If you are deciding to purchase custom window coverings in Riverside, there are a lot of options and you have to decide what is right for you. From blackout shades and wood blinds to custom draperies and exterior shades, the possibilities are almost limitless. One of the newest you things you can do for your windows though, is motorize them.
Motorized window coverings are one of the best new features out there that everyone should consider. You may think this is an extravagant feature, but we always tell our customers to remember that when the television first came out, a remote was thought of as an extravagant feature.
This is similar to the way we think about motorized window coverings. Much in the same way you cannot purchase a television without a remote, we believe, in the future, you will not purchase a window covering without a motor and remote.
This is a question you should ask yourself if you are deciding to purchase any window covering in Riverside. To reach an answer, there are a couple things you should consider: budget and necessity.
Budget – Most people forget how many windows they have when budgeting for new coverings. Not only that, they think they have to motorize all of their windows. That is not the case. Remember, just because you motorize certain window coverings does not mean you have to motorize them all. The beauty of window coverings is that on most products a motor can be installed at any time.
Necessity – There are some circumstances in which a motorized window covering becomes more of a necessity than a luxury. Think of the window you can’t reach on the 2nd story. The only way you can easily control that window covering is to motorize it. A great way to get used to motorization and see how it works for you, is to start with motorizing these hard to reach windows and see how you like it. Chances are you will fall in love.
There are two main types of motorized window treatments: battery powered and hard wired.
Battery-powered motors use 8 AA batteries that are inside of a tube and can be easily hidden under a valance or behind the motorized window covering. No cords means less mess and a much cleaner look. Also, a battery-powered motor is completely self-contained. Since no outside electrical source is required you can put one of these motors anywhere with no electrician needed. Finally, battery-powered motors are smaller than hard-wired motors and therefore more cost effective. They also do not require an electrician to run new wall plugs and save a lot of money on the overall cost of the project
These motors are plug in and done. No need to worry about changing batteries or having a solar panel accessory. They are also much more quiet than the battery-powered motors. Even if you have multiple motors working simultaneously in one room, they hardly emit any sound. Lastly, hard-wired window coverings can handle almost any load. There are many different sized hard-wired motors to accommodate almost any size project.
If you’re ready to take the leap and move into motorization, contact the certified experts at Orosco Design at (909) 881-2500 for a free in-home consultation.