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What’s the Best Way to Operate Your Motorized Blinds and Shades?


Personalized Schedules

Do you open and close certain window treatments at the same time each day? Let them adjust on their own by setting them to a personalized schedule. Shades in the bedrooms, kitchen, and living room could open at 7:00 am, lower to 50% in the afternoon, and close at 7:00 pm, giving you more time back in your day. Change times, add or remove rooms, and more with ease. You can also schedule your shades to open and close with the sunrise and sunset, and they’ll adjust with the changing seasons.

SEE MORE: 4 Reasons Motorized Shades Are a Smart Investment

Temperature and Light Sensors

Convenience and energy efficiency come together when you integrate sensors with your motorized shades. If a room gets too warm, temperature sensors can trigger window treatments to close so that your HVAC system doesn’t work overtime. This solution is ideal for west-facing windows that let in ample natural light to brighten your spaces but can quickly heat a room if left open for too long.

If you like to take advantage of natural light to brighten your Salt Lake City home, then consider light sensors, which adjust your shades based on the levels of natural light in a space. Daylight is the best light for wellness and aesthetics, and light sensors paired with automated shades will ensure your home always has the perfect amount.

Voice Commands

The window treatments in your kitchen might be drawn to let in natural light, but what if there’s a glare on your phone as you read a recipe? Just tell your voice control assistant to lower the kitchen shades to 50%. Hands-free operation is at your fingertips when you integrate your blinds and shades with voice control platforms like Amazon Alexa and Google Home. Whether you’re lying on the couch or have your hands full, voice control is a convenient option to adjust shades in one or several rooms on a whim.

Wall Keypads

Like lights, shades are often adjusted at random times for various activities. Maybe you’re heading to the family room to read and want natural light to see. Perhaps you’re planning to watch a movie in the media room during the day and want a dark environment. In these cases, wall keypads are quick and convenient for shading control. Consider wall keypads in frequently used rooms of your home so family and guests can adjust shades to their liking upon entering the space. Custom-configured keypads can feature buttons like “shades up” and “shades down” along with lighting and smart home scene controls.


Last but not least, motorized window treatments are easily accessible from anywhere in the world via a mobile app. From a smartphone or tablet, check the status of your rooms to see which shades are up or down and adjust them at any time. App control is ideal for when you’re in the backyard or away from the house and want to control your shades from afar. You’ll gain peace of mind knowing your window treatments are drawn to increase privacy and security when needed, no matter where you are.

In our next blog, we hope to inspire you by exploring the wide variety of motorized shading styles available to you through our shading partners QMotion and Lutron. Stay tuned! In the meantime, you can always contact our team here or send us a message in the chat box below to learn more or start your shading project. We’d love to hear from you!

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