Motorized Blinds and Shades

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Motorized Shades & Blinds Are Great For:

Tall windows and other hard-to-reach places No more leaning over furniture or navigating through awkward spaces. Motorized shades and blinds make opening and closing your window treatments simple and convenient.

Opening and closing blinds when you’re not home Connected to a Smarthome device, your motorized shades can be controlled even from outside your home so you can be sure your interior is as comfortable, private, and energy-efficient as possible.

The WOW factor You’d have to see it to realize it, but opening and closing your window treatments at the touch of a button is as satisfying as it is beneficial. Go ahead. Indulge a little.

Raising and lowering multiple shades throughout the day You don’t want to roam the entire house opening and closing your blinds and shades. Motorization gives you the freedom to open and close them (as much as you’d like!) with ease.

Prolonging the life of your shades and blinds Instead of manhandling your window treatments to open and close them on a regular basis, motorization allows you to use your window treatments without the regular wear and tear.

Accessibility Motorization is gaining traction in public spaces and hotels simply because opening and closing window treatments shouldn’t be a challenge — it should be easy and convenient for everyone.

Energy efficiency Admit it — you’ll be more likely to use your window treatments more frequently if it’s convenient. Optimize your energy efficiency by using them how they’re meant to be used.

Modernizing your interior You don’t want to be decades behind when you update your home. Motorization is quickly becoming a standard, so opting for this now will save you an update down the road. (And let you enjoy it in the meantime!)

Get the function you need: different types of motorized blinds & shades

In the interior design industry, motorized window treatments are gaining ground — and they’re here to stay.

Optimizing your home has never been easier — with motorized window treatments, you can take full advantage of natural light without interrupting your day. Stop the glare from distracting you and your coworkers during that zoom meeting while working from home. Reselling your home? Motorized window treatments ensure your home is as up-to-date as it needs to be.

They’re also incredibly easy to maintain. Motorization isn’t complicated.

Motorization for window treatments comes in many different forms. And that’s great news! With all the options available, you’ll be sure to find something that works perfectly for you.

Power options:

  • Plug-in/Outlet
  • Battery (Replaceable, solar, or rechargeable)

Control options:

  • Wall switch
  • Handheld remote
  • Free smartphone apps for Apple and Android
  • Home automation system

All these options and combinations make finding the perfect motorized window treatment so much easier.

Stoneside Motorized Blinds and Shades at a Glance

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Yes, you read that right. Imagine not even having to lift a finger to raise or lower all (or any!) of your window treatments.

If motorization is the first step, automating your window blinds and shades is the next. Home automation systems can be paired with certain motorized blinds and shades, giving you complete control — no matter where you are.

At a dinner party across town, when you remember that you forgot to close the blinds? Simply use your smartphone to access your Smarthome hub and lower them instantly. Wishing you wouldn’t have to remember to open and close your blinds every day? Set them on a timer, so you start your day fresh and end your evenings in comfort.

Connect with your local design team to learn more with a zero-obligation call.

Stoneside’s blinds and shades that can be motorized

The benefits you deserve with the style you love. Just because you want modern motorized window treatments doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style. With Stoneside, we offer many different styles that can be motorized so you can get the best of both style and function.

Motorized Blinds and Shade Options:

  • Roller and solar shades
    • Power: Battery, rechargeable battery, transformer
    • Control: Wall switch, handheld remote, phone app, home automation systems
  • Roman shades
    • Power: Rechargeable battery
    • Control: Handheld remote
  • Cellular shades
    • Power: Battery, rechargeable battery, transformer; battery or transformer (Top Down/Bottom Up)
    • Control: Wall switch, handheld remote, phone app, and home automation systems (Bottom Up); wall switch, handheld remote, and phone apps (Top Down/Bottom Up)
  • Transitional shades
    • Power: Battery, rechargeable battery, transformer
    • Control: Wall switch, handheld remote, phone apps, and home automation systems
  • Wood and faux wood blinds
    • Power: Battery, rechargeable battery, transformer
    • Control: Wall switch, handheld remote, phone apps, and home automation systems


Are motorized blinds and shades a good investment?

Yes! By prolonging the life of your window treatments, boosting energy efficiency, and providing superb convenience, automation systems definitely pay off.

How do motorized blinds and shades work?

Instead of manually operating your window treatments, the motorized system does the work for you. Blinds can be raised and lowered by several means, such as wall switches, remotes, and smartphones and home devices. If you select automated blinds, the blinds themselves won’t move up or down, but the louvers will tilt to control light and privacy. Different ways to power motorized systems include battery operation and plug-in options.

How long are the motors expected to last?

These motors are warrantied for 5 years, but can last up to 10 years or more. This varies depending on the type of power source. All of Stoneside’s motorized systems are built for maximum durability.

How much do motorized blinds/shades cost?

Motorization is an upgrade to standard shades, so the cost would be the price of your custom shade plus the motor cost. The motors themselves start at about $200 and can go up to $500 to $600 depending on type and size of motor required. Some very large motors can cost over $1000. Want a custom quote? Connect with your local design team here.

What kind of batteries do the motors take?

They can use rechargeable batteries, solar-powered batteries, or replaceable AA lithium or alkaline batteries, depending on the type of system.

Do I need to replace the whole shade/blinds if a motor breaks?

In most cases the motor can be replaced when the product is a Stoneside blind or shade.

Can I add motorization in later?

No. This functionality must be selected when ordering your window treatment for proper assembly and installation, so if it’s something you’re interested in, consider getting it installed with your updated window treatments.

What home automation systems can be paired with my blinds or shades?

Our motorized systems are compatible with: Amazon Echo, Apple iOS, Android, Control4, Crestron®, Google Home, Lutron®, Savant, Samsung SmartThings, Wink, Zigbee, and Z-Wave®.

Are motorized shades/blinds worth it?

Motorization can't be beat for convenience and functionality when you see how easy it is to operate your new window treatments!

Ready to transform your home or office with motorized window treatments? Reach out to schedule your free design consultation today!