Window treatments furnish the finishing touch to a room. Shades and sheers impart ambiance, elegance, and style. A home without window coverings is just not complete, leaving it looking unfinished and barren.
More than just window fashion, motorized shades have benefits beyond beauty; they can lower your energy costs and provide privacy. Integration can also bring health benefits when tied to a system based on regulating circadian rhythms and better sleep.
Lutron and Crestron both manufacture high-quality shades in various colors and designs with sophisticated controllers. The choice depends on whether you are looking to add shades as complete home integration or as a standalone solution.
Are you interested in learning more about how motorized shades can benefit you and your home? Read more below.
Daylighting brings the natural light of the sun into your home. The architectural use of sunlight creates rooms that feel more open and connected to the outdoors. Natural light also triggers the production of serotonin, a mood-boosting hormone. Sometimes this can be too much of a good thing.
With all the benefits, natural light has one byproduct of concern for Miami residents - heat. The power of the sun can quickly make a home unbearably warm, forcing your HVAC system to work overtime. When connected to a control system and sensors, motorized sheers can lower themselves in the middle of the day to minimize the direct heating.
Through HomeWorks controllers and a Ketra circadian lighting system, Lutron balances the use of natural lighting and luminaries that match the sun’s colors and hues, which in turn manages energy because your lights won’t shine at full brightness all day.
When the shading system is viewed as a part of a larger eco-system, Crestron can call upon the interrelationships of your whole home infrastructure. You can trigger the window treatments per zone based on temperature, time of day, and even weather reports or local advisories.
It has been said that a home’s soul is viewed through its windows. Modern design looks to blur the boundaries between inside and out, bringing as much nature into your space. While the effect produces a calming effect on the occupants, it also means that folks can also see into your home.
Your home should provide a sense of comfort and security while letting the right amount of sunlight in, without compromising either. Automated window treatments can help ensure that you have the level of privacy you want when you need it. While both manufactures give you the ability to bring shades down at the touch of a button, Crestron takes it a few steps further. You can activate the system based on time of day, a security alert, or even the sound of your voice.
While the benefits of energy savings and privacy are essential, at the end of the day, you have to look at them. Fashion and style are essential in choosing the shades to install in your home. Just as your home theater’s design and decor are deeply personal, so too are the window dressings you put up.
Because they work with input from designers, architects, and even electrical installers, both companies have extensive lines and styles that are a perfect fit for your home – both in form and function.
Motorized window treatments can completely transform your living space. Want to learn even more? Give our team a call or fill out our online contact form here. We’d love to hear from you!