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Are Motorized Window Treatments Right for You?

Are Motorized Window Treatments Right for You?

Feb 06, 2023

Motorized window treatments can add a feeling of luxury, safety, and convenience to your home. However, many home and business owners are unaware of the latest in motorized window treatments. There are more available than you thought, and they might be the answer for your window treatment design plan.

What are Motorized Window Treatments?

Motorized window treatments operate via remote control or even through an app. With a push of a button, you can raise and lower blinds or open and close shades. If you’re feeling a little more high-tech, you can program your blinds, shades, or curtains to operate on your preferred schedule through an app. Either way, you’ve got convenience and the added safety of knowing the windows are covered whether you’re home or away.

One of the most attractive features of motorized window treatments is the cordless, sleek, clean look. Long cords are far too tempting for small children and pets, and they can easily turn a playful experience into a dangerous hazard. Eliminating the cords makes the room safer and clutter-free.

What Types of Window Treatments Can be Motorized?

While many people are familiar with motorized blinds, you also have the option of motorized shades and curtains. This allows you to choose which window treatments suit your style while having the convenience of automation. Let’s dive into the specificities of each style.

First off, blinds, pick a direction, width, and material. You have the options of horizontal or vertical, wide or thin, and vinyl or wood. As a versatile window covering, you can shut them for complete privacy while allowing some natural light to seep into your home, have them slightly open so you can keep up with the happenings outside without your neighbors keeping up with your happenings inside, or you can let loose and draw those bad boys wide open so that your outdoor view is not distorted and your neighbors can see how much fun you are while they watch you dance with your pet.

Next, shades. Remember that terrifying feeling of drawing your shades just hoping they showed some decency and cooperated? I’m sure we can all relate to feeling in control while pulling the shades down only to have that confidence stripped away as the shades snapped out of our hands, winding up to the top for a second attempt. Well, fear no more, not only are shades manageable and cooperative, but they’re also stylish with various colors and styles. Create a versatile, elegant look with motorized Roman Shades that can be drawn top-down and bottom-up, or make your outside living space more livable by protecting you from the harsh sun with some stellar Exterior Shades.

Let’s keep the ball rolling with curtains and draperies. They are also a part of the bevy of motorized window treatments. With a simple app, you can program your curtains to open with the sunrise and close when the daylight fades. Or maybe it’s an excessively hot day, you know the days, where even getting up from the couch exerts too much energy. Please, stay seated, sip on some ice-cold water, and watch your curtain block out the blazing sun with a push of a button. Motorized curtains add a finished look to sitting rooms, elegance to a master bedroom, and a cheery atmosphere to a kitchen.

Are you the Perfect Candidate for Motorized Window Treatments?

As you think about adding motorized window treatments to your home or business, turn to the experts at Southwest Blinds & Shutters for personalized in-home guidance and tips. Our professional design experts look forward to sitting down with you and helping you decide if motorized window treatments are right for you. Contact us today to schedule a free in-home consultation and let us help you design your windows.

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