Smart phones. Smart TVs. Smart cars. And now smart homes. With automation touching every aspect of our lives today, window coverings cannot be left behind. Motorized window coverings add convenience, comfort, ease, elegance, and a neat and sleek appearance with their cordless operation. Plus, they present many other benefits like security, privacy, and even energy efficiency.
But how much do motorized window treatments cost? It depends on a variety of factors such as the size of the window, the type and material of the window treatment, and the motor component. Whether you want to install new motorized window shades or retrofit your existing ones with state-of-the-art motorization, we help you explore the different options available.
Smart Home Technology - Cost & Benefits
Advances in window covering technology have led to tremendous progress in terms of window treatment design for improved aspects like style and materials, as well as smart technology and motorization. These improvements have positively impacted reliability, speed, and ease of operation. Today’s automated window coverings are more affordable compared to their older counterparts, making luxury, comfort, and convenience accessible for everyone.
Budget Blinds offers a wide variety of motorized window covering solutions like blinds, shades, shutters, and draperies with innovative styles for all budgets. Cost varies according to the window size, type and material of the window treatment, and whether there are any added decorative features like valances and cornices.
There are several other factors to consider with regards to motorized window shades like reliability, speed, noise level, and ease of operation that can impact overall cost. Motorized window treatments do offer the ultimate in convenience and comfort. You can operate them effortlessly from wherever you’re seated with the help of a remote, or program automatic sensors for a controlled temperature setting. Would you like to open your blinds in the morning, so you wake up with the help of natural light instead of a noisy alarm? You can accomplish this effortlessly by programming your blinds to raise and lower at preplanned times based on your sleep schedule.
To help you find what best suits your needs and budget, here are motorized window covering best options that can help convert your home into a smart home.
Budget Blinds’ Lutron® Powered Motorized Window Shades
Want to operate your shades at the touch of a button? Budget Blinds successfully fuses smart home technology with beautiful window coverings to bring you window shades that are both aesthetically pleasing and extremely convenient to operate with automation.
Budget Blinds has partnered with Lutron, the leader in smart home technology, to offer easy-to-use and affordable window shades. These can be effortlessly operated at the touch of a button from your smart phone, iPad, wall switch, or hand-held remote. With Lutron’s whole-home wireless automation, Budget Blinds shades can open and close at a pre-selected time during the day or night.
Want to install a motorized window treatment solution for a single window or room before you install it in the entire house? With Lutron automated shading systems’ modular expandability, you can do just that as it allows you to opt for motorization for a single window shade or the entire house.
Smart shades, smart lights, and smart thermostats from Lutron can even integrate with various smart home devices like Alexa, Apple®, Amazon®, Google® Assistant, and many more. With the Lutron app, you can control the schedule and positioning of not only your smart shades, but also lights and temperature from any smart device.
For energy savings, Lutron shades can be programmed to automatically open and close, creating an easy and relaxed environment. For added energy efficiency, you can program the lighting as well as heating and cooling systems to switch on and off to accommodate the changing seasons. You can even create a personalized lighting schedule around the changing natural light conditions at different times of the year.
For homes with children and pets, cordless smart shades are an added asset as they create a safe environment. Another huge plus is that they don’t require any new wiring so the installation, which we take care of, is easy and simple. We recommend Budget Blinds Roller shades and Cellular shades (for maximum energy efficiency) which are available in a range of colors and materials to help you easily find one that coordinates with your existing home décor.
Budget Blinds’ Somfy® Motorized Window Coverings
In addition to the above-mentioned motorized window covering solutions, Budget Blinds also presents motorized window coverings powered by Somfy, a leader in innovative home automation. Like Lutron-powered shades, these offer privacy, security, and convenience and are ideal for master bedrooms and home theater spaces where there’s a need to control lighting and privacy. You can choose from several control options ranging from wireless wall switches to hand-held remotes.
You can opt for automated sun protection and energy efficiency by programming your window coverings to close when the sun is shining. This would help protect your furnishings, flooring, and artwork from harmful UV rays. Unique built-in temperature sensors that automatically adjust blinds with rising or falling temperatures can help increase energy efficiency and lower energy costs throughout the year. These can also be operated with timers or a simple one-touch button operation as well as the Somfy smartphone app or other smart devices like Alexa, Google Assistant, and others.
Budget Blinds also allows you to motorize your existing window coverings with motorized retrofit solutions. They add great value by upgrading your existing blinds and shades while providing enhanced privacy, security, convenience, and comfort. You can perform all the operations with motorized retrofit solutions that you can with new motorized window coverings. At the touch of a button with wireless wall switches or hand-held remotes, you can manage glare, get UV protection, and enhance energy efficiency by opening or closing them at specific times of the day with programmed sensors.
How Much Do Budget Blinds’ Motorized Window Coverings Cost?
The popularity of motorized window treatments is on the rise and likely to stay forever given the ease and convenience along with the host of other advantages. Motorized window coverings are perfect for homes as well as commercial spaces, enhancing comfort and generating cost savings by increasing energy efficiency.
Considering the price factor, it’s difficult to provide a cost estimate for a motorized window covering given the broad range of options that can impact the price. But the typical price range is between $300 (for budget-friendly options) and $1,000 (for window treatments powered with high-end technology like Lutron).
This can vary according to the various factors we’ve discussed like the window size and style and material of the window treatments. If you would like to explore the exact pricing information and the variety of options available in motorized window treatments, schedule a complimentary in-home design consultation. Our design experts will walk you through the process, evaluating your specific needs to ensure that you find the right solution for your windows and your budget. We’ll take exact measurements and install the window coverings with precision, so the only question is: Are you ready for convenience at the touch of a button?