Motorized window treatments give homes a special touch.
If you’ve ever watched the movie “The Holiday” starring Cameron Diaz as Amanda Woods, then you remember Amanda’s California home complete with a pool, cleaning staff and motorized shades in her bedroom. Motorized shades are shades powered by a motor that can be adjusted with a remote control or computerized timer to raise or lower the shades’ level. Because of their convenience, sizes, locations and design options, motorized shades are not only making appearances in the movies, they’re also playing a role in plenty of bedroom and office space windows across America.
One of the most obvious benefits of motorized shades is convenience. With motorized shades you no longer need to physically adjust the level of your shades to control the light in a room. Adjusting the level of your shades can be done with a remote control device, standard with motorized shades, or with an installed computerized system. Such computerized systems have the capability of adjusting shade levels based on the sun’s arrival times or the amount of sunlight exposure your windows receive, giving you much more control over light levels.
Size is another benefit. While many types of shades come in standard sizes, motorized shades have a thicker roll and aren’t subject to the same length and width limitations. This flexibility is why motorized shades are a popular choice for boardrooms and office spaces. Boardroom and office space windows require custom sizes and standard shades aren’t an option.