Avoid These Common Mistakes When Choosing Motorized Shades
Get Your Automated Window Treatments Right the First Time
Are you thinking of bringing motorized shades to your Eden Prairie, MN home? This smart solution can add convenience, comfort, and security to your entire property. But just like when you’re bringing any smart technology to your living space, you want to ensure you’re getting the most out of the product and systems – and automated shades are no exception.
Don’t have your shades installed and then immediately regret it or wish you had done something differently. That’s why in this blog, we’ve put together the top 3 mistakes you can avoid the first time around with your shading choices and installations.
Enjoy everything about your motorized window treatments right from the start. Want to find out more? Keep reading on below.
Choosing the Wrong Design and Style
You might see some shades or draperies that you love the pattern of or think are a unique design – and immediately think they’ll fit anywhere in your home. However, certain shades might not merge with your interior design as well as you might think they will.
It’s easy to dive in headfirst with the specific type of shades you prefer – but there are endless styles, patterns, and fabrics you can choose from for every area of your home. Blackout shades are perfect for your home theater or bedroom, just as sheer, colorful ones are best for your foyer and kitchen – and for a multi-purpose media room, dual shading is also a superb option. Traditional honeycomb shades help immensely with insulation, while roll-down or roman shades have a more modern feel and can complete a room’s whole look.
Peruse the vast number of shading options Lutron offers – from color to design – before you pick one on a whim for each room in your house. There’s nothing worse than seeing a set of shades you chose that you no longer want – but you can make the right pick the first time around and happily view your shades from day to day here on out.
Not Operating Your Shades Correctly
Your shades should only be adding convenience to your lifestyle – no hassle, whatsoever. Making sure they are operating at the highest level is a crucial step in your installation.
Right when you get your shades, make sure to choose one or multiple smart devices you like best and find easiest to use. This device can be a tablet, touchpad, remote, wall panel – or even your own smartphone. You can control every shade throughout your home with just one press of a button, all from one centralized source.
Lower your motorized window shades on command or set timers and create schedules to automate them and never have to lift a finger when the sun is shifting, and you want to control how much light is let into the room. Installed photosensors also help with this, preventing solar heat gain and following where the sun is in the sky throughout the day.
You don’t want automated shades installed that aren’t enhancing your daily life and routine; that’s why syncing up your system and ensuring you can manage it is key to having the best experience with your shades at all times.
Shades That Never Get Used
If your motorized shades aren’t working and running on an everyday basis, then they aren’t doing much more for you than manual shades would. Don’t bring shades into your life only to mistakenly misuse them – or not use them at all.
Automated shades don’t just have to lower and raise back up throughout the day on a schedule or when it’s getting too sunny in the living room. Use dual shading to enjoy sheer shades or the sun’s natural lighting in the morning in your multi-purpose media room, then have your blackout shades lower when you’re ready for a movie marathon or TV show binge.
Blackout shades can let you take a nap during the brightest hours of the day. Shades with a higher opacity let you get a great view of the outdoors without compromising your own privacy. You can even incorporate shading into your smart security system: set up your shades to continue operating while you’re away on vacation, mimicking occupancy in your home so that intruders steer clear.
Take complete advantage of your motorized shades by evading these easily avoidable mistakes. Want to learn more about automated shading and how you can optimize this incredible smart solution every day? Feel free to give us a call or fill out our online contact form. Our team would love to hear from you!