Explore the possibilities of smart shading
Smart technology means customizability. You can create the system you want with the technology you love, and enjoy it throughout your Menlo Park, CA property. Of course, there’s another part of building a system that’s a lot of fun—adding stylish design features to your home.
Motorized blinds are a great way to add style, security and comfort to your spaces. And you can control them with the touch of a button. Let’s take a look at some of the options available to you. That way, you can get the most out of your technology.
The technology in your shading system is housed in the roller. They’re the essential part of your system.
Thankfully, there are a lot of roller options available. Consider curtain rods, or recessed, in-wall motors, or even exposed, industrial rollers. Each will help you craft the look you want for your rooms.
The electric motors are built into the rod or roller, and you can integrate multiple rollers for various functions — heavier curtains for chilly nights, and lighter shades for hot days.
Opacity measures how much light gets through each shade and can have a significant impact on the way you use other technology in your property.
Lower percentage integers let the least about of light through, and high numbers the most. On bright days, moderately opaque sunshades allow the appropriate amount of light. And they won’t allow the UV rays to heat the room or damage your furniture.
And here’s a fun fact: many homeowners choose white sunshades, thinking they’ll create a brighter look. That’s not always the case.
While white sunshades are bright-looking, they can also cause a lot of glare. We recommend dark colors for your windows. Instead of creating an oppressive environment, they’ll absorb excess light so you can see more.
Some shading options are called “railroadable.” It means the pattern on the fabric can run either perpendicular or parallel to the roll. This affects your style choices significantly.
Railroaded fabric is more customizable for different shapes and sizes. No matter your window dimensions, you should get the style you want, as the pattern can go either way.
Without railroaded patterns, customizing becomes a hassle. The manufacturer may have to combine sheets, which might result in seams that detract from the overall look of the space.
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