You May Be Surprised by How Technologically Savvy These Window Treatments Are
We’ve often discussed the benefits of motorized shades for Texas homes. From saving you money on energy costs and helping you reduce your carbon footprint to complementing your interior design scheme perfectly, motorized shades bring a wide variety of technological solutions to your River Oaks, TX home.
But what about the lesser-known technological solutions that motorized shades can bring to homes like yours? Crime deterrence, scene programming, and creative placement solutions are all possible with these motorized showcases of designer fabrics and styles.
Keep reading to learn three things you probably didn’t know that motorized window treatments can do.
There’s No Need to Avoid Tech When Smart Solutions Blend Seamlessly
Smart technology has become a buzzword in the building community, with many of our clients seeking these new and innovative technologies for their new-build homes or upgrade projects. Long gone are the days of clunky technology that interferes with interior design schemes.
Interior design considerations included in every home – lighting, shading, HVAC – can all be improved by adding smart technologies. Presently, there are many smart home design solutions that you can help your clients incorporate into their Memorial, TX properties.
Keep reading to learn how you can help your clients introduce smart interior design elements into their modern and sleek homes.
Enjoy Added Convenience, Comfort and Peace of Mind
Smart home control transforms your lifestyle on a day-to-day basis by blending technology seamlessly into every aspect of your life. A tailored technology solution that guides you throughout the day for unrivaled convenience, comfort and peace of mind is the ultimate luxury for your River Oaks, TX, home. Intuitive control of lights, entertainment, climate and more lets you create the ideal environment at the press of a button whether you're getting ready for work or preparing to host friends and family.
Smart Lighting is More Than a Luxury
Did you know that lighting control is the number one smart home feature requested by homeowners when doing any significant remodel or building a new house? It’s very logical – lighting control can save energy, enhance convenience, and even add a layer of security.
You may think of home lighting control for your River Oaks home as a luxury item – and you'd be right, as it's not an absolute necessity. But businesses implement lighting control too because they can take advantage of those same benefits we just described. And those businesses are not doing it as a luxury; they recognize the bottom line benefits of time, money, and improved environmental stewardship.
As a standalone solution, lighting control makes absolute sense on its own. But Refined Systems is a smart home integration company, and we do more than lighting control. We can show you that when you add other smart home features to lighting control, it becomes even more powerful and useful – for convenience, energy savings and security.
Ready to see how? Just keep reading.
4 Design Ideas for A Sleek Modern Look
Smart home technology is everywhere. From smart speakers to smart thermostats to smart cameras, there are a host of devices that can automate home functions and make everyday life simpler. But as a designer, you don’t want a bunch of electronics or devices dominating your interiors. Can the desire for the convenience and automation of modern smart devices mix with great design?
The answer is yes. In fact, some of the new tech has beautiful industrial design that makes a statement. And other smart home technology can be discreetly incorporated without taking anything away from you and your clients’ design sense.
Read on for 4 excellent ways to marry smart technology and style.
Beat the Houston Heat With Motorized Shades
Perhaps you’ve already invested in some home automation. You may have a smart thermostat that you can control and program from your smartphone. Maybe you have smart lights that go on and off at specific times or groups of lights that you can easily brighten or dim. You may even have security cameras that alert you to presence or activity in your home or outside.
But there’s one piece that you may not have thought about to complete your very efficient – and convenient – smart home technology, and that’s motorized shades. Of course, there are regular motorized shades that can go up and down at the push of a button on a remote or a smartphone app. But the advantages of automating your shades – making them smart – are more significant when you integrate them with your other smart technology. And with our Texas summer getting into full swing in Houston, smart shades can keep you cooler and more comfortable.
Just keep reading to learn more.
Brighten Any Home with Lutron Lighting Control
For interior designers and décor-conscious homeowners, the struggle of creating the perfect ambiance usually boils down to one thing: natural light. In a world where we now can control pretty much anything with smart home automation, natural light has continued to cause problems!
But it doesn’t have to. We can’t control the weather, but Lutron has come as close as possible with its smart lighting solutions. Below, we break down the two Lutron lighting control solutions that help to create the perfect environment for making homes look their best – no matter what the Houston, Texas weather may be!