What happens in your home when the remote control to the TV is misplaced? Chances are everyone searches trying to find it because we all enjoy the modern convenience of not having to get up and walk to the TV to adjust the volume or channel. If you’ve upgraded your devices, you might even use a mobile app on your phone to control your TV to enjoy even greater convenience. So many of these items help us accomplish tasks that seem relatively minor, but when we lose that convenience, we are extremely frustrated. Our time is valuable, so if the technology exists, why not take advantage of it? We at Richmond Decorating believe that modern technology can enhance our lives, and that is why we carry window treatments equipped with Hunter Douglas PowerView® Automation.
PowerView® Automation is an award-winning operating system for window treatments. PowerView® won the Red Dot Product Design Award in 2018, which is an award that celebrates innovation and quality in design. This operating system is wireless, eliminating the need for long cords and cables that can pose a threat to your pets and children. Most window treatments with this system are battery-powered, which makes them easy to install and maintain. This battery pack is hidden behind the headrail, so your window’s appearance remains tidy. The system is all tied together with the PowerView Hub, which connects your window treatments through your WiFi network and enables you to control them easily. If you have a larger home or window treatments in different rooms with walls blocking the signal, the PowerView Repeater can extend the Hub’s signal throughout your home.
If you have younger children without smart devices or like having specific controls for different devices, you can control your window treatments with the Pebble® Remote. Using the remote, you can control up to six different groups of window treatments. The remote is available in different colors and is uniquely designed in an ergonomic fashion, so the device itself makes a statement. If you’re worried about losing the remote, you can opt for the wall-mounted Pebble Surface Remote instead.
However, for many people, the biggest benefit of motorized window treatments is that they can be controlled with a compatible Apple or Android device. Using the PowerView App, you can control your window treatments with the swipe of a finger. You can label each window treatment within the app and assign them to a room. Then you can control your window treatments individually or as groups. If you want to optimize your light control and the efficiency of your home, you can even schedule Scenes that specify your preferred window treatments positions for different times of the day. If you take advantage of smart home or voice-activated devices such as Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, you can even control your window treatments using those devices.
Richmond Decorating is Virginia’s one-stop shop for interior decorating, proudly serving The West End, southside of Richmond, and The Fan since 1977. Whether you need window treatments, flooring, wall coverings, or cabinetry, our staff can guide you through the entire process. If you want to upgrade your home and enjoy all of life’s conveniences, visit us our showrooms in Glen Allen and Newport News, or contact us today!