Motorized Shading and Window Treatments Are the Crowning Touch for Smart Homes
As an architect or designer, chances are you have something that distinguishes your work from the rest. It may be a specific design flair that you include in every project, and your clients may even seek you out specifically for that signature design element.
We would humbly like to suggest another element that will be sure to capture your clients’ imagination – and continue to please them every time they use it. Motorized window treatments can be the epitome of luxury and convenience in your Chicago residential projects, whether for a high-rise condominium off the Magnificent Mile or a townhouse remodel in Lincoln Park.
One of the best names in powered shades and window treatments is Lutron, the same company that leads in lighting control solutions. Keep reading to explore the best features of two of Lutron’s high-end motorized windows treatment options.
If you’re working on a condo project with a magnificent view of Lake Michigan with a modern aesthetic, Lutron’s Palladiom line would be an excellent choice. Palladiom’s design language is one of contemporary, form-follows-function style. Palladiom does not hide the roller or brackets behind a facia; it exposes them in the way that Audi’s R8 supercar shows off its engine under glass – so you can appreciate the craftsmanship. Palladiom doesn’t hide the technology; it celebrates it.
Palladiom – along with all of Lutron’s shading solutions – features some of the most powerful yet quietest motors in the business. You can design a shade for a 12-by-12 foot window with only one shade using a thin, lightweight, carbon fiber tube. The result is a minimal profile that doesn’t distract from the view, but can quickly filter the sun when needed. The machined aluminum housings are available in satin nickel, black anodized, clear anodized, or white finishes that complete a modern design palate.
Palladiom design also encompasses Lutron’s most luxurious wall keypad controls. They are custom engravable, variably backlit, come in a variety of metal, glass, or matte finishes, and add highly customizable control to Lutron lighting and shading solutions.
Lutron Sivoia QS
Sivoia is Lutron’s high-end offering for smart powered shades and window treatments. It motorizes many window treatment styles, including roller shades, drapery tracks, Roman shades, wood blinds, and pleated shades. Lutron even offers the innovative Kirbé vertical drapery system, which pulls up the fabric vertically rather than horizontally, leaving a cleaner look and window view when opened. The Sivoia line can fit into any architectural style, even motorizing treatments on hard-to-reach skylights and angled windows.
The Sivoia line can be installed in wired and wireless applications. Some more substantial window treatments may need wired power for the more powerful motors to lift the weight. The wireless capabilities make it easier to retrofit powered shades without major installation issues. The Sivoia line works with both Palladiom keypads as well as the designer seeTouch wall-mounted and tabletop controls. Like all Lutron shading, it works with Lutron smart lighting systems to offer a complete solution to manage natural and artificial light in the home.
Serving Chicagoland since 1966, Barrett’s Technology Solutions has been working with architects, designers, and builders to seamlessly integrate home technology solutions that are as beautiful as they are functional. Call us at (630) 898-2850 or contact us here to get started – we look forward to working with you.