Post-Holiday Smart Home Upgrades

The holiday season brings a ton of excitement, cheer, family get-togethers, awesome food, and … of course … the much-awaited holiday gifts! If you’ve been gifted a Smart device this season, congratulations!

Motorized Drapes in Living Room

As you probably know, it can make your life a lot ‘smarter’, easier, convenient, stress-free and, yes, a lot more fun too. Are you looking for a good read or movies to binge watch this weekend? No problem. Or perhaps you left home in a hurry and aren’t sure whether you locked the garage door? No need to worry. Ask Alexa or Google Home. They cannot only answer all your questions, but also help you manage and control your home from inside or outside the home.

Today there are many versatile digital assistants and home systems to pick from and endless possibilities to what you can do with them. With Budget Blinds, the realm of possibilities keeps getting bigger. Our motorized window treatments are compatible with Smart devices like Alexa, Google Home, Lutron®, and Sonos, so you can control them with the help of these devices from wherever you are -- at work, the pet salon, or your favorite holiday destination.

Read on to find out how you can make your home ‘smarter’ with motorized window treatments.

Motorized Window Treatments for Smart Homes

Motorized Shades in Living Room

The Smart home trend has picked up its pace in the last decade and is expected to continue to grow. In our fast-paced lives driven by instant communication, we expect everything to match our rapid pace, even our window treatments. And that’s only fair, as motorized window treatments add immense value with increased convenience and comfort and, not to forget, a dash of luxury.

Motorization allows you to operate your window treatments in an instant, at the touch of a button, anytime and from anywhere. You can even program them to open and close at pre-planned times of the day or night, or with rising or falling temperatures. They offer not only convenience and a stress-free environment but can also provide enhanced privacy, security, energy efficiency, and UV protection.

Automated window covering solutions have already established a market base among baby boomers with disposable incomes and the Gen X population with an inclination towards new technology. Plus, as millennials become homeowners, they’re expected to further fuel the demand for technologically advanced, sleek products like automated blinds and shades. It’s no wonder that a 2019 study conducted by Sundale Research has predicted that nearly 12% of all movable window coverings will be automated by 2023.

With Budget Blinds’ motorized window covering solutions, you can transform your home into a Smart home. It adds convenience, comfort, ease, stress-free environment, and a dash of elegance that comes with an elevated lifestyle. Some of the most popular motorized window treatments are draperies, shutters, vertical blinds, and interior and exterior roller shades.

Whether you want to motorize your existing window treatments or install new motorized window covering solutions designed to meet all your needs, here are some Budget Blinds’ motorized window treatment options worth considering:

Budget Blinds and Lutron Smart Home Collection

In partnership with Lutron, Budget Blinds has designed automated shades that can be controlled at the touch of a button or programmed to open and close at a pre-selected time or with rising or falling temperatures during the day or night.

Lutron’s whole-home wireless automation helps you operate your Budget Blinds window coverings effortlessly and at the touch of a button, no matter where you’re located. You can control your Lutron powered Smart shades, Smart lights, and Smart thermostat with any Smart home device, including Amazon® Alexa, Apple® HomeKit™, Google® Assistant, Nest®, and Sonos, offering unparalleled versatility and flexibility.

For enhanced energy savings, you can open and close window coverings with the help of temperature-controlled sensors and use heating or cooling only when required. With automated opening and closing schedules at pre-selected times of the day or night, you can program your blinds and shades to open and close in tandem with your sleep-and-wake schedule -- create a darkened ambience at bedtime for a deep and restful sleep and wake up to light instead of a noisy alarm in the morning

Plus, with Smart lighting, you can create the lighting condition of your choice. In addition, Smart home window treatments offer security and privacy alongside creating a safe environment for children and pets with their cordless, motorized operation.

Our Sonos whole-home wireless sound system is just perfect for home theaters or any interior space with its ability to create an immersive, theater-like sound experience by delivering rich sound to any room.

If you’re looking for enhanced child-friendly and energy-efficient window treatments, consider installing Lutron cellular and roller shades, which are available in a wide variety of colors and materials.

Budget Blinds Motorized Retrofit Solutions

Have existing window coverings that you would like to motorize? No problem. With Budget Blinds Smart Home Collection mentioned above, you can elevate your home’s existing window coverings with cutting-edge motorization.

Our Motorized Retrofit Solutions allow you to keep your existing window treatments, but upgrade and enhance their value by motorizing them. These can also be controlled with Smart home automation devices available in the market which include Alexa, Sonos, and Google Home, to name just a few. In addition, they offer enhanced practicality with increased energy efficiency, privacy, safety, and convenience at the click of a button. It’s an absolute win-win solution from all sides – practicality, convenience, and an elevated lifestyle at an affordable price!

Budget Blinds and Somfy® Motorized Window Treatments

In partnership with Somfy, Budget Blinds offers motorized window treatments that provide privacy, security, energy efficiency, and UV protection – all at once. Similar to the Lutron powered Budget Blinds window covering solutions, our Somfy motorized window treatments can also be programmed to open and close at specific times or when the sun is shining to help protect your furniture, upholstery, flooring, and artwork from harmful UV rays that cause fading and warping.

You can control your Budget Blinds shades, drapes, and blinds with one of several control options, ranging from wireless wall switches to hand-held remotes. You can even control them from your iPhone, iPad, or computer, wherever you’re located, in the house or even remotely. You also have the option of Somfy’s home automation system, Tahoma, that includes a user-friendly, web-based interface with step-by-step prompts and clear graphics to help users personalize their control functions with ease.

Somfy has introduced new voice-control technology that lets you control motorized window treatments through the myLink app. In addition, the SDN Power over Ethernet (PoE) Gateway helps control motorized interior shades and draperies and allows integration of shading with other PoE systems like security, HVAC, and lighting.

Motorized window coverings also include unique sensors that can be programmed to automatically adjust blinds with rising temperatures, increasing energy savings. A simple, one-touch button operation lets you open and close window coverings effortlessly, creating a safe indoor environment for children and pets with its cordless operation.

Lastly, motorized window coverings combine innovative technology with cutting-edge designs to offer users a wide variety of window covering style options and an array of impressive automation features.

Are you ready to take the first step towards enhanced comfort, unparalleled convenience, luxury, energy efficiency, and peace of mind with Budget Blinds’ Smart Home Collection? Schedule a complimentary in-home design consultation for expert guidance on finding the right fit for your home. Our design consultants are highly trained and qualified in evaluating your requirements and fitting your windows with just what you need. Smart homes make happy homes!

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