Why are motorised curtains and blinds becoming so popular?

This highly desirable and luxurious investment in your home adds value to your real estate, is the ultimate in convenience, makes your home comfortable, and gives you control over the light, temperature, energy efficiency and privacy of your home. 

There’s a motorised solution for EVERY STYLE of blind and curtain, they can be either hardwired or wireless battery-powered and you can choose how you want to control your motorised curtains and blinds! 

Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of motorisation and automation for curtains and blinds.

1. Saves You Money By Increasing the Energy Efficiency of Your Home

Motorised curtains and blinds can increase the energy-efficiency of your home, even when you’re not home.

They allow you to better insulate your home by setting your curtains and blinds to open and close during specific times during the day to conserve heat loss in winter and cool your home in summer.

And by giving you total control over lighting within your home, you can let in as much natural light as possible and avoid using artificial light sources, saving money on your power bill.

2. Eliminates Cords and Maximises Safety For Your Children and Pets

When you motorise your curtains and blinds you eliminate the need for corded systems that can be a possible safety hazard for young children as well as your pets. Motorised curtains and blinds are a cordless system, so they are one of the safest window treatments options for parents and pet owners.

3. Protects Your Furniture and Interiors from the Sun’s Rays

Direct sun exposure is very powerful and can cause discoloration, fading and irreversible damage to furniture and interiors in your home.

When you motorise your curtains and blinds you can program them to control how much light enters the room and when, without having to be home at that time or worry about remembering to close your curtains or blinds yourself.

Wireless wall-mounted sun sensors can also be installed to measure light or heat and adjust or close your curtains or blinds accordingly.

4. Gives You Control of Curtains and Blinds on Your Hard-to-access or High Windows and Skylights

Motorised curtains and blinds are ideal for windows or skylights that are high or where direct access to them is awkward, such as behind a couch.

5. Maintains Your Privacy

If you have big windows or are overlooked by a neighbour, motorised curtains or blinds allow you to quickly adjust the curtains or blinds as required, without having to manually lower them. Programing curtains and blinds is also handy for the end of the day — you can set up your system to have them automatically close at night.

6. Adds Security When You Are Away

Remotely opening and closing your curtains and blinds prevents passersby from looking in and also acts a deterrent to potential thieves by giving you the option to operate them automatically throughout the day, making it appear like someone is home, even if you are not.

7. Gives You Hands-Free Control of Your Curtains and Blinds

When you’re busy cooking dinner, on a zoom call, feeding a baby, wranging the kids or the dog or even if you’re simply relaxing and don’t want to get off the couch…you don’t need to stop what you’re doing or move to another room to adjust your blinds. Children can safely and easily adjust their blinds too.

8. Protects Your Investment and Reduces Cleaning Time

When you automate and motorise your curtains and blinds you protect your delicate fabrics from the dirt, stains and natural oils that are transferred from your hands, as well as from the pulling and tugging of everyday opening and closing. Your curtains and blinds will close gently and smoothly, stay cleaner and last longer.

9. Improves Your Sleep

Installing motorised window blinds with maximum light-blocking opacity in your bedroom will help your bedroom be as dark as possible when you need to sleep but also be programmed to gradually open in the morning, providing darkness to ensure a good night’s sleep and soft morning light to gently ease you into the day.

10. Integrates With Your Existing Smart Home System

Your motorised curtains and blinds can be integrated with your existing home automation system so you can seamlessly control your window coverings, lights, music, alarm system, heating and cooling via a phone app, a tablet, a remote control or individual wall switches.

Got questions about motorising and automating your curtains and blinds?

Our Somfy motorised curtains and blinds are discrete, silent and strong and available in either wired and wirefree options that can be operated by the control option that suits you and your family.   Changing your curtains to motorisation can be as simple as changing the tracking.

If you’d like to find out more about motorisation and automation of your curtains and blinds, contact Adam and the team at Curtains, Blinds +design for a no obligation and free in-home quote.

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