Home improvement projects are on the rise as more Americans stay home than ever before. In fact, HomeAdvisor shared in a recent report that 63% of homeowners are identifying more areas in their home that they want to improve as a result – home offices, entertainment spaces, and even breakfast nooks – and one-fifth of projects are now including smart technology.
One technology that is fueling the renovation market is automated window coverings. A unique addition to the smart home, smart shading not only adds an interior design opportunity but encourages homeowners to complete the circle of smart technology within their home. The benefits can be endless: unmatched lifestyle simplicity, convenience, privacy, energy efficiency, custom style, and more.
Based on the homeowner’s specific needs, there are different installation options for automated window treatments. Some homeowners look to include smart shading solutions from the beginning of construction or renovation, while others might want to add shades after the fact as a retrofit solution. Those looking for a solution to serve a new build or gut renovation can take the opportunity to wire for automated shades, eliminating the need for batteries, charging, and after-the-fact wiring.
PowerView+ by Hunter Douglas is a premium hardwired power solution from Hunter Douglas, which was designed to suit this need. It offers increased reliability, ultra-quiet operation, and compatibility with the most popular smart home systems and Hunter Douglas styles including Designer Roller Shades, Designer Screen Shades, Pirouette® Window Shadings, and Silhouette® Window Shadings.
Homeowners looking to add smart shades to an existing home or post-renovation can take advantage of wireless options that will seamlessly connect and integrate into their smart technology, without the disruption of wiring. Hunter Douglas offers its Rechargeable Battery Wand as an option making it easier for homeowners to keep their shades powered, with no wires showing and a simple wand design that is easy to remove, recharge, and replace. This option is a step above other wireless smart shades offering the added benefit of reducing battery waste.
To suit any smart home, PowerView® Automation with the Rechargeable Battery Wand and PowerView+ alike can function as a standalone solution or it can be integrated with an existing smart home system such as Control4, Crestron, Elan, Savant, and more. Shades adjust with just the touch of a button, a voice command, or on a pre-set Scene schedule, taking the hassle out of shading and allowing homeowners to enjoy new levels of convenience. Whether wireless or hardwired, homeowners will reap the benefits of customization for both design and technology when choosing Hunter Douglas window treatments with PowerView Automation.
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