Thursday, September 27, 2007

The Magic of Motorized Window Shades

A current trend in contemporary interior design is for more simple architectural window coverings. An example of this would be the use of motorized shades. In Palm Desert, Palm Springs, and Rancho Mirage, we are often building in pockets above windows with electrical outlets in today's contemporary homes to provide for the many options in motorized window treatments.

With advancing technology, anything is possible in interior design; You can have window treatments controlled by a switch on the wall, a remote control, or both. You can have the window treatments communicate with an automated system controlled by a main computer in your home. The shades can be grouped according to rooms, areas, or individually.

Another advantage of motorized window treatments is that they can make hard to reach windows much more accessible and easy to cover. A window over a bathtub is always a challenge, especially when privacy is an issue. Now with motorized technology, the problem of light control for windows in difficult areas is solved. This is especially important here in the desert, where owners may be away from there desert home for several months at a time.

Motorized shades (especially great with shades
from Smith & Noble) come in a variety of materials and colors and can provide full sun protection (a major issue for luxury home interiors here in the desert) and room darkening (also an interior design issue in the desert) or filtered light in a room. With advances in home automation technology continually changing, motorized window treatments are fast becoming a necessity in interior design rather than a luxury in todays homes in Palm Desert, Palm Springs, and Rancho Mirage.

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