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Interior Designers: Should You Feature Motorized Shades in Your Projects?

Explore Whether Motorized or Manual Blinds is the Best Option

Interior Designers: Should You Feature Motorized Shades in Your Projects?

If you’re an interior designer, how do you typically approach adding window treatments to your projects?

It’s a basic question but an important one. If you are adding manual blinds, you aren’t reaching your projects’ full potential.

In this post, we explore how working with a technology professional to feature motorized shades can enhance your interior design projects in the Woodbury, Minnesota area.

Interested in finding out more? We explain below.

SEE ALSO: How to Resolve Common Design Issues with Motorized Shades


Motorized Shades vs. Manual Blinds

The primary and obvious difference between motorized and manual window treatments is how the end user controls them.

You can raise or lower motorized blinds through a variety of methods – you can use an in-wall keypad or touchscreen, or you can use your preferred mobile device.

Of course, you can raise or lower manual shades through using drawstrings or by pulling on the lowest rail in the event you are using cordless shades.

So, how does this impact your decision as an interior designer?

Firstly, manual blinds don’t always work as intended. They can get stuck at awkward angles, becoming an instant eye-sore for any passerby. They also can feature dangling cords – which certainly don’t enhance your interior design efforts.

You also are at the mercy of your client actually using the manual blinds you include. Your client can keep their shades raised for days at a time, potentially affecting the lighting levels you are attempting to achieve and even damaging valuable assets through long-term exposure to direct sunlight and UV rays.

In the section below, we explain how you can achieve greater control over your design projects through motorized shades.


Set the Scene for Your Clients

Unlike manual blinds, we mentioned above how you can control motorized window treatments remotely.

With the help of a technology professional, you even can schedule motorized blinds to work automatically.

For example, during hours when you know direct sunlight will enter your clients’ space, you can schedule for shades to automatically lower. When this happens, you also can coordinate the lights to adjust through an integrated lighting control system.

You also can create preset scenes that your client can easily access through a custom keypad or command on their mobile control application. These scenes can feature shades lowered or raised to complement a room’s lighting levels so that you can achieve the perfect look for any space.

By providing your clients with easy access to preprogrammed appearances optimized for the best interior design, they will be more likely to use that technology – showcasing your impressive work to their guests.

We at Lelch Audio Video love working with local interior designers to feature motorized shades and other smart technology in homes in Woodbury and throughout Minnesota.

To learn more about our custom installation services, reach out to our team today by clicking the button below.

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