Designing With Carol: Technology in window coverings

Enjoy the luxury of motorized shades or blinds.

Enjoy the luxury of motorized shades or blinds.

Carol Collins, WFCP, Expert

In years past thinking of motorizing your shades or blinds was considered a luxury reserved for the more affluent client. With today’s technology that just isn’t the case. It has become less complicated and more affordable for most people.

There are several reasons for desiring shades and draperies that open with the push of a button. First and foremost, I think, is for child safety. A dangling cord from a blind, shade or even a drapery holds the potential for harm to children and pets. Eliminate that potential for harm with the elimination of cords altogether.

Secondly, sit back and relax. It’s so simple to operate individual shades or groups of shades with the touch of the remote. Control the amount of light that flows in as well as adjust the view from complete privacy to unobstructed open view by using your hand-held remote, wireless wall switch or even your Apple® mobile device.

With the Hunter Douglas patented Platinum™ App, you can schedule your window coverings to open or close when you want them to. Each day of the week can have different programming to suit your needs and desires.

Now you might ask, does this convenience have to be wired into my home’s electrical system to work? All I have mentioned can be accomplished with batteries or DC power supply plugged into a nearby outlet requiring no “hard wiring” through walls or ceilings making motorization of your window coverings even more affordable.

I invite you to visit our showroom on the historic downtown Denton Square to experience the power of technology and motorization. We have Hunter Douglas products on display in window settings so that you can see, feel and operate the products before you commit to purchase. We can even show you how to operate your shades with your Apple® iPhone® or iPad®.

We are here to help you with all of your decorating needs. We are a full line Hunter Douglas Gallery dealer as well as interior decorators. We have all you need in window fashions and decorating ideas for your home.

And as always, Happy Decorating!