Motorized Shades Offer a Versatile Tool for Architects and Designers
Due to rising homeowner demand, “daylighting” is now a familiar term for both designers and architects. For many clients, harvesting natural light is one of their biggest priorities. When dealing with natural light, it can sometimes be a challenge to strike a balance between form and function when it comes to interior décor and general architectural features.
Realizing the real potential of natural light doesn’t have to be difficult. The emergence of motorized shades technology has made it easier than ever to manage an always stubborn element. How can smart shading enhance your projects in Hillsborough, CA? Keep reading to find out.
The Importance of Natural Light in Architecture
Getting the right amount of natural light into your projects is essential to creating healthier, more efficient homes. Below, we’ll showcase some of the key benefits of natural light. Then, in the next section, we’ll discuss how motorized shades can help you harness it.
Regular access to natural light can help people recover from illnesses, perform better in their daily tasks, regulate their melatonin levels and encourage better sleep cycles. Light can even reduce stress and depression by stimulating the production of serotonin.
Of course, it’s also important to make sure the home is beautiful and functional. Sunlight can bring out specific colors, while large windows can offer great views and create a space that looks bigger than it is. At times, though, you also need strategic shadows to add depth and texture to architectural and interior design features.
How Motorized Shades Can Enhance Your Project
Providing the perfect natural light for a space is practically impossible. For one, sunlight itself isn’t quite reliable. Homes also have varied roles, and owners have subjective preferences. So how can one solution meet all their needs?
In the past, architects had to alter their design plans completely to harvest natural light. Special consideration had to be taken for west-facing and south-facing windows to absorb the sun’s energy. In some cases, this meant sacrificing better views or overall layouts simply for “sun-harvesting.”
Instead, intuitive control of shades makes it easy to adjust for the movement of the sun through the use of schedules, sensors, or smart devices.
With large windows, solar heat gain has become a big issue. To avoid the space heating up dramatically during the day, you can have photo sensors automatically close shades when hit by direct sunlight to help cool down the home.
These photosensors are also ideal to avoid unnecessary glare. You don’t have to steer clear of big beautiful windows in media rooms, so they don’t become unusable during certain times of the day. Just bring down your beautiful sun shades when needed to watch a movie.
We can work with architects and interior designers to choose shading scenes and fabrics that help create the perfect mix of sunlight and shadows to bring out the home’s best features.
We have extensive experience working with architects and can review blueprints to find ideal placement and dimensions, help with difficult or unique applications, and offer diverse motorized shade samples to help you find the ideal ones for your project.
If you want to enhance your next project in the Bay Area with custom shading, reach out to us by calling 415-993-7600 or by emailing [email protected].