3 Easy Home Automation Ideas for Smarter Living

Jan 10, 2024 | Interior Window Treatments

Over the past decades, home automation ideas have influenced interior design in ways that make our lives easier, and no one does it better than our experts at Louver Shop. We offer a range of innovative window treatment solutions that can revolutionize how you live in your homes and offices with automated shades, including options from one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of window treatments, Hunter Douglas.

Interested in learning more about these innovative operating systems? Read on to learn more about motorized window treatments.

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All About Motorized Window Treatments

Motorized window treatments blend style and technology, letting you control the amount of natural light coming into your home with almost no effort. Instead of setting an alarm to jolt you out of bed in the morning, you can schedule your shades to open wide gently to let in the sun.

Hunter Douglas PowerView® Automation is available as an upgrade on many of the brand’s top window treatments. Your automatic shades are chuild- and pet-safe without unsightly cords to trip over. They have small, built-in motors and are powered with batteries or plug-in power supplies. Or, if you’re remodeling or building a new home, your motorized window treatments can be hard-wired into your electrical system.

The installation specifics for your motorized window treatments will vary, depending on your selected window treatment, and Louver Shop can help you with installation and support along the way when you reach out to your local Louver Shop Consultant.

But how can you take advantage of all automatic shades and blinds have to offer?

Pebble remote control for blinds and shades

Use a Remote Control for Convenient Management

Available in different colors, the Hunter Douglas Pebble® Remote can be carried anywhere around the home or wall mounted for convenient placement if you are concerned about misplacing it. This remote control operates up to six groups of window coverings. It puts on-demand control at your fingertips. This advanced, stylish remote control was honored with a 2023 iF DESIGN AWARD from the iF Design Foundation, which promotes design and its social significance, so you know that you’re getting a gorgeous control system that lets your window treatments work just the way you want them anywhere in your home.

shade control from a mobile app

Smart Home Compatibility with the PowerView® Gateway

Hunter Douglas recently unveiled its PowerView® Gen 3 Automation, making the system even more high-performance and intuitive. The PowerView® Gateway integrates your motorized window treatment with most smart home systems like Logitech®, Control4®, Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, and the Google Assistant.

Once installed with help from Louver Shop, you’ll get used to saying, “Alexa, open the family room shades” or “Hey Google, close the bedroom blinds,” and your motorized window coverings will operate by the sound of your voice or on a set schedule—no hands needed.

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Enhance Your Living Space with These Home Automation Ideas

The best thing about motorized window treatments is their simple control, and they also offer added benefits like better energy efficiency and safety. Louver Shop carries automatic shades and blinds, and our Louver Shop Consultants can’t wait to show you the options.

Contact us to schedule your free in-home consultation with a local Design Consultant near you.