If you have a garage, you probably donâ€™t think twice about having a garage-door opener. Thereâ€™s no way youâ€™re getting out of the car to open the door! (Well, not in 2017 anyway) And what about your TV remoteâ€”some of us were designated channel changers as kidsâ€¦ahem. As humans have done for millennia, weâ€™re always coming up with ways to make life easier, more attractive, safer, and fun!
Thatâ€™s where you find home dÃ©cor now: at the crossroads of fun and functional. Motorized blinds and shades knock both out of the park, so letâ€™s take a closer look at how theyâ€™ll change your life:
It has to be said, especially during National Window Covering Safety Month, that motorized blinds and shades are cordless and therefore safer for homes with young children and pets. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission ranks blinds and shades with cords as one of the top-five hidden hazards in our homes, and recommends replacing older, corded products with newer ones. You can also automatically control motorized blinds and shades to be out of the way when your little one is awake.
Each minute in the United States four homes are burglarized. Making it look like youâ€™re home, night and day, is an important crime deterrent, and moving your window coverings while youâ€™re not home is easy with motorization. When you connect motorized window coverings to a home automation system, you can program your blinds to lower automatically in the evening and rise in the morning on a daily basis, or operate them remotely with your home automation app. No one will know youâ€™re not home.
Control all your shades simultaneously or individually from a wall switch or with a remoteâ€”itâ€™s your choice! And, motorization is like an invisible ladder to your skylights. Now you can flood your home with sun through your skylights or other hard-to-reach windows, and instantly close them up when you want blackout, dark conditions for sleeping or watching TV; All with the touch of a button. Also when smart technology and energy efficiency combineâ€”watch out. Remote sensors placed on motorized window coverings can detect how much sunlight your room is getting and move the shades accordingly. This also helps protect your couch, rugs, and wood floors from fading in the sun.
Trends have a habit of sticking aroundâ€”especially ones that increase the worth of our most valuable assets! Yes, motorizing your blinds and shades right now allows you a certain cachet, but in five years it might be standard, like garage door openers and TV remotes. Your investment in motorized window coverings now will pay off for years down the road.
It used to be that motorized blinds were only for the movies.Â Turns out, as technology advances, it has in the blind industry as well.Â Motorized is now not just available to movie stars or for something cool in a movie, but available to the everyday consumer for a reasonable price as well!Â Think about how great that is â€“ life changing even;Â from a functional perspective AND a dÃ©cor perspective as well.
Functionally; I mean letâ€™s be serious. Who hasnâ€™t woken up and not wanted to get out of bed to close the blinds? Or been sitting on the couch watching a football game when the sun comes in and starts hitting the tv.Â Eating dinner, when the sun sets just enough to be in your eyes?Â Getting dressed when you realize your neighbors are having a BBQ? Now, you have a remote control to deal with those situations.Â You can operate shades that will raise up and down with one click.Â You can operate the tilting function of blinds just as easily. The feature is available on any type of blind, which allows it to work where you need shade, privacy, or darkness. The best part is, motorized eliminates issues related to child safety, and thereâ€™s not even anything for your kids to play with like on cordless blinds!
From a dÃ©cor perspective, it will also work anywhere â€“ because it can be added to anything! You can add motorized options to a decorative roman shade in your dining room, or a functional cellular black out shade in your bedroom.Â And they look so clean, no more strings hanging down, no need for continuous chain loops that are always showing on your window frames.
Even better, youâ€™ll feel like a movie star when you have them in your own home!!Continue Reading
The most convenient way to control your window treatment.
In this high tech world we are currently living in, it’s no surprise that every time you turn around there is some new invention. The other day I saw a refrigerator with a built in coffee maker! So of course, why would the world of window treatments be any different. The dream â€“ that many of us have seen in the movies, where the actress flips a switch, and the blinds close down for a mid-day nap â€“ is now a reality to the average consumer.
The motorized feature is not only cool â€“ but it’s extremely handy, and not surprisingly comes with a whole bunch of customization options. If you have an open floor plan on your main floor, you can sync up to 15 different shades to one remote â€“ in the morning, hit one button, they all raise up, and before bed, lower them down! This surely beats having to walk around to 15 different shades to close off your house in the evenings. Another great option is to use it in your bedroom. Some people love to wake up to pitch black, while others love waking up to the sun streaming in your windows. With a remote, you don’t even need to get out of bed to have this option.
They are most convenient â€“ and likely the reason they were designed for â€“ hard to reach windows. The gorgeous window over the foyer (that unfortunately is leading to fading of all of your floors and furniture), the fantastic window over the tub that fills the bathroom with light (except that your neighbors aren’t all that far away), or the transom windows in your living room (that are awesome until you want to watch the television in the afternoon).
Motorization can be added to the majority of shades as well â€“ so you aren’t limited in your options. Any cellular, pleated, or roller shade can have the upgrade. Even real wood blinds can have motorization added â€“ and gives you the ability with the touch of a button to tilt the slats open and closed. The best part is, while it does add to the cost, the feature is affordable to add on.Continue Reading