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3 Creative Use for Smart Window Shades

Back in the day, when you wanted to raise or lower your window blinds, you had to go over to the window, grab the cord and pull it in some fashion to get the shades to be where you wanted. Then, in some cases, you had to use another lever or cord to adjust the position of the blind slats to make them closes entirely or to be open a bit.

Then the world changes, and we were introduced to motorized window blinds. With the touch of a button, we were able to raise, lower, open, and close window blinds. It was like the first time you ever used a remote control on TV back in the 1980s…" why haven't I been doing it this way the whole time?"

Well, that was then, and this is now. In the 21st Century, we have taken the convenience of motorized window blinds and combined them with the technological marvels of smartphones and have created "smart window blinds."

Smart window blinds are a game-changer. Without leaving your couch, you can now open and close and adjust; however, you want the window blinds in your home. It's possible even to do this while you're not home, or perhaps even on a set schedule. Imagine coming back at the end of your day with blinds already closed in your home with the lights on, welcoming you home to a relaxing evening.

Here are three creative uses for Smart Window Blinds:

  1. As an Alarm Clock. Your loud, blaring alarm is old news. Getting gently awoken by natural sunlight is the way to go. With smart window blinds, you can program your blinds to open automatically at a set time, filling your bedroom with natural morning sunlight, allowing you to wake up feeling refreshed and ready to go.
  2. Furniture Protection. The sun can be good and bad for your furniture, and smart window blinds can help. Too much exposure to the sun can sap the color and slick look of your home decor, while it can also save your home from things like mold because mold doesn't care for sunlight. With smart window blinds, you can still get sunlight in, while at the same time adjusting it to protect your furniture and home decor.
  3. Security. We have all heard about the handy trick to programming your home lights while you're away on vacation to give the illusion someone is home, thus helping to deter a possible burglary. However, the programmed movements of smart window blinds can help add to that illusion by giving the appearance of motion in your home, even while no one is present!

The future is now. Get your window blinds powered smartly and call Bright Line Custom Blinds of Des Moines today!

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Monday, July 6, 2020


A Brief History of Hunter DouglasĀ®

A Brief History of Hunter DouglasĀ®

In Düsseldorf, Germany, Henry Sonnenberg started a tool distribution and manufacturing company in 1919.

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Monday, May 25, 2020


What Not To Do When Choosing Window Treatments

What Not To Do When Choosing Window Treatments

There are different reasons to install window treatments in your home. One, to minimize sunlight coming in, another to decorate the window and make your home look more pleasing, and also to help with privacy. They say function is more important than form, but it doesn’t have to be that way. You can still keep the sunlight out and make your windows a beautiful accent piece for all to enjoy. However, there are some things to steer clear of when choosing the right window treatments for your home. 

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Monday, April 13, 2020


Blackout Shades vs. Blackout Blinds

Blackout Shades vs. Blackout Blinds

Waking up in the morning can be easy or very difficult for people. Sometimes, the amount of light that comes into our room when we sleep or wake up could make sleeping peaceful, or not.

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