becomes older.  But for safety reasons the furniture you select for your child’s room should be properly sized for your child’s current size. For example, that delightful work table or desk you found should be at a height that doesn’t force your child to have to continually stretch to work with ease, or the chair so high it tips over because your child has to climb to sit on it.  Also steer clear of collapsible furniture and be mindful of furniture placement.  Keep tables, stools, chairs, etc. far away from windows and shelves. And allow plenty of vacant area as a safe spot for your child to play and enjoy his or her new awesome new space.

Non-Toxic MaterialsChild Safety Blog

Because some carpeting and fabric used in drapery and upholstery can release gasses or fibers into the air that can cause irritation, proper ventilation and filtration should be a consideration for your child’s room. Another option is selecting furniture, fabrics, accessories and even paint made from non-toxic materials.  Hand-painted tables, chairs and shelves can make your accent color really pop. Luckily, there are wide varieties of paint colors manufactured by companies committed to environmentally-friendly products that are zero VOC, zero emissions, and have practically no odor. 

WindowsChild Safety Blog

Natural light helps create lovely ambiance and a positive environment for your child.  Studies have shown that natural light along with bright colors improve learning. Window treatments are a superb choice to control the amount of light and privacy but they can also achieve greater child (and pet) safety if you opt for cordless manual and motorized operating systems, as well as retractable lift cords, cord tensioners and wand controls. These safe and easy to operate fashionable window treatments are available in a wide variety of designs, fabrics and materials so you don’t have to give up lively patterns or colors.  And with their lifetime guarantee they can enhance your children’s rooms until they head off to college.

Non-slip Flooring

Your child’s room isn’t the only room in your room that could use design protection.  In order to keep your entire family healthy and safe turn your attention to the flooring in your bathroom, kitchen, and living room too.  For instance, floor tiles are available in an array of beautiful styles and should also be resistant to fungus or mold. Textured styles for your kitchen and bath are an excellent choice to avoid slipping. Area rugs add color and accent a room to be sure, but should also have non-slip under coatings or be tacked down.  For the safety of your family and guests remove any drastic level changes in flooring throughout the house as they can all result in unforeseen injuries.

The Blind Guy at the Alameda County Home & Garden Shows!

Just last weekend The Blind Guy attended the Alameda County Fairgrounds Home & Garden Shows! The 27th Annual “Fall Show” took place on October 4 -6, 2013. [Read more…]

Top Window Covering Brand of the Year is Hunter Douglas

Hunter Douglas Honored for Quality & Innovation in Window Coverings

We’re proud to be a dealer of the Window Covering Brand of the Year – Hunter Douglas! The Harris Poll EquiTrend® study measured window covering brands based on quality, familiarity and purchase consideration. At The Blind Guy, we offer a full line of Hunter Douglas brand window fashions that are designed, developed and custom-assembled in the United States.

Hunter Douglas Products Honored as Best in Class

In addition to being honored with the Window Covering Brand of the Year Award from EquiTrend, the Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) also recognized many Hunter Douglas products as the best in the industry. [Read more…]

We’re at the Contra Costa Home & Garden Show This Weekend!

The Blind Guy is at the Contra Costa Home & Garden Show this Weekend!

Come see us at the 28th Annual “Spring Show”~ April 5 • 6 • 7, 2013
Friday Noon-6 • Saturday 10-6 • Sunday 10-6
Located at the 
Sleep Train Pavilion in  Concord, CA. [Read more…]

Visit The Blind Guy at Northern California Home and Landscape Expo

We are at the Northern California Home and Landscape Expo this weekend – January 25-27, 2013. This is the big show of the year!  We are in building A, both A133!  Please come and see us! [Read more…]

The Blind Guy Has a New Look!

Keep an eye out for The Blind Guy’s newest custom wrapped sales vehicle. This little car brings all the blinds, shades, shutters and drapery books to the comfort of your home! [Read more…]

The Blind Guy Earns Esteemed 2012 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service

The Blind Guy has earned the service industry-coveted 2012 Angie’s List Super Service Award, an honor awarded annually to approximately 5 percent of all the companies rated on Angie’s List, the nation’s leading provider of consumer reviews on local service companies.

This is the 3rd year in a row!  We want to thank all of our wonderful customers for helping The Blind Guy to make this possible! [Read more…]