4 Windows That Need Motorized Blinds & Shades

Window Treatments 101

Motorized blinds and shades are the way to go when you’re looking for virtually touchless convenience and smart home integration. It might seem luxurious, but here are four other situations where adding motorized blinds and shades are worth the investment.

1. Tall Windows

If you can’t touch the top of your window, you need a motorized blind or shade. You’ll want to optimize light and views by fully raising your shades sometimes, and motorization is the simplest way to achieve that. Avoid the step stool and use a motorization app on your phone to lift all your tall shades at once, or one at a time.

2. Obstructed Windows

You might have a great home office set up, with a spacious desk in front of a window to soak in the benefits of those natural rays, but when the sun gets lower and backlights your monitor a little too much you need to close the shade- the problem is that reaching over your monitor, and tipping your mug of pens every day is more of a hassle than you expected and you’ll wish you had chosen motorized lift instead. Windows behind sofas, or kitchen sinks face similar dilemmas, so for window treatments behind furniture or in other hard-to-reach locations, give your back and arms a break and swing for one of the motorized options.

3. Skylights

Skylights are a desirable architectural detail, they add gorgeous natural light and value to your home, but you’re going to want to block that light from time to time and reaching up with a hook to operate the shade is not an easy task every day. Controlling your skylights with a remote takes no time, and no tip-toes. Motorized shades for skylights can match your style and serve your needs.

4. Children's Bedroom

Perfecting the sleep schedule for children is an art and science all its own. Add automatic motorized shades to your toolkit for a safe and functional solution. Prepare for naptime by having the Certified Best for Kids cordless motorized blackout shades already lowered when you enter the nursery to send a visual cue of sleep-time.

As they age, you may run into the other end of the sleep spectrum, and motorized shades can help wake older children on school mornings with shades that rise automatically at the ideal time.


Choosing to upgrade with motorized blinds and shades makes sense when you consider the rooms and circumstances where it will save you time and stress. There are plenty of control options, styles, and power supply choices so you can rest easy- at the touch of a button.

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