What Kinds of Blinds (or Shades) Can Be Motorized?

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Blinds and shades that can be controlled remotely (or via a smartphone) are growing in popularity. But some homeowners aren’t sure what kinds of window treatments can be remotely operated via a motor. In this article, we dive into the world of motorized blinds and shades to help you understand what kinds of window treatments can be newly installed or retro-fitted for control via a remote, smart app, or smartphone.

Outdoor Shades

One of the most popular options for motorization is outdoor shades. The reason isn’t hard to see. If you’re tidying up the kitchen for the night and notice the wind is picking up, you may not want to go out into the cold, blustering wind to retract your outdoor shades. With remote operation, you can simply stand inside and lift your shades without getting cold or wet before bed.

Whether it's protecting your outdoor furniture from UV light or providing a more comfortable atmosphere for your patio, motorized outdoor shades offer a practical solution for optimizing your outdoor living experience.

Blackout Shades

For those seeking a complete light-blocking solution, motorized blackout shades offer the perfect blend of functionality and comfort. Ideal for bedrooms, media rooms, or any space that requires absolute darkness, these shades can be seamlessly integrated into your smart home system, providing you with the utmost control over light and privacy.

Roller Shades

When contemplating the ideal options for motorized shades, roller shades stand out for their unique blend of style and functionality. Whether you love the clean look to match a minimalist interior or you appreciate the vast array of colors and patterns available, roller shades offer a versatile and visually-appealing choice for motorization.

Zebra Shades

For those seeking a sophisticated way to manage natural light while maintaining privacy, zebra shades offer an elegant solution. With their unique alternating sheer and solid bands, these shades provide an innovative way to control light flow without the need for traditional slats. With motorization, controlling light levels becomes even easier. The distinct design of zebra shades creates a contemporary and stylish aesthetic, making them a popular choice for modern interiors.

Sheer Shades

Sheer shades offer a delicate balance between privacy and natural light, making them an ideal choice for those who appreciate a soft, diffused ambiance in their living spaces. With the option for motorization, sheer shades seamlessly integrate modern convenience with their elegant, light-enhancing qualities, allowing for effortless light control and a refined, sophisticated look in your home.

Cellular Shades

Cellular shades, also known as honeycomb shades, are renowned for their energy-efficient design. Their innovative cellular construction creates pockets of air that act as highly effective insulators, making them an ideal choice for those seeking to optimize energy conservation in their living spaces. As naturally cordless shades, these are one of the most popular window treatments for motorization.

Wood Blinds & Faux Wood Blinds

The timeless appeal of wood and faux wood blinds can now be combined with the convenience of motorization. These blinds offer a classic and natural look that complements various interior design styles. By incorporating motorization, you can effortlessly adjust the amount of light and privacy, transforming your living space with both style and functionality.

Plantation Shutters

When it comes to motorization, plantation shutters are one of the window treatments that people tend to be the least certain about. We are happy to inform you that, yes, shutters can indeed be motorized. By incorporating motorization, shutters can be effortlessly controlled with a simple touch of a button, making them a desirable choice for those seeking a seamless blend of traditional aesthetics and modern functionality in their homes.

Skylight Window Treatments

Managing skylight windows can be challenging. Some homeowners find that using a pole to open or close skylight treatments can be difficult and awkward. Enter: motorization. With remote operation, you never have to worry about craning your neck while attempting to prod open your skylight treatments again. Better yet, many products offer timing features so that your skylights let in light at the right times of day without you even having to think about it.

Bloomin’ Blinds Offers Motorization Solutions for a Wide Array of Window Treatments

To summarize, almost every kind of modern window treatments tends to have some kind of motorization option. Not every treatment can be retrofitted, but if you’re in the market for new blinds or shades, you can be confident there’s a motorized version to choose from. The crew at Bloomin’ Blinds is always ready to offer their expertise on what products will fit the best for your unique preferences and living space.