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How to Choose the Right Motorized Shades for Your Home

Motorized shades help control light in a home’s dining area.

Enhance Your Home’s Function and Aesthetic with Motorized Shades

There are many benefits to installing motorized shades in your home. As an automated solution, motorized shades are easy and convenient; they provide privacy and protect your home’s furnishings from potential sun damage. Homeowners who invest in motorized shades may also see cost savings on their monthly utility bills as they can help insulate their homes, making them more energy efficient.

With so many accessible benefits, it’s easy to see why many homeowners are installing motorized shades. But, before taking advantage of these benefits, you must choose the best shades for you and your needs.

Continue reading to learn more about choosing the right motorized shades for your Blue Mountain, Ontario, home.

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Room and Window Type

There are various factors to consider when choosing the right motorized shades for your home, including in which rooms they will be used and what type of windows you have. In addition, spaces should be considered based on the amount of natural light you’d like and the amount of privacy needed. For instance, you probably wouldn’t install a sheer curtain in your bedroom or bathroom, instead opting for a blackout one for enhanced privacy and improved sleep.

Also, you’ll want to consider the type of window you are covering. If you have a sliding door, for example, your needs may be different than if you have a bay window with many panels. In addition, the type of window could impact if your shades open vertically or horizontally. 

Automation Controls

There are various automation control options, including whether you would like to operate the shades using a wall switch, a remote, or a smart app on a phone or tablet. The options available may differ slightly based on the brand of motorized shades you choose. However, we recommend choosing a brand like Lutron that integrates with various other automated smart home features.

In addition to how you will operate your motorized shades, there are options for how you would like them to function. For instance, would you want them to open and close on a set schedule or be triggered by a sensor? These may all be options for easy ways to automate your motorized shades.

Material and Style

Motorized shades come in a variety of materials and styles. You will have options for color, opacity, and more. Again, it’s essential to consider the levels of natural light and privacy you would like to have in each room in your home. As for style, you’ll have the option to choose between roller shades, blinds, draperies, and more.


When it comes time to consider your options, contact the shading experts at Balaklava. We can guide you through assessing your options and provide you with a customized quote and timeline for installation. There are many benefits to having motorized shades in your Blue Mountain, Ontario, home, and we can help you enjoy all of them!

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