Ever consider remote control, motorized blinds or smart shades for your home? Now’s your chance. Smart home technology is moving quickly, with 1 in 4 window coverings today equipped with some type of motorization. Sounds hard to believe, but it’s true. Let’s discover the world of smart home tech and why automated window treatments are becoming commonplace in today’s modern home.
It’s Just a Name
By now, you have heard motorized blinds and automated shades called by a number of different names: Smart shades, power blinds, remote control blinds, smart shutters–just to mention a few. It’s easy to be overwhelmed by industry terms, but don’t give up. All you really need to know is what features would benefit your family most, and leave the rest to us! At Bazaar Home Decorating we can help find the product that fits your lifestyle and clear up any naming confusion.
Motorized Blinds OR Smart Shades?
Let’s take a minute to understand the world of power, shall we? When we use the term “motorization”, just think “motor”. All blinds, shades or shutters that move with a motor and are controlled with a tap are in this category. You may choose a product that includes a button on a remote, phone or tablet–or one that requires a nudge on the wand hanging alongside the window shade. Whichever motorized product you choose, it’ll offer simple, convenient control.
Next, is the term automation. Automated window treatments have more enhanced features than our basic motorized offerings. Adjust multiple windows in a variety of rooms at once. Create the atmosphere you desire with scheduled daily adjustments. Your smart shades will open and close with no effort from you–at just the perfect time. Smart shades can integrate with your smart home system, which means you can use the technology you are used to, and just add your shades into the mix for whole home control. For adjustments on the fly, call out a command to Alexa or Siri and watch the magic unfold.
The Choice is Yours
With so many products, you’ll need to narrow down your choices by deciding the way you’ll use your window treatments. With cost an important factor (all tech is pricey!), you may want to prioritize some rooms over others. Do your homework, decide on the right products for your home and you won’t regret the investment.
Or, why not start small and try the wand motorization of SoftTouch? This fan favorite gives you a taste of motorization with the convenience of instant adjustment at the window. The motor in the headrail is where the control starts and stops, making it an affordable option for control.
Then, when you’re ready for more, try PowerView. You can use a remote, your phone or tablet to control your environment. If you have just a few windows you’d like to control, and you are intrigued by the world of motorized shades, this is a great place to start. The tech is hidden in the headrail too!
Finally, when it’s time for complete control, you’ll want integration with smart home technology. Because the smart device you already use is compatible with our window treatment collection, you’re already halfway there. The optimal experience awaits when you’re ready for it, this is what intelligence of automation includes:
- Connect with other smart home devices
- Control numerous shades on a schedule
- Enjoy favorite settings & scenes
- Use voice commands to make adjustments
The possibilities for your home are endless! Still have questions, ask away. With 1 in 4 window treatments adding motorization, we have answers. Our experts can anticipate your needs and design a plan to get you headed in the right direction. Start slow or make the commitment to add smart home tech throughout your home today! It’s an exciting time in the industry, don’t be left behind. Get in touch with us for a FREE Consultation in our showroom or at your home. Let’s begin the journey to making your home the showplace it deserves to be.