Are Motorized Blinds Right for Your Home?

Have you ever considered getting motorized blinds or shades for your home? Many of us haven’t. After all, they seem like something straight out of The Jetsons. The idea that you could adjust your window treatments without even having to get out of bed seems so futuristic that many of us haven’t seriously considered it. But, while many of us would think of motorized window treatments as being something luxurious, Hunter Douglas’s motorized blinds and shades actually have a lot to offer any homeowner. Don’t believe us? Let the professionals at The Shade Smith in Charlottesville, Virginia explain why motorized Hunter Douglas window treatments work great for any homeowner.


We all lead busy lives, and the last thing that should be taking up your time and attention should your window treatments. Getting home from a long day of work and lowering your blinds to keep up with the sunset can be frustrating, so why not have blinds that can adjust themselves? It may sound too good to be true, but the future is now the present with Hunter Douglas. With the PowerView® motorization system, you can actually sync up your blinds or shades with local sunrise and sunset times, so that you can feasibly never think about your window treatments again.


Have you ever though that your window treatments were making your home unsafe? Many of us haven’t, but as most window treatments are controlled with a cord of some kind, this can pose a potential safety threat to small children and pets. By eliminating the cords with motorization, you can keep your family safer, while also making your home more convenient for you.

Energy Efficiency

It may seem backwards to say that technologically advanced motorized window treatments can actually help your home conserve energy, but it is, in fact, true. Most of the energy spent in our homes is connected to heating and cooling, and so by keeping the temperature in your home at a consistent equilibrium, you save energy and money. You can sync up your window treatments to sunrise and sunset times, but you can also program your window treatments ahead of schedule to raise and lower in time with the hottest and coolest points of the day. By doing this, you can either maximize or minimize the amount of sunlight getting into your home, and thus how much the temperature will be affected by the sun, helping you conserve energy.

Have we convinced you that Hunter Douglas motorized blinds and shades would work wonderfully in any home? If we have, or if you still have questions, contact The Shade Smith today. Our showroom is located in Charlottesville, Virginia, but we proudly serve the surrounding area.