From Convenience to Customization, The Benefits are Undeniable
Over the years, GHT Group has recommended and implemented countless motorized shade projects for clients. The response has always been overwhelmingly positive; it’s one of those things that once you have it, you never want to live without it. Of course, there is the undeniable luxury of managing your window treatments at the push of a button or on a schedule. But there is so much more that you get with motorized shading. As the end of the year approaches, many Birmingham homeowners start thinking of improvements they’d like in their homes, but they haven’t yet taken that next step. Stay with us below as we detail all the ways motorized window shades can enhance your home in 2024.
Here’s Why You’ll Want Motorized Shading in Your Home
Why would you want motorized window shades in your Buckhead home? There's undeniable convenience in pushing a button without getting up or going to each window and opening and closing your shades and window treatments to precise positions. But sometimes, you just have to envision what it's like to have them and what a difference they can make. So let's take a few words below to imagine what it's like to live with motorized shades in your Georgia home.
Harness Natural Light at Home with These Ideas
It’sno secret that we've all been spending much more time at home. The pandemic will end, but it has undoubtedly brought about lifestyle changes that will likely endure into the future. Some of those include continued work from home as technology allows for efficient communication and collaboration, distance learning that may provide a way to reduce the high cost of college, and more ways to stay fit, healthy, and entertained at home.
What do these trends have to do with motorized shades? More than you might think. Motorized window treatments are an increasingly popular option in both new and existing homes in Dunwoody, GA, and the metro Atlanta area. Beyond the sheer convenience, let’s explore how they can help you make the best of your time at home, no matter the activity.
Increase Comfort and Save Energy, Elegantly
On these pages in the recent past, we’ve enthusiastically extolled the virtues of motorized shades in residential settings. There's no denying the comfort and convenience factors, the compounded benefits from integration with other smart automation, and the real energy savings they can bring.
You may not know that all the benefits above can be applied to commercial settings, as well. We could even argue that the business case for motorized shades in your Marietta, GA enterprise is easier to make.
How? Keep reading to learn some smart shading solutions for business.
SEE ALSO: What Makes Lutron Motorized Shades Among the Industry’s Best?
Learn About Three Unique Aspects of Lutron’s Motorized Shades
Are all motorized shades the same? All cars will get you from Point A to Point B, but they will do it quite differently. It's much the same with smart home products like motorized shades; they tend to all get to the same results, but some accomplish the result with much greater aplomb. With motorized shades, there are many differences, and some are more subtle than others.
Lutron is a company that is almost synonymous with lighting control. The company invented the first dimmer in the 1950s, and today holds 2,700 patents worldwide on lighting technology. Did you know that they also make motorized shades? Lutron's mission is controlling light, both natural and artificial. They produce over 15,000 products, and motorized shading is an integral part of the product portfolio in both residential and commercial applications.
So, the first unique aspect of Lutron motorized shades is that no other company in the smart home space fields as extensive a product line in both lighting and shading control, which is why Georgia Home Theater is proud to be a Lutron integration partner in the Atlanta area.
Now that you know one important facet of Lutron, read on to find out more about their motorized shades solutions and why they’re the smart choice for your home Roswell or elsewhere in Metro Atlanta.
Control the Sun and Enjoy the View at Your Midtown High-Rise Unit
If you have moved to Midtown Atlanta in the past few years, you have seen tremendous growth and improvement in this urban enclave. The Olympic Games in 1996 helped accelerate that growth, and the area boasts amenities like the Woodruff Arts Center, Atlantic Station, great restaurants and so much more.
You enjoy living in your modern urban high-rise, but come summer the hot southern sun streaming in your floor-to-ceiling view windows makes your air conditioning work overtime. It's easy enough to draw the curtains or shades, but you don't want to block the view. And continually opening and closing drapes and shades gets tiring. What's the solution? Motorized shades.
You might think that motorized shades might be limiting in style, too modern, or challenging to install in your space. We'd like to politely dispel all those notions here and show you how motorized shades will enhance your urban Atlanta living spaces.
Ready to learn more? Just keep reading.
Embrace a More Convenient Motorized Shades Solution
You’ll have a lot of choices to make when adding motorized shades to your home in the Dunwoody or Metro Atlanta area. There are various control, model, and fabric options available. Then there’s the decision of how you want to power your shades. A lot of clients don’t realize they can pick between hard-wired shades and battery-powered ones.
The right choice, as with most technology, will come down to your family’s priorities and your home’s limitations. Are you most interested in having a lot of control options or a quick installation? Are you in new construction or looking for an upgrade to an existing home? This blog focuses primarily on the benefits of battery-powered shades and offers some recommendations from our Lutron partners.
Customize Your Motorized Shades To Match Your Home
Lutron is an industry leader when it comes to motorized shades, creating products that allow homeowners to quickly adjust their shades, drapes, and blinds with the push of a button. This provides a variety of benefits, from better insulation to reducing the damage caused by U/V rays and increasing the amount of natural light in your home so you can be more energy efficient with your lights. By linking your motorized shades to a smart home control system, you gain total control of their movement and can set up schedules and scenes that automatically adjust your window treatments for different occasions and times of the day.
Keep reading to learn about how Lutron’s variety of motorized shades, drapes, and blinds can enrich your North Georgia home – whether in Alpharetta or beyond.
Lower the Energy Bill at Your Metro Atlanta Home This Winter
The holiday season is upon us, and that means your energy bill is about to skyrocket. And we’re not just talking about the Christmas tree, either. The temperatures here in Metro Atlanta are dropping, and your bank account could be taking a big hit when January comes around.
Smart home technology is intended to make your life easier, and it can take some of the financial weight of the holidays off. (You’ll have to hit the treadmill for anything you gain from feasting on turkey and pumpkin pie.)
Motorized shades are an especially valuable smart home technology when it comes to conserving energy.
Read on to learn how these window treatments can lower the power bill of your Metro Atlanta home during the holidays and year-round.
A Side-By-Side Breakdown of Motorized Vs. Manual Shades
Window shades are an essential part of your Buckhead-area home’s functionality and design. They help regulate temperature, protect against UV rays, reduce glare on TVs, and prevent the outside world from looking into your house when you want private time.
Manual shades can be a hassle to operate, and if they’re not lowered at the right time, they don’t offer any protection. Those problems are eliminated with motorized shades, which operate automatically depending on the settings you program into your home control system.
Read on to discover how motorized and manual shades compare in three different areas: ease of use, customization, and convenience.