You’re in the living room and hear a gentle swoosh. It must be around 3 p.m., you think, that time of day when the afternoon sun bursts through your living room windows. Thanks to your automated blinds, the sun’s glare will no longer prevent your family from enjoying a favorite TV show together after a long day at work or school.

You probably haven’t stopped to think about how often you open and close your blinds. But if you do the math, even if it’s just two times a day, that’s 730 times a year. Multiple 730 by the number of windows in your home and that’s a whole lot of time that could be better spent on just about anything else.

In addition to being a timesaver, smart blinds have a lot to offer homeowners.

Here are five reasons our customers love smart blinds:

  • Hard-to-reach windows — Motorized window coverings make it easier to open any window. But it’s even more beneficial when your home boasts high windows or skylights, which make it near impossible to manually open or close coverings.

  • Change the mood — Window coverings can change the look and feel of a room. With smart shades, you can have curtain coverings retract and a shade lowered to let in some light while still providing privacy. It can also create a different ambiance, setting the mood for a small dinner party or a relaxing evening at home.

  • Privacy and security — Beyond comfort and convenience, smart blinds can add another level of privacy and security to your home. By arming your security system or pre-programming your shades and blinds to close at a certain time, you can restrict the view inside your home.

  • Energy savings — In the long run, automated shades are more cost effective than traditional manual shades. If you use them wisely, you can stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter by deflecting or harnessing solar heat — even if you’re not home.

  • Less wear and tear on your home — Bright sunlight can cause furniture, artwork and wood flooring to fade prematurely. Preserve your home from the sun’s damaging UV rays by automatically closing your smart shades during the times of day when sunlight is at its brightest.

Visit our new design studio in our Bellevue showroom to experience the convenience of Smart Blinds.