Remote control blinds are more expensive than traditional mini blinds but the expense is well worth the benefits. Perhaps the single most important benefit of remote controlled blinds is the safety feature. While traditional blinds are controlled with cords that can trap small children and pets, blinds with the remote control feature eliminate the need for cords and eliminate the danger that pets or small children could be accidentally strangled.
Aside from the obvious safety feature related to children and pets, the cords are often damaged by both children and pets playing with them so without the cords present, your blinds have a better chance of lasting a long while without the cords being damaged.
Another important feature to remote controlled blinds is that you don’t have to get up to adjust them. You can raise or lower them or open the slats from across the room. This can come in especially handy for windows that are hard to reach. Instead of just leaving the blinds in one position all the time, the remote control feature allows you to adjust as needed, which will help you to control the light in the room better.
Remote control blinds come in especially handy for the elderly and disabled or anyone who may have trouble either getting around or manually adjusting the blinds. Instead of having to manipulate the cords, users can just push a button to raise or lower the blinds or open or close the slats to control the light in the room.
The remote that controls the blinds works just like a television remote control and the system operates on batteries as well. You can get remote control blinds in either vertical or horizontal styles. You can even have them customized to fit hard to reach and irregular windows, such as an arched window.
Remote controlled blinds are also nicer to look at because they don’t have the dangling cords that regular blinds do. For a truly streamlined window treatment, these blinds are the way to go. You can also get the remote feature in a variety of shades as well so this is an important consideration when you are redoing your windows. You want to be aware of all of your options so you can choose the option that fits best with your décor, lifestyle, and budget.
You may have seen the remote controlled feature in quality hotels. Some of these hotels allow users to control the blinds and draperies from the bed via switches that are on the wall next to the bed. Other businesses use remote controlled blinds, shades, and draperies as well, although they are also a great fit for the home as well.