How To Enhance Your Home with Motorized Blinds

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How Motorized Blinds Can Improve Your Home

If you’re in the market for window treatments, there’s a high likelihood you’ve come across the functionality of motorization. But what are motorized shades and blinds, and are they a good fit for your home?

Not only have motorized window treatments become a trendy interior addition, but they’re also practical and energy-efficient. Imagine waking up to the morning sun as your blinds open automatically, or effortlessly reducing your home's energy consumption with the touch of a button. These are just a few of the many advantages that motorized blinds bring to your home, but they don’t just stop there. Let's explore the advantages to help you determine if motorized window treatments are the right choice for you.

Going Green Through Motorized Blinds

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More than just a convenience upgrade, motorized blinds are an eco-friendly choice that can help make your home greener. While it’s true that most window treatments help with energy efficiency, motorized blinds take it up a notch.

Do Motorized Blinds Save Energy?

One of the standout features of motorized blinds is their energy-savings capability. By automating the opening and closing of your blinds, you can control the amount of heat and light that enters your home. In the summer, keeping your blinds closed during the hottest part of the day helps keep your home cooler, reducing the need for air conditioning. On the contrary, opening your blinds to let in the sun's warmth in winter can help reduce heating costs. Plus, many motorized blinds are designed with insulating materials that enhance their energy-efficient blinds properties, making your home feel comfortable while lowering utility bills.


While it’s true most blinds and shades are durable, motorized window treatments take it a step further with efforts that are dedicated to saving you money over time. Our versatile range of fabrics include high-quality materials (vinyl, real wood, PVC, etc.) that are made to withstand daily wear and tear. Plus, our motor options are built to last, meaning fewer replacements and repairs.

Whether your preference is motorized blinds or shades, durability is critical when investing in these eco-friendly window treatments so you can count on them to look great and function properly for years.

Automated Light Control

In addition to the energy- and money-saving benefits that motorized window treatments will bring to your home, they’ll also help you take advantage of natural light. Motorized blinds and shades can be programmed to open and close at specific times, reducing your reliance on artificial lighting and lowering your energy use.

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Understanding the Cost of Motorized Blinds

Motorized blinds are an investment in enhancing your home's comfort, energy efficiency, and lifestyle. While they may have a higher upfront cost compared to traditional blinds, their long-term benefits often make them worthwhile. The good news? Long gone are the days where motorization = highly expensive. With a variety of style and power options, motorized window treatments now have much more affordable price points.

How Much Do Motorized Blinds Cost?

The cost of motorized blinds can vary widely based on a number of factors, so there isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer. Below are a few cost factors to consider when shopping:

  • Window Size & Type: The overall cost of motorized window treatments is largely influenced by the size of your window. Furthermore, specialized options like blackout materials can add a premium to the cost compared to light-filtering materials.
  • Material Quality: With a library of fabrics to choose from, you’ll quickly realize that some materials come with a premium when compared to others. The good news is that there’s an option for every budget. SImply ask one of our design consultants and they can show you an affordable equivalent that offers the same performance and appearance.
  • Installation Costs: While there’s always the option to go the DIY route, installing motorized blinds can be daunting. So the additional price tag for installation services comes with the reassurance that your window treatments are being handled with expert care.

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  • Power Options: Motorized blinds come with several power options to suit your preference and budget:
    1. Rechargeable Motor: This option is compatible with wand control and offers an economical entry point for motorization.
    2. Lithium Battery Tube: This power option works with remote controls, balancing cost and convenience.
    3. DC Power Supply: Ideal for those wanting to integrate with smart home hubs for app and voice control.

If you’re searching for an affordable starting point, our Motorized Cellular Shade is a perfect entry-level option, providing exceptional value with a modern design. Blinds To Go offers a range of motorization units for those looking for more advanced options to fit different needs and budgets.

Are Motorized Window Treatments Worth It?

Though the initial cost is higher than traditional blinds, the long-term savings on energy bills, added comfort and seamless convenience make motorized window treatments a worthwhile investment. It’s not just about being “worth it" financially; it’s about making changes to improve your lifestyle, too. Some states offer incentives for energy-efficient home improvements, which can help offset the initial cost as well. Plus, all motorized blinds from Blinds To Go come with a 5-year warranty, giving you peace of mind and reducing maintenance costs while creating a worry-free home.

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Seamless Smart Home Integrations

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The best part about smart home technology? Its ability to have devices work with one another to improve your home’s comfort. Our motorized window blinds and shades integrate seamlessly with your existing smart devices, making your home more automated and convenient.

Can I Integrate Motorized Blinds with My Smart Home System?

Motorized blinds can easily integrate with smart home systems like Google Home, Amazon Alexa, and Apple HomeKit. This allows you to control your blinds with simple voice commands, adding a layer of convenience to your daily routine.

Automation and Scheduling

One of the most customizable features of motorized blinds is the ability to set unique schedules. You can program your window treatments to open and close at specific times of the day to help begin your day, end your day, protect furniture, and more. There’s also additional features like sunlight sensors that help adjust blinds automatically based on natural light, in an effort to optimize energy efficiency and comfort.

Comfort and Convenience with Motorized Blinds

Motorized blinds bring a new level of comfort and convenience to your home, making managing window treatments a breeze. Not only are they the perfect option for those with mobility issues but they’re also beneficial for hard-to-reach areas, such as tall ceilings. Let’s dive into some of the benefits motorized shades provide to help you relax and enjoy your home without the hassle.

User-Friendly Operation

One of the most significant aspects of motorized blinds is that they’re designed to be user-friendly. This makes them accessible to everyone in the household, regardless of age or ability. The controls are simplistic, meaning everyone can enjoy the benefits of automated window treatments without hassle.

Can Motorized Blinds Be Controlled with Voice Command?

Definitely! With the Blinds To Go Automate Pulse 2 App, you can control your blinds using voice commands through Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and Apple HomeKit. This feature adds a modern touch to your home and makes controlling your blinds easier.

Remote Access

Blinds To Go offers a 15-channel remote option, allowing you to control multiple blinds from a single remote. This is especially handy if you purchase multiple motorized blinds (or plan to in the near future), as the same remote can be programmed to control up to 15 blinds.

Aesthetic Appeal of Motorized Blinds

Motorized blinds are window treatments that give you privacy while enhancing the look of any space. Just like regular window treatments, they come in various designs and styles, so you can expect to find one that matches your aesthetic. BlindsTo Go offers numerous options, so you can be sure to find a style that fits your home’s personality. We offer motorized options for the following window treatments:

  • Wooden Blinds
  • Cellular Shades
  • Roller Shades
  • Cascade Shades
  • Roman Shades
  • Faux Wooden Blinds

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How Motorized Blinds Can Improve Your Health and Well-being

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We’ve already discussed how motorized blinds and shades provide energy efficient and comfort benefits, but did you know they can also improve your well-being? Since motorized blinds help control natural light and privacy, they contribute to a healthier home.

Improved Sleep Quality

Let’s face it: While loud alarms might be necessary for some, they’re much less soothing than natural light hitting your eyes. Motorized blinds can help improve your sleep quality by creating a natural wake-up and sleep cycle. Gradual sunlight adjustments help you wake up more seamlessly, promoting a healthier sleep pattern and making your mornings more pleasant.

UV Protection

While it’s important to get natural light into your home, UV rays can cause sun bleaching to furniture and warping to wooden floors. Plus, those hard-to-reach areas, like tall ceilings and skylight windows, make avoiding UV protection extra challenging. Motorized shades can be installed in those hard-to-reach areas in your home, giving you more accessible control.

Child and Pet Proof

If you have a child or own a pet, there’s a good chance you understand the risks of traditional window treatments. However, motorized blinds are safer for both children and pets, eliminating the need for cords and reducing the risk of accidents.

Why Motorized Blinds Are the Perfect Choice

Motorized blinds represent the future of window treatments, combining modern technology with practical benefits. In addition to energy efficiency and comfort, there are so many benefits for any lifestyle. If you’re looking for high quality window treatments that offer functionality and a modern look, motorized shades are a worthwhile investment that brings comfort, convenience, and style to any home.

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