Technology has revolutionised the way we live. What was once considered a luxury item is now becoming a must-have for any homeowner or property developer. For the design-conscious homeowner, motorised blinds provide a beautiful finish while still adding comfort and protection to the household.
You are most likely aware of motorised blinds, but often people assume that they’re too expensive to consider installing.
Aside from adding contemporary appeal to your living spaces, motorised window blinds offer fine-tuned lighting control, energy efficiency, atmospherics, increased security, and an array of other benefits. For added ease, you can control all this using a handheld remote, smartphone, or tablet.
At Excell Blinds and Shutters we love electric blinds, as they really elevate homes and living spaces. Let us answer some of the most asked questions to maybe convince you that motorised blinds are the right choice for your home.
What are motorised blinds?
In simple terms, motorised blinds are just regular blinds with an electric motor. So, they’re like your standard blinds but not restricted to manual control. In addition to light, they can keep your home warm, block out harmful UV rays to protect from bleaching and sun damage. Of course, most importantly, they provide privacy. Set up some Smart tech and your blinds will open, close, tilt when and whenever you need them to. This is something that tends to be particularly useful in hard to reach areas like skylights and roof lanterns – having electric rooflight blinds fitted makes it easy to control the light without a big hassle each time.
Our favourite perk, though, is that they can be controlled from the sofa! So, sit back and relax (without needing to move an inch). For example, if the direction of sunlight changes, you can quickly switch them to suit the room. They can also take away security worry as you know that your property is kept safe from onlookers.
How much do motorised blinds cost?
Motorised blinds give a real feeling of luxury when it comes to interior design. One of the most surprising thing about them is their affordability.
The price of motorising your blinds will depend on the style of blind you are looking for, roller, vertical, Venetian etc, as well as the fabrics, colours and finishes. At Excell Blinds and Shutters we can motorise your blinds from £65 per blind! We promise professional and high-quality suited to your ideal budget.
How long do motorised blinds last?
The battery life will depend on the size of the blind and the number of times it is operated. As a guideline, the Lithium Battery Pack powering an average-sized window roller blind (1.4M wide x 1.4M high) operated a couple of times a day should last between 18 – 24 months. The Rechargeable Battery Pack powering the same blind and operated a couple of times a day should last between 12 – 18 months before a recharge is required.
How do motorised blinds work?
At Excell Blinds and Shutters our units contain a rechargeable lithium battery, with no leads or wires so they are incredibly easy to maintain. There is no need to install additional wiring nearby. Which means no irritating cables running along walls.
All of our lithium battery-powered electric blinds use a small, motorised battery that can be recharged. The barrel of the roller blind itself, carries the battery pack, creating a tidy finish. We can motorise lots of different styles of blinds in a huge variety of colours and fabrics.
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Blind automation has changed the way we think about window fixtures and fittings. Motorised blinds are completely compatible with all the latest systems. Easy to use and reliant on very little power, they offer a low-cost way of minimising home maintenance. And improving temperature regulation.
With temperatures rising and falling, you might be looking for ways to keep your home at the ideal temperature. Motorised blinds offer many benefits. Moreover, you can control the temperature of your home remotely without compromising on light distribution.
They’re also completely cordless, so they are fine for use around children and pets. Without wires and electrics, you can enjoy your blinds with peace of mind.
At Excell blinds, with a touch of a button, our bespoke made-to-measure motorised blinds make controlling light and temperature effortless. You can choose between our wide variety of Roller Blinds, Venetian Blinds, Roman blinds, Pleated blinds and Day and Night blinds. We have a collection of classic styles, modern designs, patterns and deluxe fabrics. You are sure to find the perfect blinds to suit your space and budget from our varied selection.
Feel free to get in touch with our friendly experts if you’d like to know more about motorised blinds and how they can work for you!