The Benefits & Features of Today’s Motorized Shades

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LET YOUR SMART HOME AUTOMATICALLY MANAGE SUNLIGHT & PRIVACY 

Smart automation has transformed how we manage our homes in Mandeville, LA. Gone are the light switches, manually controlled window coverings, and multiple remotes. In their place are beautiful custom-engraved keypads, high-resolution touchscreens, and our voice. Now, we press the ‘Good Morning’ button, and the shades rise, lights softly illuminate, and the ‘Wake Up’ playlist streams through our home. 

It's an incredible world we live in. And it gets even better. 

The automation aspect of this remarkable technology refers to an intelligent home that manages itself with no effort on your part—no button pressed or voice command. When programmed correctly, your many automated systems operate seamlessly, performing throughout the day and night, doing their job as you do yours. 

Motorized shades are one of these systems. Through programmed schedules, sensors, and geo-fencing, your shades automatically raise and lower throughout the day, maintaining the perfect natural light and privacy while protecting your home from harmful UV rays. Let’s explore the possibilities. 

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Motorized Shades FAQ: Everything You Need to Know

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Navigate Your Next Shading Installation Seamlessly with Answers to Your Biggest Questions 

Motorized shades are a must-have addition to any home. You’ll be able to manage all the shades in your Lafayette, LA home through your control option of choice. So whether you use an elegant on-wall keypad, handheld remote or scheduled changes, you will enjoy ultimate comfort every second of the day. The result is a more beautiful, comfortable and efficient home. 

Are you wondering if motorized shades are the right fit for your home? We’d like to help you get better acquainted with the technology by answering some common questions below.

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Embrace Your Favorite Fabrics With Hunter Douglas Shades

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Enjoy High-end Fabrics in Both Manual and Motorized Models

Shades, blinds and drapes serve various purposes, from protecting a family’s privacy to regulating indoor temperature. However, it’d be naive to claim they serve a solely utilitarian role. In most luxury homes, window coverings are first and foremost vital stylistic flourishes, with homeowners investing thousands of dollars on the fabrics and designs they love most.

Motorized shades are a great way to marry form and function by offering seamless control of beautiful window coverings. We partner with Hunter Douglas because they provide a wide range of high-end fabrics for both manual and motorized applications.

Below we outline some of their top design and control offerings to help you find the solution that would best fit your New Orleans, LA, home.

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4 Reasons You Should Consider Outdoor Motorized Shades

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Take Control of Heat, Pests, Sunlight, and More with Easy-to-Manage Shades

When people think of motorized shades, they often think of adding roller shades to their media room, bathrooms and bedrooms. Motorized shades, however, are equally vital to outdoor environments—especially in homes dealing with the hot Florida weather. It’s easy to boast beautiful year-round weather in the Sunshine State, where the unofficial state motto is, “We live where you vacation.”

Realistically, due to a combination of heat, storms and bugs, Tampa locals avoid their outdoor spaces during many months of the year. Enjoying those outdoor spaces at any time isn't out of the question, though, if you add motorized shades. Below are some of the reasons we think this is a must-have addition for our Florida clients.

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Palladiom: The Go-To Motorized Shades for Luxury Homes

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Deploy Shades That Simultaneously Boost Your Lifestyle and Décor

Motorized shades have been at the heart of Lutron’s lighting control solutions since 1993. Beyond their whisper-quiet operations, their shades have always stood out for their unique style and sophistication. Nowhere is this more apparent than in their flagship line designed as the ultimate meeting point between form and function.

The Palladiom shading system excels in design, engineering and control. Elegance is at the heart of Palladiom, with technology beautiful enough to be featured throughout the home. With both wireless and wired solutions, you can incorporate the shades in conjunction with sleek thermostats and keypads throughout your New Orleans, LA home.

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A Hassle-Free Approach to Motorized Shades with Screen Innovations

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Wireless Nano Box is the Perfect Solution for Retrofit Projects

Motorized shades will help make your home more beautiful, comfortable and energy-efficient. But even though the benefits are crystal clear, we understand why there may be some trepidation. For a lot of homeowners, the wiring needs of motorized shades can be daunting. The idea of tearing down walls is enough to make new window treatments not seem worth it. How can you enjoy the perks of smart shading without the hassle? By incorporating Screen Innovations’ wireless Nano Box shades into your New Orleans, LA, home.

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4 Transformative Smart Shading Scenes for Your Home

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Prepare Your Space for Anything with One Button-Press

We've talked before about the benefits of motorized shades, including added privacy and energy efficiency. Though these benefits are immediate with a standalone shading solution, there are a few reasons we recommend incorporating them with the rest of your smart home technology. You not only get more control options—including keypads and voice command—but you’ll be able to include them in your dedicated smart home scenes.

Unleash the real power of your motorized shades by saving your favorite settings for a wide range of applications and pulling them up instantly at the press of a button or at a scheduled time. Below are some of the most popular smart scenes you could incorporate in your Baton Rouge, LA, home, but the possibilities are practically endless!  

SEE MORE: How to Choose the Perfect Motorized Shades for Your Home

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How to Choose the Perfect Motorized Shades for Your Home

Embrace a Shading Solution That Fits Seamlessly with Your Lifestyle

There are few technology additions you can make to your Baton Rouge, LA home that will have a bigger immediate impact than motorized shades. In previous blogs, we've showcased how motorized shades help you conserve energy, streamline your daily routines, and protect your family's privacy. Despite their benefits, it's not always easy to figure out how to choose the right ones your space.

Unfortunately, many motorized shades on the market offer limited features and models. Some have the opposite problem—they advertise so many features that it’s hard to know which you need. To make things easier, we've highlighted some characteristics to look for when installing motorized shades. If you still have questions once you're done reading, one of our shading experts can advise you on the ideal solution for your space.

SEE MORE: 3 Reasons Motorized Shades Are Worth Your Investment

Enjoy Control Just the Way You Want it

The primary benefit of motorized shades is not having to rely on wands or cords to manage them. Though some low-end models just offer remote control, industry experts like Lutron provide a wide range of control options. It’s your choice to pull shades up and down using mobile apps, dedicated touchpads, elegant keypads or even voice commands. Or automate changes entirely using scheduled scenes that open shades at a given time each morning and close them when it’s time for bed. Use photo sensors that close blinds when a window is hit by direct sunlight to eliminate glare and heat gain.

Choose the Perfect Match for Your Décor

Relish in the benefits of motorized shades without sacrificing your décor with Lutron’s wide range of models and fabrics. Entry-level solutions usually only offer roller shades in a handful of colors. Revamp your lifestyle and décor with honeycomb shades, drapes, blinds, and more. All models come with custom color-matching options to ensure they fit seamlessly with the rest of your interior design.

Incorporate Wireless Solutions When Needed       

Not as flashy but just as important is figuring out if you want to go with wired or wireless shading. Even though wireless options are cheaper and easier to install, wired installations will always be more reliable. Not only are they easier to maintain—with no battery replacements needed—but they typically also include a wider range of model and control options.

However, there may be times when wireless options are the best option—especially if you’re adding shades to an existing space. Cutting down walls to integrate wiring is costly and invasive. Some windows may also be hard to reach with wires so a wireless option may be the only feasible solution. Add Lutron’s wireless Sivoia models which include drapes, shades and blinds.

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