Think about how many windows you have in your home – and now imagine a sunny day. How long would it typically take you to walk throughout the house to manually adjust each curtain and blind so natural sunlight can stream through the windows?
Depending on how large your Bellevue-area home is, it could take quite a bit of time to do this. Now imagineadjusting every window treatment with a simple tap of your finger on the smart device of your choice. It’s possible with Lutron motorized blinds.
Keep reading below for three reasons why you should consider incorporating this innovative smart home solution and make the switch away from manual shades!
With motorized blinds and shades, you win back so much of your time. As we mentioned in the example above, walking throughout an expansive home can take considerable effort. Not only would you need to walk to each window treatment, but you would need to have a keen eye for detail. Adjacent shades with crooked or uneven hembars (the bottom edge of a roller shade) can detract from your otherwise stylish smart home. Painstakingly adjusting them is frustrating, so much so that you may actually avoid opening and closing shades as frequently.
Motorized shades from Lutron open and close with a press of a button on a smart device or wall keypad and also align precisely within 1/16th of an inch. You can even synchronize entire rooms of your home to open and close shades according to pre-programmed scenes with a simple finger tap.
Both wireless and wired automated shading options are available from Lutron, so no matter where you are in your home project, there is a solution for you. Wired solutions are perfect for new or remodeling projects where low voltage wiring and drywall have not yet been installed. Wireless solutions are great for post-drywall installation and have a 3-year battery life. Neither solution is a drain on your electrical system.
A“Winter Warm” scene raises the shades in a room to let warming, natural light shine into the space. Pair this function with a temperature sensor that informs your HVAC system to not work as hard at heating the room. Once the sun lowers and is no longer warming the room, lower the shades for an insulating effect that keeps warm air in and protects from cooler, outdoor air. With your heating and cooling systems working in tune with your shades – utilizing the warmth of the sun – you’ll enjoy the energy savings now and into the future.
Beyond adding convenience and energy savings, motorized blinds and shades offer a luxurious layer of sophistication to your Pacific Northwest property. With a variety of fabrics in a wide selection of colors, you are sure to find a combination that suits your stylistic tastes. Sustainable fabric selections will also offer protection to your interior furnishings, protecting against harmful UV rays that could eventually sun-bleach rugs and fine art.
If you’re ready to shine a light on the possibilities of automated shading solutions from Lutron, contact us using the form here or call us today! We look forward to working with you!