Automated window shades for the home are becoming increasingly popular. With the advent of "smart home" technology, it's no surprise that power window treatments would be one of the most in-demand items for making homes more efficient and luxurious. Motorized Cellular Shades are a popular choice that work well in any room of your home.
What Are Cellular Shades?
Cellular shades (also known as honeycomb shades) are a window covering named for their defining characteristic: the cells which resemble honeycombs. These cells are able to trap air and act as a buffer between the window and the room, thus helping with home heating and cooling bills. They're made of soft materials and can come in a number of different colors, as well as options for enhanced room-darkening, which is a useful add-on for certain windows and rooms. Cellulars can also be raised or lowered, allowing a full view out the window, but do not have slats or vanes which allow you to peer through the shade as you would with blinds, shutters, or soft treatments such as Silhouettes.
Cellular shades providing soft light filtering.
How Do Motorized Window Shades Work?
Motorized window shades are controlled using a remote device (or an app on your smart phone or tablet) that lets you lower and raise them automatically. It's a great convenience being able to adjust your room for privacy or light control with the tap of a button - and a true godsend for high or hard-to-reach windows! It's also very easy to set the shades to automatically raise and lower at certain times of the day, freeing you from having to make those adjustments yourself. The options are nearly limitless!
Motorized Cellular Shades
Below is a video of a set of cellular shades that are paired with a fabric valance. Watch them in action!
Why Buy Automated Window Shades?
Besides their elegance, convenience, and distinctive design, motorized blinds and shades have many practical uses. They're great for hard-to-reach windows, and for rooms where raising and lowering all window coverings at once is preferred, such as in a bedroom or home theater. They're also child & pet-friendly, making your home safer for the little ones in your life.
ASAP Blinds is the leader and expert when it comes to designing and installing automatic window treatments in your home. We work with builders during the early stages of a home’s development to ensure the best wiring options for you, but we can also create the perfect motorized experience for you no matter the age of your house. Give us a call today at (732) 223-6662 to find out how!
Motorized honeycomb shades in a beach house living room.