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Choosing an automated platform for your home furnishings means you can control your environment at the touch of a button. It’s important, however, that you can update your furnishings whenever you choose, and you don’t want to be stuck with a limited choice of fabrics, colours or patterns.
Fortunately,we stock hundreds of blinds for automated platforms, so you can update your décor without risking the functionality of your automated system. What’s more –you don’t need to update your whole system in one go. If you’re planning to redecorate just one room or one area of your home, you can choose new blinds for specific areas, while keeping your existing window furnishings in other rooms.
Giving You Peace of Mind
One of the advantages of having a fully-automated blind system is the control it gives you over your privacy and security. As the dark nights close in you may want to shut your blinds earlier than you normally would. In fact, it’s often completely dark before people return home from work and school, and this could leave you feeling a little wary as you enter your home.
In addition to this, people are more likely to have lights and lamps on when it’s dark outside and this could make it easier for people to see into your property. At a time when security is a priority for most people, home automation can help to give you peace of mind.
Motorised blinds help keep your home secure by keeping your windows covered and preventing anyone from being able to see into your property. Exact fitting and professional installation mean your blinds will cover the entire window, only leaving a gap if you choose to do so.
Furthermore,you can control your blinds even when you’re not at home. Setting a timer to open and close your blinds at regular intervals is a great way to give the appearance of a presence in your home, even if you’re away on holiday or visiting family and friends over the festive season.
Of course, timed automated blinds aren’t just useful when you’re away for long periods of time. With seamless controls, you can set a timer each day so your window shading system will open and close your blinds at a time that suits you,regardless of whether you’re in the room or even in the property!
Managing Your Home with Automated Blinds
Installing automated blinds is one of the easiest ways to upgrade your property. If you’re renovating, you might design your new rooms with motorised blinds in mind but it’s easy to retrofit automated systems into existing builds too.
When you think about installing automated window systems, however, don’t just think about the rooms you use most often. In fact, the rooms which aren’t used regularly could benefit from automated blinds even more than your kitchen, bathroom, lounge and bedrooms.
If you have a utility room, conservatory, loft conversion and/or garage, for example,you may not have any window coverings in these rooms or you may not open and close the blinds or curtains regularly. This can give easy access to unwanted intruders and makes it easy for people to see into areas of your home which should be private and secure.
Of course, no-one wants to trudge outside in the cold and dark in order to close the blinds in a garage or go up an extra flight of stairs in the morning to open the blinds in a loft conversation. With smart technology, however, you can control the window dressings in your entire property quickly and easily.
Installing Motorised Blinds In Your Home
Every home is different and the structure of your property may be more suited to certain types of window furnishings. Bifold doors are often accentuated with Roller blinds, for example, while automated Venetian blinds can add a professional touch to home offices. Similarly, specialised blinds, such as our SmartSKY system, are ideal for roof windows and/or large glazed areas.
Of course, automated vertical blinds can complement any type of décor and are suitable for use in all rooms. With a discrete motor placed behind the blind’s head rail, automated vertical blinds won’t require a cumbersome installation or feature a visible motor.
Recessed alcoves or feature windows are a great feature in themselves but they too can be enhanced with the perfect motorised blinds. Whether you opt for Roman blinds, Roller blinds or any other alternative, the pattern, fabric and colour you need can be sourced in compatible blinds.
Creating A Functional Home Environment
Traipsing to each room to open and close the blinds can be a tiresome task for anyone but it can be even more difficult if you have mobility issues. Trying to reach short blind cords or high windows can be particularly difficult, and it can cause certain safety concerns.
With an automated blind system, however, opening and closing your window furnishings needn’t be a hassle. You’ll have the choice of using a dedicated remote control, an app on your Smartphone or tablet or even your voice, so you’ll find it easy to control the blinds in every room in your house.
What’s more – automated blind systems don’t limit your choice when it comes to fabrics and materials. Blackout blinds or translucent blinds can still be used, so you’ll still be able to control the heat and light that’s let into a room.
Whether you want to install an entirely new motorised system or have new blinds fitted to an existing automated system, Smart Blinds can help. With free fitting andinstallation services, you can rest assured that our team of experienced fitters will install your blinds and demonstrate the automated system to you.
To find out more, contact Smart Blinds now on 01635 866 600 or 0118 950 9449.
Modern and traditional styles, fabrics to compliment your rooms. Whatever your needs: function or aesthetics (or both!), we have the experience and product range to offer you the best solution. For great customer service and a stunning result, speak to us today on 01635 866600 (West Berkshire) or 01189 509449 (Reading, Maidenhead and Henley areas)