Selecting Smart Home Solutions

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Is Smart Home Technology on your wish list this season? With many of us working from home, our children remote learning and social engagements leaning more towards virtual encounters, you may be considering the addition of more smart home solutions for your comfort and convenience. But, what about your home atmosphere? Smart home features can benefit your home atmosphere in many ways as well.

 

Custom Scenes Equals Atmosphere 

“Custom scenes” create a home atmosphere that is unlike the feeling of any other home. The mood is what you create and is customized to the needs of your family. For instance, the shades in one room can adjust differently than another. Or, even at the window level – one window is positioned differently than the rest. Selecting a scene is all up to you!

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Pirouette® Window Shades

Is there a situation where you want to keep out the chilly morning air but soak-up the sunlight later in the day? With energy efficient smart shades, enjoy a layer of insulation at the window for comfort on those colder mornings. The shades will open once the sun rises to produce some warmth for sunlit productivity–staying open until your home reaches a set temperature, then they close–a perfect solution.

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Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades

Do your cats or dogs love to nap in the sunshine near a favorite window? Well, your furry friends are not forgotten. “Pet Mode” will keep that special spot filled with light while maintaining the desired atmosphere in the rest of the rooms.

 

Controlling Your Home Atmosphere

With more family members home at any given time, you are probably using the rooms in your home for different purposes throughout the day. Whether remote learning, working from home or virtual meet-ups with friends and family–are these spaces meeting everyone’s needs? Is it too dark for morning meetings? Too hot in the afternoon? Is glare creating difficulties viewing a computer screen? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, your home atmosphere may need some adjusting.

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Nantucket™ Window Shades with PowerView®

There is a solution! Smart shades control the atmosphere in your house and are the key to enhancing your “at home” life. In an instant, every room in your home is comfortable and enjoyable. The functionality and mood of every space is enhanced and allows your family members to go about their daily lives without a thought to how modern technology has perfected their spaces.

 

Scheduling the Perfect Scene

It seems that most everything in our lives is scheduled. From the time we wake up until the time we go to sleep, most of our day is routine. These routines are what get us going in the morning, keep us on track and moving forward throughout the day and help us unwind at night.

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iPad control of smart shades with the PowerView® app

However, every family routine is different. To help with those routines, automated window treatments are almost like a personal assistant. Raising automatically in everyone’s bedrooms, they signal that the day is beginning. Throughout the day, the shades may shift positions to help reduce distractions and create a comfortable environment. By end of day, the shades close signaling that the day is ending.

 

Smart Home Compatible

Most homes rely on some type of smart home device such as Alexa, Siri or Google Assistant. If you are thinking of adding smart home window technology, be assured that it is compatible with your favorite smart home assistant.

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Vignette® Modern Roman Shades

The PowerView® app is compatible with almost all brands, allowing you to control your automated window treatments easily. No matter the smart home system you use, integration is seamless and controlling your smart shades will be effortless.

 

Ready to Customize your Scenes?

Creating a comfortable atmosphere in your home is easier than ever with smart home technology. For example, automated shades enhance your home by continually changing to deliver exactly what your space needs when it needs it. Our team at Austin Window Fashions is here to help you select the right smart home window solutions. Contact us for a FREE consultation