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A Quick Guide to Choosing the Best Motorized Shades

12 January 2018

There’s no denying that rooms just look better with natural light. Unfortunately, using natural light comes at a price: it’s hard to control! This is especially true if you have a lot of tall windows, where regular window shades aren’t really an option.

That’s one of the reasons why we love motorized blinds and shades - you can choose to fill your Sugar Land, TX home with the sun’s rays by just pressing a button, and then block them out with the same amount of ease.

Knowing that smart window shades are a good idea is just the first step though! You also need to know the best way to get started. For our recommended approach, keep reading!

Step 1: Choose Your Brand

This one is a no-brainer because when it comes to automated shades, Lutron is the way to go.  You might have heard about Lutron’s lighting control solutions and thought “they just do light switches,” but they actually handle all aspects of lighting control, including natural light.

Lutron offers the best selection on motorized shade products, and you can count on the quality and reliability of those products.

Step 2: Customize Your Shades

When you think of a fixture that’s practical and convenient, you might fear it also means “generic and boring.”  But you don’t have to comprise your style with Lutron’s shades!

Depending on what you want and need specifically for your room’s design, you have the choices of endless patterns, fabrics, and styles.  From roman shades to honeycomb ones, whichever you’re envisioning for your space, Lutron has it.  Drapes, blinds, or shade: all styles that can be custom-fit to your specifications.

We can walk you through the different options and offer recommendations on the best choices for style and functionality in each room.

Step 3: Ditch the Strings and Sticks

The beauty of motorized blinds and shades is that you don’t have to manually go up to every window to close and open them. Instead, you have plenty of options.

For one, you can adjust the positioning of your shades right from your phone or tablet. Just pull up the app, select the change, and voila! Or how about having your window shades close simply by asking your voice-controlled friend, Amazon Alexa?

You could also have wall switches installed. These fit seamlessly into your home’s design.  From glossy to matte, Lutron offers many flush-mounted options that will feel like nothing obstructive or hindering your room’s décor.

Step 4: Automate!

It’s nice to be able to control your window shades at the push of a button, but you can even take it one step further: window shades that open and close on their own.

We don’t mean they do it randomly. Instead, the shades operate intelligently to achieve a certain purpose. They could be set to save energy by dimming the overhead lights and opening up the blinds to let in natural light. Or the shades in your media room could close automatically whenever you start a movie, blocking out the sun’s glare.

At the end of the day, the shades could automatically close at a set time in order to give your family privacy at night. The options are endless – it’s all about finding the settings that fit your lifestyle.

Motorized blinds and shades change the way you experience your own home, and we’d love to show you them in action!

To learn more about this smart technology, give us a call or fill out this quick contact form for a no-obligation consultation with our team.


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