Choosing the Right Blinds
Electric blinds, also known as motorized or remote-controlled blinds, are a modern and convenient way to control the amount of light and privacy in a room. However, with so many options and features available, choosing the right electric blinds for your home or office can be a daunting task.
Choosing the right motorized blinds for your home or office requires careful consideration of several key factors. Factors such as the type of window, the function of the room, the level of control and automation, the power options, quality and durability, and appearance. By taking the time to evaluate these factors, you can ensure that you choose electric blinds that will meet your needs and add both style and functionality to your home or office.
Choosing the Right Blinds
Choosing the Right Blinds
Type of Window: The first factor to consider is the type of window you are looking to cover. Different types of motorized blinds are better suited to different types of windows. For example, electric roller shades are ideal for large windows and sliding glass doors, while electric Roman shades are better for small windows or for use in bedrooms or living rooms.
Type of Room: Consider the function of the room, the light and privacy levels that you want and need, as well as the style of the room. For example, electric blinds in a bedroom or media room may require a blackout lining for complete light control, while blinds in a living room or kitchen may require a high level of light control and a view-through option.
Control and Automation: Electric blinds can be controlled using a remote control, a smartphone app, or even integrated with smart home systems. Consider what level of control and automation you want and need and select a system that meets those requirements.
Power Options: Electric blinds can be powered by batteries or plug into an electrical outlet. Consider which power option is best for your needs. For example, if you have a hard-to-reach window, a battery-powered option may be more convenient.
Quality and Durability: Electric blinds can be a significant investment. Therefore, it’s important to choose a quality product that is built to last. Look for blinds that have been tested for durability and have a good warranty.
Appearance: Electric blinds come in a wide range of colors and styles. They can be customized to suit your specific needs. Consider the appearance of the blinds and how they will look in your home or office.
How to choose Electric Blinds
When choosing electric blinds, there are several factors to consider in order to make sure you choose the best option for your space. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
Room placement: Electric blinds are a great option for hard-to-reach windows, such as skylights or high windows. They can also be used in rooms where a traditional corded option would be difficult to use, such as a home theater.
Size and type of window: Consider the size and shape of your window, as well as the type of window treatment you’re looking for. Motorized blinds are available in a variety of styles, including roller blinds, roman shades, and venetian blinds.
Control options: Electric blinds can be controlled using a variety of methods, including a remote control, a wall switch, or even a smartphone or tablet app. Consider which control option would work best for your space and lifestyle.
Power source: Electric blinds can be powered by batteries or by hardwiring them into your home’s electrical system. Battery-powered options tend to be more convenient, but may require more frequent battery changes. Hardwired options can be more reliable, but may require more installation.
Safety features: Electric blinds can be equipped with safety features, such as automatic shut-off and obstacle detection, to prevent accidents. Consider if these safety features are important to you and your family.
Integration with other home automation systems: Many electric blinds can be integrated with other home automation systems. Exaples of Voice control through Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. Consider if that is important for your home.
Price: Electric blinds can be more expensive than traditional corded options, so consider your budget when making your decision.
Making a Final Decision
It’s also recommended to speak to one of our professionals at Prestige Blinds to discuss the various options before making a final decision.
Electric Blind Installation
Installing electric blinds can be a bit more complex than installing traditional corded blinds. It requires running electrical wiring and potentially making modifications to your home’s electrical system. However, with proper planning and execution, the installation process can be completed successfully.
Prestige Blinds installation teams are trained to properly install the blinds. This will ensure the safety and also the warranty of the product can be maintained.
Here are the general steps for installing electric blinds:
Plan the layout: Measure the window and determine where the blinds will be mounted. Make sure the mounting location is sturdy enough to support the weight of the blinds.
Gather the necessary materials: You will need the electric blinds, a power source (such as an electrical outlet), and any necessary hardware or tools.
Run the wiring: If the blinds will be hardwired, you will need to run electrical wiring from the power source to the mounting location. If the blinds are battery-powered, you can skip this step.
Install the mounting bracket: Attach the mounting bracket to the wall or ceiling above the window. The bracket should be level and securely attached to the wall.
Mount the blinds: Once the bracket is installed, attach the blinds to the bracket according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Make sure the blinds are level and properly aligned.
Connect the power: Connect the power to the blinds, either by plugging them into an outlet or by hardwiring them into your home’s electrical system.
Test the blinds: Test the blinds to make sure they are working properly and that the wiring is secure.
Configure control options: Configure the remote control, wall switch or smartphone/tablet app if any of these options are available and as per your requirement.