How to Boost Your Interior Décor with Motorized Shades

How to Boost Your Interior Décor with Motorized Shades

Add the Ultimate Stylistic Spark to your Chicago, IL Home with Our Smart Shading Solutions When listing the benefits of motorized shades, it’s tempting to focus on the benefits that go way beyond the impact on your decor. A smart shading solution is also vital for managing your security, lighting, and climate. But that shouldn’t take away from what many consider to be motorized shades’ primary purpose—to add a finishing touch to your interior décor. When choosing between manual shades and motorized shades, there are a few reasons the latter are a better stylistic option for your Chicago, IL home. From sleeker installations to greater ease-of-use, we outline their top stylistic benefits below. SEE ALSO: Get More Stunning Window Treatments with Motorized Shades Remove the Cords and Wands The top stylistic benefit when adding any integrated lighting or shading controls is reducing clutter. In lighting, that means fewer switches on the wall. With shades, the impact is even more significant since you get to remove unsightly cords and wands. From the same keypad you use for your lights, you’ll be able to open and close shades as needed. A bonus perk—by removing cords, you also get rid of safety hazards for children and pets. Get Perfect Alignment Every Time Beyond the clutter, cords and wands are a foil to interior designers for another reason: it’s hard to get shades, blinds or drapes at the exact position you want. Beyond the common issues of crooked blinds, there’s the difficulty of getting an even look throughout the house—vital to both your interior décor and curb appeal. With precise motors and Intelligent...
Your Motorized Shades Can Keep the Coldness at Bay

Your Motorized Shades Can Keep the Coldness at Bay

Don’t Let the Winter Blues Make Your Home a Chilly Place Winter is nearly here, and with it comes the holiday hustle, the darker nights, and that frigid weather Chicagoland, IL residents know all too well!  So how can you maintain a cozy warmth when outside the temperature drops by the hour and your energy bills are skyrocketing? Motorized shades are the ideal solution.  You’ll give your HVAC system a break and feel all the needed comfort your home can provide with a simple press of a button.  Read on to learn more about this luxury smart technology for the season. SEE ALSO: 3 UNUSUAL WAYS MOTORIZED SHADES CAN ENHANCE YOUR HOME   Comfort & Practicality   Your beautiful glass windows, be they small or floor-to-ceiling, are no doubt an added aesthetic to any room’s décor.  But unfortunately, they are also a big source of heat loss.   Any room with gloriously large windows can seem near impossible to keep warm, and might end up being avoided altogether during this season.  And if your HVAC system is working overtime to maintain a regulated temperature inside, you’ll soon see the consequences when the bill arrives.   Motorized shades can help both keep the costs at a low and the desired heat at a high.  It all comes down to choosing the right styles, fabrics, and positioning for your shades to completely transform how you manage and enjoy your home’s warmth.   The Key Ingredients for Automated Shades   In order to get that perfect temperature balance, there some main components to consider when choosing your shades.   Design: Motorized shades...
3 Unusual Ways Motorized Shades Can Enhance Your Home

3 Unusual Ways Motorized Shades Can Enhance Your Home

Protect Your Home and Save Energy with Motorized Shades Many people consider installing motorized shades in their homes because of the increased convenience and comfort that the automation provides. However, motorized shades offer far more benefits than simply being able to adjust the natural lighting throughout your Naperville, IL home at the touch of a button. Below, we’ve covered three lesser known advantages that you can gain by investing in motorized shades. Lower Your Energy Bill An energy-efficient HVAC system isn’t the only way to save money on your energy bill. One of the biggest factors that impacts the temperature in your home is heat from the sun. When your windows are open, the sunlight comes in and raises the temperature within the room, causing your HVAC system to have to work harder to cool the space. The alternative is not to keep your shades shut 24/7—you want to be able to enjoy your outdoor views. Instead, smart home automation allows you to connect motorized shades and HVAC into one smart system. The motorized shades will raise to allow light into the room, but when the integrated sensors indicate that the sun’s heat is too strong, the shades lower automatically, with no manual effort required.  During the winter months, the same system allows your motorized shades to adjust intelligently to let in more sunlight to naturally heat your home. Protect Your Furnishings UV light can be very damaging to your furniture, especially the textiles throughout your home. The furnishings that are exposed to direct sunlight will fade, while the remaining décor will maintain its bright colors, causing your home’s...