ADVERTORIAL | Ever strain yourself trying to close a window shade? Rise up on your tiptoes to close that tall blind? Had a window blind that you simply can’t reach without go-go-gadget arms?
Unfortunately along with beautiful executive-style homes often come hard-to-access windows that flood these homes with light. While “drenched in light” makes for a beautiful setting, sometimes it can be too bright. Another negative is the increase it causes in your energy consumption from AC.
Customized blinds solutions, like power shades with remote controls, can make your life easier and more comfortable. The owner of DTV Installations, John Lysy, is all about making your homes smarter — and recommends considering an intelligent solution for the the following five hard-to-reach window locations:
1. Above-the-door arches
Many ornate and custom doors have beautiful arches above them that let in additional light and create a more alluring design. While they’re beautiful, they can be a royal pain in the rear end to block the light from. This light not only is a nuisance at certain times of the day, but can also fade floors and furniture prematurely in a single spot. As they are above a door, they are significantly taller than the average person — making them impossible to reach without a small ladder.
2. Windows in cathedral-style rooms
The new trend in high-end homes is cathedral-style ceilings, commonly in the living room. Having short windows in a tall room doesn’t work, which is why most will have those impossible-to-cover high windows, often stretching two stories in height. Curtains often are not an option due to the sheer height of these windows, which is why power shades with remote controls can be ideal for many homeowners.
Skylights add ample light to your home — but often too much mid day. Located in the ceiling, however, they can be impossible to draw shades on. When horizontally placed, standard curtains are also not an option. Motorized shades are really your only option to block out light.
4. Recessed bay windows
Bay windows that are recessed into the wall can create a lovely reading nook or planter area — but are also hard to reach. They tend to be extremely wide, which makes reaching blinds in the middle a difficult task. Motorized shades are an excellent option to lower blinds across the entire width of the window with ease.
5. Bathroom windows
Windows in bathrooms are most frequently located behind the tub, which is one of the hardest to reach areas, especially for people who have problems climbing up onto the tub encasement.
A customized blinds solution like power shades with remote control can improve the function of your home while easing the strain on you and your loved ones. Their installation, however, isn’t such a relaxation-inspiring process — which is why it is best left to the pros. If you’re interested in our quiet, elegant motorized shades for your hard-to-reach windows, give us a call here at DTV installations today for unique ideas on how we can turn your blinds solution into a high-tech smart home that George Jetson would envy.