Are Motorized Shades Worth it? 5 Benefits Listed

Last Updated: February 3, 2024

are motorized shades worth it
What if you could wake up in the morning and open your shades before you crawl out from underneath the covers? Well, thanks to motorized shades, you can. Motorized shades are the window treatment industry’s answer to the market demand to make everything in homes more convenient, smarter, and easier. So, what are motorized shades? And are motorized shades worth it? Let’s find out.
Are Motorized Shades Worth It

Are Motorized Shades Worth it?

Like all window treatments, motorized shades offer privacy, allow you to control the amount of natural light coming into your home, and can provide some relief to your energy bills by blocking out the sun’s heat. Motorized shades come in a wide range of colors, styles, and fabrics, and they are also compatible with smart-home systems for high-end convenience.

As their name implies, motorized shades are operated with a motor and controlled with a remote, which means you don’t have to fuss with dangling cords or chains. Instead, all you have to do is press a single button to raise or lower your shades in seconds. You can even move your shades according to the schedules you set, day or night, whether you are home or away.

After all, if you can turn on and off your appliances, televisions, computers, and light switches all from one place in your home, why not be able to operate your window shades the same way?

Are Motorized Shades Worth It

5 Benefits of Motorized Shades?

Uniqueness and Exclusive Design

Motorized shades fit the aesthetics of your home in a perfect way. No ugly dangling cords and chains! With motorized shades, you can choose between a wide range of colors, fabrics, and features. You can get free samples to see how well the fabric or color collection fits your interior design.

In addition to being the greatest and latest in-home technology, motorized shades are also made with high-quality components and fabrics.


Homes with several large windows in multiple rooms need large window treatments. And those large shades may need to be adjusted multiple times a day to get the right lighting. With motorized shades, you can easily adjust all your shades at once with a simple touch on the remote control, or create a scheduled time that fits your needs so that the shades automatically close and open by themselves.

Yes, you don’t have to manually raise or lower shade after shade anymore, which means no more stepping over and around furniture or climbing ladders. 

Child Safety and Security

Shades that have long cords pose a real danger to your children and pets because they can become tangled up in the cord and it can be life-threatening. Motorized shades offer full safety for children and pets, they are a cordless, safe, and functional choice.

Motorized shades can be programmed to raise and lower at any time of the day, which gives you peace of mind, as your home appears “lived in” even when you are away for days or weeks on vacations.

Energy Efficiency

Motorized shades provide homeowners with an innovative new option for energy savings. Connecting your motorized shades to Hunter Douglas PowerView automation or a smart home hub will help to minimize the amount of energy your ventilation and heating system uses by allowing the window shades to act automatically to reading from the weather forecast report or sun sensor.

Exclusively programmed, the shades will open during a sunny day in the winter to allow the sun to enter your room and heat up the place naturally, and close to block out heat in the summer, which results in reducing the energy spent.


Motorized shades are ideal for homes, but they can also be practical for businesses that have multiple offices with many windows. Changing the positions of a dozen or more shades manually every day is a waste of time and energy.

Motorized shades come with remotes that let you control up to 15 separate shades, making it simple and easy to raise an entire office full of window treatments in the morning or lower them in the evening.

Explore Our Premium Hunter Douglas PowerView Motorized Shades

At Ambiance Window Coverings we offer the intelligent PowerView window shades by Hunter Douglas that allow you to move your shades according to schedules you set, day or night. You can also control all your shades through the PowerView app, with PowerView Pebble remote control, and with Alexa voice control.

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