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Learn how combining window treatments and smart home technology increases sales and protects your clientele


The unprecedented demand for homeownership, both new-build and previously owned, continues to grow over the next two years. While this is good news for builders, architects, and designers, upscale buyers are looking for more than finely appointed interiors and high-grade fixtures.

The new, younger, and more technologically savvy clients want the sophisticated ease of home automation. High on the list of smart home must-haves, along with high-end audio and intelligent lighting, are motorized shades and automated blinds. Window treatments add a sense of style and contribute to improved comfort, energy savings, and privacy.

Studies show that the smart window treatment market is expected to grow from $3 billion to nearly $7 billion by 2026. So, are you intrigued by the possibilities for your Lexington, KY projects? Continue reading to learn more.

See Also: How To Choose The Right Smart Home Partner For Your Next Build

Harnessing the Sun, Taming the Heat

Contemporary design increasingly utilizes the concept daylighting, opening up rooms, and adding a bit of biophilia. The desired result is to allow more of nature in, blending the line between outdoors and in, keeping homeowners in balance with the cycles of the day.

Natural light has a dramatic influence over rooms and the people in them. For example, UV light generated by the sun promotes the production of Serotonin, the hormone that produces a feeling of happiness and well-being. It also has been shown to encourage the growth of neural pathways, improving focus, and helping to regulate sleep.

While the benefits to the home and homeowner are obvious, natural sunlight also generates heat as a byproduct. As much as we enjoy the idea of it, the streaming of the sun into a house can make it unbearably stuffy, causing the HVAC system to work harder. Motorized blinds tied to a home automation system maintain just the right amount of light with sensors or by controlling them with the touch of a button.

Protecting Assets

The same UV light from the sun that provides wellness benefits can also cause damage when your interiors are overexposed. Motorized shades can automatically lower during the brightest parts of the day, triggered by a sensor or programmed scheduling. By filtering the sun, fine furniture and artwork are protected from fading and discoloration, extending their vibrancy and value.

A client's home should be a place of solace and peace, one where they can relax and be themselves. Motorized shades and blinds give the homeowner the ability to set the level of privacy desired. Then, at the touch of a button or even the sound of a voice, they can filter the sunset just over the horizon or blackout all light as a movie starts in the media room- free from prying eyes.

Working With Rely Technology

At Rely Technology, we understand that relationships are based on experience and trust. As a result, our smart home technicians and designers build systems that exceed client expectations while meeting margins and budgets. Are you ready to find out how we can work together? Call us today at (859) 402-1413 or reach out to us online to start the conversation. We would love to work with you.

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