This year we’ve seen a huge shift in how we use technology around our homes. Between online meetings, virtual schooling, grocery pickup, and even visiting with family and friends far away via video chat, technology is integrating more and more into our daily lives as we spend more time at home this year. With all of those changes, have you implemented a smart home device into your home? Smart shades can pair with your devices to help you streamline your window treatments so it’s one less thing you have to worry about adjusting all day long.
Setting Your Space up for Success
What does your daily rhythm look like? Do you have kids at home working on school virtually? Are you and/or your spouse working from home during this time? Many of us are seeing the inside of our homes more than ever before this year. And with more people at home trying to be productive, a few challenges can arise. The afternoon glare is a computer screen’s worst enemy and the darker evening hours mean you may be wanting the work day to end sooner than normal.
No matter what window issue you may be facing, One Stop Decorating is here to help with smart shades. We can help you find the best atmosphere for every room in your house and individualize each of those rooms to create the best learning and working environment for every member of your family!
Keep that Schedule!
Granted, your work from home schedule may look completely different than when you were commuting to the office… but that doesn’t mean you have to throw routine right out the window! Everyone can find at least one benefit to a schedule.
This is where automated window treatments come in to play. You can program them to automatically raise in the mornings when everyone needs to get up to start the day. Then, when it comes time to settle the kids down for bedtime you can have them close on schedule so everyone understands that it’s time to wind down.
Does every room in your home need to serve a different purpose throughout the day? Or maybe even multiple changes throughout the day? “Custom scenes” help you do just that! “Custom scenes” means that each room doesn’t have to follow after the other, and even each window doesn’t have to be the same as the others. These customization options allow for full control by you to create the exact atmosphere you need to do your best.
Bring the Sunshine In
Waking up to the sunshine is always such a pleasant wake up call! Now you can easily allow the sunshine to pour in while you sip your morning coffee to help it heat the house during these brisk winter months. Then when it reaches your desired temperature, it’s as simple as a tap of button on your phone to drop them all down and trap that heat indoors. Say hello to a lower energy bill!
As if all of these custom options for each family member haven’t sounded exciting enough, we have a “pet mode” to offer too! Don’t worry, we could never forget about the four-legged family members. This allows your furry friend to keep their favorite sunny napping spot without having to keep all of the windows open and the hot afternoon sun blaring in.
Which Smart Home Device do You Have?
Just like phones, most people have a preference on smart home devices and which ones work best for them and their families. One of the biggest questions we get when it comes to smart shades is if they will be compatible with the system already being used in one’s house, and the answer is YES!
Whether you prefer Siri, Alexa, or Google Home, your new smart shades will integrate seamlessly and simply right into your home. The PowerView® app is going to become your new best friend when it comes to adjusting your window treatments while sitting on your comfiest spot on the couch or while tied up in an online meeting where you can’t get up!
Smart Shades, Meeting both Style & Function Needs
This year has presented many difficult moments, and that’s why, more than ever, we want to help you simplify your home and make it that oasis that you truly deserve! Not only will the different functions of smart shades make your day easier, but the different style options will ensure that they fit stylistically into all of your spaces as well. Our team here at One Stop Decorating is here to help you add your window treatments into part of your smart home system. Contact us today for your FREE design consultation.