From finding the perfect recipe to choosing which movie to see on a Saturday night, “there’s an app for that”, and now it’s even true for your in-home window treatments. We sat down with the experts at Downtown Boca’s Cohen Window Fashions to find out more about the latest and greatest technology in their field.
Q: When most people think about updating their homes, they think furniture and appliances. Why is it important to include window treatments too?
A: Old or worn out window treatments can date a room even faster than furniture! The latest window fashion technology is focused on taking a room seamlessly from morning light to movie night. It’s also fully integrated with our favorite piece of technology–our smartphones–to make life easier.
Q: So you’re saying there’s an app for window treatments?
A: Exactly. The Platinum App from Hunter Douglas Motorized Window Fashions allows you to control your blinds and window treatments with the touch of a button on your smartphone. You can also program your window treatments to operate automatically based on your daily schedule.
Q: What’s a good option for someone who is looking into remote-controlled shades for the first time?
A: We love Lutron’s Serena remote-controlled shades. They offer the beauty, luxury and quality of a motorized shade at a price comparable to other brands’ manual shades. They’re operated by remote, so you can draw the blinds without ever leaving the couch. And, they have a three to five year battery life.