Whether it's waking up slow on a weekend to a beautiful Seattle sunrise or keeping your home cool during a hot Seattle summer day, smart blinds are quickly gaining in popularity thanks to their elegance, convenience, and efficiency. With just a tap on your phone or a voice command, you can automatically raise and lower your blinds to control the light and temperature in your home. Keep reading to learn more about the different motorized blind and shade solutions Seattle Blinds offers for every budget.
Smart blinds, also known as motorized or automatic blinds, can be remotely controlled using a smartphone app, voice assistant, or home automation system. This allows you to open and close your blinds without having to go over to the window and adjust them manually. Smart blinds are integrated with motors, sensors, and artificial intelligence to provide automation, scheduling, and voice control.
There are many benefits to installing smart blinds in your Seattle home:
● Convenience - With just a tap or voice command, you can control your blinds from anywhere in your home. Never worry about getting up to open and close blinds again.
● Energy Efficiency - Smart blinds can help reduce your energy bills. Automatically close blinds during the day to block heat from sunlight and help keep your home cooler. Open blinds when the weather is nice to let natural light in and reduce reliance on artificial lighting. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, having the right window attachments, such as smart blinds, can save up to 30% of energy costs in heating and cooling.
● Privacy & Light Control - Schedule your blinds to automatically adjust throughout the day for privacy and ideal lighting. Keep blinds closed at night for privacy and crack them open in the morning to let in natural light.
● Security - Make your home look occupied while you're away by scheduling blinds to mimic daily opening and closing. This deters potential burglars. You can even automate blind routines when you're on vacation.
● Integration - Smart blinds work with today's smart home platforms like Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit, and more. Voice control your blinds for total convenience.
● Style - Motorized blinds now come in a variety of colors and materials from trusted brands to match your home's style. Experience the perfect blend of fashion and function.
At Seattle Blinds, we offer a range of motorized blind and shade options to suit any budget and style. Here are some of our top smart blind products:
● PowerView Motorization
For our premium automated blind experience, PowerView motorization from Hunter Douglas is unmatched – earning it the Red Dot Product Design Award in 2018. PowerView blinds are ultra-quiet, fast, cordless and give you app and voice control. With PowerView, you can set schedules, automate scenes like "morning" and "movie time", control blinds room-to-room or all at once, and integrate with top smart home platforms.
● SoftTouch Motorization
For more budget-friendly automated blinds, SoftTouch motorization is a great option. SoftTouch blinds feature quiet and reliable lift motors along with app and voice control. While you do lose some of the higher-end features, SoftTouch delivers convenient remote access and automation at a fraction of the price.
● Roller & Solar Shades
In addition to blinds, roller and solar shade styles like honeycomb shades can also be motorized. This allows you to remotely control your shade's position throughout the day. Having shade styles automated provides further options for managing sunlight and heat gain. See Seattle Blinds' full selection of powered roller & solar shades.
There are affordable smart blind options for every budget. And if you're looking for a completely custom automated blind experience, our team can help design the perfect motorized blind system unique to your home.
One of the best parts of today's smart blinds is how they integrate with other smart devices for advanced home automation. All of Seattle Blinds' motorized options work with top platforms like:
● Amazon Alexa - Use voice commands like "Alexa, open the living room blinds" to control your blinds hands-free.
● Google Assistant - Connect to Google Home to say things like "Hey Google, close the bedroom blinds" for voice-activated convenience.
● Apple HomeKit - Manage blinds using Siri or the Home app on your Apple devices.
● SmartThings - Integrate with Samsung's SmartThings system to set blind routines and schemes.
● Nest - Connect your smart blinds with other Nest devices like thermostats for optimal temperature control.
● Ring - Link with Ring security systems and use blinds as another layer of protection.
● IFTTT - Create customized blind automation rules and triggers using If This Then That recipes.
No matter what smart home platform you prefer, today's automated blinds seamlessly connect to take your home automation to the next level.
If you're looking to experience the very best in motorized blinds, Seattle Blinds has you covered as an exclusive Hunter Douglas dealer. Hunter Douglas is renowned for custom window treatments and revolutionary innovations like PowerView automation. As the oldest and largest manufacturer of blinds in the U.S., you can trust Hunter Douglas automated blinds at our store to be durable, reliable, and downright beautiful.
When shopping for motorized window treatments, it also helps to have an experienced professional helping you every step of the way. Our experts at Seattle Blinds have been helping homeowners design their ideal blinds in Seattle with exceptional reviews over the years. We can ensure you get automated blinds that perfectly fit your windows and match your personal style.
Smart blinds represent the next evolution of comfort, efficiency, and design when it comes to window treatments. With programmable schedules, remote access, voice control, and sleek product options, motorized blinds make it effortless to regulate sunlight, heat, and privacy in your home. They also provide a new level of home automation and integration when connected with other smart devices.
Seattle Blinds offers a diverse selection of Hunter Douglas automated blinds to suit any budget. Contact us today to explore the possibilities of smart blinds in your Seattle home. Our specialists are ready to help you revolutionize your space with the convenience, efficiency and elegance of motorization.