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5 Ways Motorized Shades Benefit Your Smart Home

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Discover how automated window treatments transform your living space and lifestyle

The lighting and design of any home affect its beauty; they determine how the home feels and impact indoor comfort as well. Both professional lighting design and stylish decor make your home more comfortable and welcoming. And shades play an important role in it all. Not only do they let in or block out natural light, but they also elevate the style of your home. Motorized shades are the perfect shading solution for San Juan Capistrano and Orange County, CA homes. Keep reading to see the benefits they provide to you and your smart home.

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1. Perfect Light for Any Home

Motorized shades are designed to provide the perfect amount of light in any room. Best all, you don’t have to do a thing to make it happen! They can be programmed to operate via a schedule or light/heat sensors. Automatic shades integrate perfectly with your home lighting system, so you always get the ideal balance of natural and artificial light.

2. Easy Controls

How about hassle-free control of your motorized blinds? Wouldn’t that be nice? It’s so easy to do! Adjust your shades up or down with the touch of a button or a voice command. You can control your automatic shades via a wall panel, smart home tablet, smartphone app, or remote.

3. Protect Furniture from UV Rays

Motorized window treatment manufacturers like Lutron make many shades with fabrics that vary in opacity. So, if you want to preserve the view from your window but protect your furniture and art from harmful UV rays, you can get a sheer fabric you can see through. Or, choose a room-darkening or blackout option for a bedroom or your home theater.

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Add Value to Your Next Project with Automated Roller Shades

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Motorized Window Shades Give Homeowners Seamless Control And Blend In Beautifully With Luxury Homes

Shades are an essential part of any home. As a home builder, architect, or interior designer, you understand that. Without them, rooms would look bare, and the life of homeowners would be moving pictures for all the neighbors to see! While conventional window shades create ambiance and privacy, they don’t add convenience or opulence. Instead, why not use automated roller shades that respond when you touch a tablet, remote, or smartphone app? Since modern homes require updated technologies, motorized window treatments are the perfect solution for delivering value to clients. They offer more privacy, convenience, and comfort. If you're working on a home project in Anaheim Hills or Orange County, CA, read on to learn why you should make room for automated roller shades in your design plan.

SEE ALSO: Should Motorized Roller Shades Be Your Next DIY Project?

Safety for Children and Pets

If your client wants a safe home for pets and children, automated shades are the perfect option. Traditional shades and blinds often use cords, which pose choking hazards for children and animals. However, automated shades have a cordless design that eliminates this problem. In addition, cords and rods - even though you may have grown accustomed to them - are unsightly. However, motorized shades are sleek, stylish, and free of strings.

One-Touch Automation

As the name suggests, motorized window treatments are electronically and remotely controlled. No need to get up to twist rods or pull strings. Instead, there are multiple control options, depending on the manufacturer. Raise and lower the shades using a remote, smartphone app, or smart home tablet. If you want to go completely touch-free, automated shades can be programmed to operate based on the time of day or even via light sensors.

Light Filtration and Blackout

How about two shades in one? Premium brands often integrate two fabric types into one shading solution for added functionality and convenience. During the day, lighter fabrics filter the light to block the harsh UV rays, yet the home still takes advantage of natural light. But when the occasion arises (e.g., movie night, nap time, or extra privacy), the darker fabric provides a complete blackout effect. The dual functionality of the fabrics also serves to improve the home's energy efficiency. The natural sunlight entering the home offers daylight savings. You don't need to use the home's lighting system when the sun is up. Also, when automated shades raise and lower based on light or heat sensors, they help regulate indoor temperature, so the HVAC system uses less energy to cool or heat a space. Are you ready to add automated roller shades to your home project in Anaheim Hills, CA? Launch Systems offers the best solutions for residential spaces. Get in touch today to start your project. Call us at (949) 515-7030 or use the live chat option to get more details.

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Top Benefits of Lutron Shades for Smart Homes

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Improve the energy efficiency of your home with Lutron Shades

Lutron is one of the top brands in the smart home industry. Though known best for their lighting control solutions—which they first introduced in the 1950’s—they’ve also become innovators when it comes to motorized shades. Their varied wireless and wired models will add beauty and functionality to any space.  If you're looking for the perfect shading system for your smart home, Lutron shades may be the solution you're looking for. Read on to find out all benefits of using Lutron shading in your Huntington Beach and Orange County, CA, residence. 

SEE ALSO: The Health and Aesthetic Benefits of Professional Lighting by a Lutron Installer

Long Life

Lutron's wireless window treatments are powered by D-batteries that can easily last for 3 to 5 years without needing replacement. Depending on the Lutron control system you are working with you can integrate Sivoia WS Triathlon or Serena shading systems and enjoy reliability for a long time. We do recommend their other hardwired solutions including their Palladiom line of shades that incorporate a sleek design to fit any décor. 

Complete Control

You can enjoy complete control over the shading system with Lutron. A single tap can lower or raise the shades as needed. Choose to manage them from apps, beautiful on-wall keypads, or even voice commands.  Your Lutron dealer can also preprogram shades with particular settings and let you adjust them through our app as needed. Schedule shades to close when glare is its strongest or at the end of the day for added privacy. 

Reduced Energy Consumption

One of the most prominent benefits of having a Lutron shading system in your smart home is that it reduces your home's energy consumption. By raising the shades during the day, you can utilize natural sunlight instead of the lights inside your home. Moreover, the shades are raised during winters to let solar heat inside. As a result, your home stays warmer, reducing the use of your heating system.  Similarly, on hot sunny days, the shades can be lowered to keep the heat outside so that your home stays cooler. It leads to less energy consumption by your air conditioner for cooling the house. 

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Customized Window Treatments Offer a Gorgeous View & More

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Motorized Window Treatments Can Change the Way Your Orange County Home Looks & Feels

Though building a new home is an exciting process, not everyone decides to go that route when purchasing a home. Plus, with the current housing market, many homeowners in Orange County are just happy to find something that suits their family’s needs right now! Having the house of your dreams is still achievable, though, with a smart technology partnership with Launch Systems.

No matter where you are in the home buying process, we can assist you with all your smart home automation, custom window treatments, security, networking, and outdoor living needs in Huntington Beach, CA, and the surrounding areas. In our blog below, we’ll take a closer look at some benefits of incorporating wireless shading solutions from QMotion and Lutron.

SEE ALSO: Selecting the Perfect Window Treatments for Your California Home

Why Wireless Blinds & Shades?

The biggest draw of wireless window treatments is flexibility. Wired solutions are easiest to install before drywall is installed; otherwise, there is a lot of retrofit construction that needs to happen. But with wireless shades, we can help you design custom shading solutions before or after the walls have gone up. Plus, hard-to-reach windows in dramatic entries, stairways, and high dormer windows have long-lasting batteries that use an app to notify you when battery levels are low.

Because very minimal installation work is required, wireless shading solutions are a smaller investment of your time and resources. Your new (to you) California home can be move-in ready with the experts at Launch Systems by your side.

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Wait, I Can Add Motorized Shades Where?

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Add This Elegant Smart Home Solution to These Four Areas of Your Home

Many of our clients in the Newport Beach area want to incorporate innovative home solutions but are concerned that adding smart devices into their living spaces will detract from the sophisticated aesthetic they’ve curated.

Style, elegance, and convenience are just a few of the features that motorized shades can bring to your Orange County home. Designer fabrics not only visually complement your interior furnishings but are crafted to provide energy savings with scientific attributes built right into the design!

If you want to add modern, automated magic to your lifestyle without sacrificing your beautiful coastal views, scroll below to learn more! We’ll cover four areas of your home that you can improve with automated shades and drapes.

SEE ALSO: Enjoy Natural Sunlight in Your Home with Just a Tap

Bedroom

Adding automated blackout shades to the sleeping areas of your California home ensures the best sleep possible for everyone in the family! Densely woven fabrics prevent ambient light from entering the room, allowing for a more restful and rejuvenating sleep experience at the tap of a button.

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Should Motorized Roller Shades Be Your Next DIY Project?

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Professional Installation Will Save You in the Long Run

Motorized shades are the first step to bringing luxurious comfort and convenience into your day-to-day life, so you’ve decided to install them in your Irvine, CA home. Now you’re debating whether you can do the installation on your own to save money or if you should hire a professional. Unless you have experience installing motorized roller shades, we recommend bringing in the experts. Without prior knowledge or experience, how can you know that you’re choosing the right shades for your home or know what mistakes to avoid during the installation? Keep on reading to learn the advantages of working with a professional that you would miss out on if you were to install automated shades yourself.

SEE ALSO: Selecting the Perfect Window Treatment for Your California Home

Save Time and Money

There are many advantages to working with a professional for your motorized roller shades installation. The most popular reason homeowners choose a DIY installation is because they think it will save them time and money. At Launch Systems, our trained technicians know exactly what they’re doing and will take measurements correctly the first time around. There won’t be any extra holes in your walls or windows due to a DIY snafu because our experts use the right tools for the job. Remember, we do this every single day—it’s our job to know the ins and outs of the installation process.  

Guaranteed Quality Products

You might save on the initial costs of hiring a professional when you turn your motorized roller shades installation into a DIY, but you aren’t guaranteed the high-quality installation or products that you would receive from an expert. When working with a professional installer, you can count on a seamless experience from the initial consultation to post-installation support. We stand behind our work because our reputation is on the line, and we want you to have the smart home of your dreams. Besides superior products and a seamless window treatment installation experience, the best part about working with a professional is the warranty that covers any technical mishaps that might occur—though, you’re much less likely to experience them when you choose to work with a professional!  

How Launch Systems Can Help

Are you ready to bring the value of motorized roller shades to your home without the messy DIY experience? Launch Systems is the partner to choose for your installation, whether you’re in Irvine, CA or another location in Orange County. Give us a call or fill out our online contact form to get started. We look forward to working with you!

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Elevate Your Interior Décor with Motorized Window Treatments

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Your Clients’ Homes Are Showcased in the Best Lighting Possible

On our blog, we’ve often discussed the benefits of motorized window treatments, from making the switch to motorized shades to enjoying additional privacy and energy savings. California homeowners are always looking for ways to improve their homes in a variety of ways. If your Corona del Mar, CA clients are looking for new and exciting ways to elevate their interior décor, then motorized window treatments are one way to offer them the opportunity to showcase homes in their best light. Keep reading to learn three ways shading and blinds can further advance the look and feel of a California home.

SEE ALSO: Why Make the Switch from Manual to Motorized Window Treatments?  

Interior Protection

The look and feel of a room dramatically shift with the addition of window dressings. Blackout shades can set the mood for the perfect movie night with no light intrusion, while sheers offer sparkling sunlight without the harsh glare. With a variety of color, fabric, and style options available, any homeowner can select window treatments that can protect their home, too. The luxurious fabrics and styles selected for a home do more than simply look great, though.  They serve to protect the interior furnishings, technology, and artwork in a home from harmful UV rays, reduce annoying glare, and can help absorb heat from the sun. The degree to which this is done is dependent upon the fabric’s opacity and the style of the shade. Imagine shades raising in the morning to let the soft morning light in, then with a tap of a button, lowering to reduce the harmful UV rays hitting favorite art pieces.

Set the Scene

Pre-programmed scenes allow for the operation of smart technologies automatically. Typically, a homeowner can operate electric shades and blinds with the tap of a button on a smart device, remote, or on-wall keypad. With scenes, the operation occurs with no direct action required from the homeowner, plus additional smart home technologies like lighting control or security systems can be programmed to work simultaneously at specified times. An “Evening In” scene can initiate the shades to lower in every room of the home and allows for increased privacy at night. Simultaneously, smart lighting can brighten to a warm glow in the living room, dim in the media room, and custom-designed spotlighting can showcase artwork in the den, all while creating a relaxed mood.   Call us at (949) 515-7030 today or reach us online to begin exploring the opportunities available from custom motorized window treatments.

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Motorized Window Treatments Bring Style & Convenience

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Choose from a Wide Variety of Options from One of Our Favorite Brands: Lutron

If you’re looking for a way to improve the interior décor of your California home while also protecting your interior furnishings from damaging UV light, then you should consider motorized window treatments. The options are nearly endless with Lutron because they have a variety of styles and fabric options from which to choose. We’ve previously explained the benefits of switching from manual to motorized window treatments. In this blog, we’ll review a few ways that motorized window treatments can bring convenience and style to your Huntington Beach, CA home. Keep reading to learn more.

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Saving Energy

Lutron shading solutions take advantage of the natural light of the sun to warm your home in the winter and can protect your home from solar heat gain in the summers. All of this translates to valuable energy savings for you! When your home is warmed naturally by the sun in winter, your HVAC doesn’t need to run as often to keep your interiors warm. During the summer months, motorized window treatments can insulate and prevent the hot sun from warming your home, which means your AC doesn’t need to work as hard at keeping your family cool.  

Privacy

A whole-home motorized shading solution can protect your home from peeping eyes. While you’re away from home, a predetermined Away scene can lower all of your shades simultaneously. All you need to do is select this button on your custom-etched wall keypad, a smart device, or a remote – it’s simple. Because Lutron window treatments come in a variety of fabric options, you can control not only the amount of light that enters your Huntington Beach-area home, but your privacy as well. For example, horizontal sheer blinds allow soft light to filter into your home while also giving you the ability to control the angle of the vane’s tilt.  

Colors, Style & Fabrics

Beyond choosing the style of the perfect motorized window treatments for your home, you can also select fabrics and colors that complement your California home’s décor. Lutron continuously evaluates trends, so there are always fresh options to choose from, along with longtime favorites. From seven varieties of Jacquard to 16 colors of basswoods for wooden blinds, you are sure to find the perfect match.   If you’re ready to bring the style and comfort and motorized window treatments to your property in Huntington Beach, CA, call us today at (949) 515-7030 or use our online contact form to reach us. We can’t wait to bring Lutron shading solutions to your home.

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Why Make the Switch from Manual to Motorized Window Treatments?

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Make Life Simpler with These Smart Solutions Installed in Your Newport Beach-Area Home

Whether you’re looking to upgrade your existing window treatments or have a blank slate of windows in a new-build home, you’ve likely been window shopping for window treatments!

From roller shades to Roman blinds, motorized styles to manual styles, the options seem endless and overwhelming. Motorized window treatments bring safety and convenience to your Newport Beach-area home and come in both wired and wireless options to suit your installation needs.

Keep reading the blog to learn the benefits of motorized window treatments over manual blinds.

SEE ALSO: Confused on Where to Start with Your Security Camera Installation?

Safety

While you’re away from home, you may find yourself kicking yourself for forgetting to close the blinds before you left. Thieves could potentially peer through your windows to case your home for a burglary. Managing your motorized window treatments while you’re away is simple!

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