Don’t do it! It’s a beautiful afternoon and you find yourself in your favorite home improvement store. You stroll down the electrical aisle in search of a replacement wall plate and, BAM, there it is, DIY lighting control. Oh, imagine…”Honey, did you turn off the basement lights? No? Ok [picks up remote], I got it.” Bliss. Sigh. You round the corner and on the end-cap display, spotlighted as if the clouds have parted and sopranos are welcoming a new dawn….motorized window shades! With a remote! Elegant, simple…You’ve been dreaming about blackouts for the Master and Home Theater…a lighter weave for the family room to protect the furniture and ease glare…sounds perfect but….not so fast!
While DIY has its place, we caution you when it comes to automated window shades and lighting control. We’ve recently experienced many homeowners calling to ask us to re-program their lighting and shades, integrating their weekend project into their system, only to find out that what they’ve installed is a single-room solution. For us, the beauty of whole-home lighting and shade is just that – a whole-house integrated system. Pre-set configurations, all-on/all-off, entertain mode, away, Good Morning!, Goodnight! – Portrait lights on with shades down, can lights on with shades at 50%….elegance, control and options!
So, be tempted by that lovely display…be inspired…but before placing anything in your cart, please check with us to learn your options. We don’t want you to be disappointed!