The fish bowl. That’s what I call our bay window at the front of our home.
We live in the city on a quiet cul-de-sac but that’s not to say that there isn’t a lot buzz and comings and goings on our street. There’s people that walk up and down the street and for living on a cul-de-sac there are a lot of cars and with all this, very little privacy.
I love seeing people out and about walking and enjoying the neighbourhood but I hate the sense or feeling that people are always looking into my home. I love our large bay window because it lets in gorgeous sunlight in the afternoon, and it’s the perfect place to sit and enjoy my morning tea — however the ability to have privacy at the flip of a switch, or should I say click of a button is very important to me.
So allow me to introduce to you, these motorized blinds from Somfy.
That’s right, you read that right — motorized blinds.
Never in my life, did I ever think that I would have motorized blinds in my home but I can tell you that after having these blinds for a little over a month, I am ready to replace every window in my home with this incredible piece of technology.
With this handy little remote, I can control and operate my blinds without even having to get up off the couch.
But not only can I control my blinds with the remote, I also have an app on my phone that allows me to operate the blinds from any room in my home.
Each blind is on its own function so I have the freedom to have the blinds at different heights. I can also create different schedules and scenes for my blinds. For example, I can set my blinds on a schedule so that they open at the exact moment I come downstairs for my morning tea or set them so that they close at the same time every night when it gets dark so the whole neighbourhood can’t see in.
Aside from setting them at convenient times for me, the Somfy motorized blinds can also help me out with preserving energy within my home. I can set the blinds so that they close at the hottest point in the day in the summer, thus allowing me better control over heat gain and loss.
The blinds from Somfy also protect my furniture inside the home and other belongings from harmful UV rays.
Somfy has a wide range of styles and coverings so they are sure to have something that will suit your style. I went with black out blinds in a white shade to match my bright and light living room.
The installation process was a breeze. Somfy hooked me up with a local dealer, Smart Shade Systems, and they came and did everything. I seriously mean — everything. They even put back up my curtain rod and hung back up my drapes.
All I had to do was sit back and watch as my bay window was transformed.
Another plus with the motorized blinds is that there are no unsightly dangling cords. Not only are these hazardous to children but they hang down and just look terrible from a decor standpoint. Everything with these blinds is so streamlined and stunning.
This bay window now totally has that high end vibe and feel.
I could seriously go on and on about these blinds. They are a huge game changer. These blinds totally match my lifestyle and with a click of a button I have full control right from my couch.
The Somfy Motorized Blinds are quiet, too. When I first heard motorized blinds, I wasn’t sure what to think. I wondered if they might make a ton of noise but they are quiet and the motor has a perfectly smooth operation of the blinds.
The ease and tranquility that these blinds have brought to my home have drastically altered our day-to-day life. The privacy is paramount and I am so happy that we were able to achieve that and class up our home at the same time.
If you are after something like this for your home, I would highly recommend Somfy. You can find more information about their blinds on their site.
If you’re ready to dive right in and get these blinds in your home then Somfy can direct you to a local dealer in your area. Check out this page on their site and they can get you set up!
So now I have a question for you. Wouldn’t you love to have these blinds in your home?
Greg Sonata says
The idea of motorized blinds has always intrigued me – ever since I first heard about it back in the day. I’ve been a fan of technology for as long as I can remember, so it gets me really excited. Do consider them too.