Convenience.  Motorized blinds, shades, and draperies are very convenient.  From one remote or one location in your home you can operate all the blinds, shades, and draperies in your entire home.  No more walking into each room and up to each window.  Just press a button and the shades go up or down as you chose.  Heavy blinds can be operated by anyone, not just someone with strong arms.  With the right hardware and software, the window treatment and the lighting operation can be combined and can even be operated with a smart phone.

Safety.  No more crawling on or reaching over furniture or bathtubs to operate your window treatments.  No more long cords to get tangled and hard to operate.  No more cords for children or pets to get tangled in, climb on, or get injured from.  Imagine standing on the floor and operating your hard to reach window treatments with the touch of a button.

Time Savings.  Take some time and figure out how much time you spend each day going from room to room and floor to floor raising and lowering your blinds and shades.  Does it take you 5, 10, or 15 minutes a day?  With motorized blinds and shades, the whole process could take seconds.  Timers are available to automate the operation, so you don’t have to take any time.  In a year’s time you may be able to save the equivalent of a week’s worth of time or more.  Imagine what you could do with the extra time.

Energy Savings.  When you have motorized blinds or shades, you can add a sun sensor to raise the shades in the winter to take advantage of the solar heat gain to heat your home.  In the summer the same sensor can lower the shades to help keep your home cooler and reduce your air conditioning expense.  This can all happen automatically.  Of course this is still easy to do with a touch of a button if you do not have a sun sensor.

Cool Factor.  What could be cooler than pressing a button and having your drapes open or close.  Think of what it is like in a theater when the curtains open while you sit in your chair.  The same thing can happen in your home with motorized blinds, shades, or draperies.

We are a Hunter Douglas Certified Motorization Specialist and would love to tell you more about motorization.  Give us a call (Beyond Blinds Inc. 630-232-9901) and we can tell you about all the motorized products available for your home.

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