Window Covering Safety!

October is Window Covering Safety Month! This is a subject that most of us don’t think about until one of those sad stories pops up on the news: TWO YEAR OLD DEAD AFTER GETTING CAUGHT IN CORDS!

I shudder each and every time I hear one of these stores. While window fashions have become much safer in the last 10 years there are still 6 or so children injured or killed each year because a few simple steps were ignored…and it’s not just children! Our four-legged friends can be at risk as well! [Read more…]

Remotely Simple – Motorize Your Window Treatments

The information age is upon us. When was the last time you walked into a room of teenagers who were using their mouths to converse instead of their thumbs? When was the last time you had to walk across the room to change the channel? The mundane tasks of life grow increasingly easier with every day’s new technological advance.

While you may already be familiar with your garage door opener, the remote for your television, your iPhone, etc., are you familiar with motorized window treatments that you can operate by an app on your phone? Yes, you read that right. Motorized window treatments are the newest addition to home automation – joining the likes of lighting, security, audio-visual, thermostats and more. [Read more…]

Home Automation and Window Fashion Motorization

It’s Not Just Convenience Anymore!

Ok, be honest. When is the last time you got out of your chair to change the TV channel?

Or got out of your car to raise the garage door? Gotcha didn’t I?

We all use technology to make our lives simpler, easier, less taxing, and yes, more fun.

The dryer has replaced the clothesline, the dishwasher the dish cloth; remember typewriters and eraser pens? We wouldn’t dream of trying to live our busy, over-booked lives without most of today’s modern conveniences.

Window coverings have joined the techie age with motorized treatments in almost every product category. But with garden tubs in front of master bath windows and two-story family rooms they’re not just for couch potatoes and techno geeks. Motorized window coverings make controlling the light, privacy and security of your home simple and affordable. [Read more…]

Home Automation & Window Treatments: There’s an App for That!

Most people building new homes these days are at least considering putting some form of home automation system in place. Central Ohioans are no different. We love the idea of having the ability to control things in our home with the touch of a button. From controlling when lights go on and off, to regulating your HVAC system home automation has advanced by leaps and bounds in just months. [Read more…]