Motorized Window Treatments are On the Rise

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Orders for motorized window treatments have increased by 25 percent in recent years, reports Budget Blinds, North America's largest custom window coverings franchise. Recent advances in technology have made the feature more affordable and more available to a wider group of home owners than ever. Convenience is the leading reason consumers give for adding the motorization option to their window coverings. The following article demonstrates some practical ways motorized window coverings are being used around the home.

Motorized bathroom window coverings add convenience while preserving privacy and enhancing safety.

In addition to convenience, motorized window treatments in the bathroom enhance safety by eliminating the need to climb into the tub to adjust the window treatment, therefore, minimizing the chance of

“Now that motorization is more affordable, convenience is the leading reason homeowners are adding motorization to their window treatments,” said Tracy Christman, vice president of Budget Blinds Vendor Alliance.

There was a time when the only places one could find motorized window treatments were in high-end hotels and the homes of the well-to-do. Budget Blinds, the leading window coverings franchise in North America, reports that is no longer the case.

“Over the past few years, we’ve seen a 25 percent increase in motorization orders,” said Tracy Christman, vice president of Budget Blinds Vendor Alliance.

Advances in the technology have eliminated the need to hardwire the motors making motorized window treatments more accessible than ever.

“Now that motorization is more affordable, convenience is the leading reason homeowners are adding motorization to their window treatments,” said Christman.

Homes with two-story windowed focal walls are perfect candidates for motorized window treatments. Rather than managing 20 feet of pull cord or hauling out the step stool to reach the pull cords, the homeowner can open and close these treatments with the push of a button.

“Motorization makes it easier for homeowners to enjoy their homes and lets homeowners who enjoy entertaining to control the environment without taking time away from their guests,” said Christman. “And, of course, there’s the ‘Oh Wow’ factor motorized window treatments have.”

Homeowners are also adding motorization to window treatments over kitchen sinks and baths.

“People add motorization to kitchen window treatments mostly to avoid having to reach over a wet sink or a work area to adjust the window treatments,” said Christman.

In the bath, motorization not only adds convenience by enhances safety by minimizing the chance of a slip-and-fall injury.

“Many bathroom windows are situated over the bathtub. So to adjust the window treatment, people would have to step into the tub, which could be wet and slippery. With motorization, they can open and close the window treatment with the remote from outside the tub, which decreases the likelihood of a slip-and-fall injury,” said Christman.

Motorization can be added to virtually any window treatment Budget Blinds offers, including: blinds, curtains, draperies, shutters, roller shades, woven wood shades, and Roman shades. To learn more about adding motorization to your window treatments, contact a locally owned and operated Budget Blinds franchise. http://www.budgetblinds.com or 1-800-519-6298.

About BUDGET BLINDS, Inc. and Home Franchise Concepts
Based in Orange, California, Budget Blinds, Inc. was founded in 1992 and currently boasts nearly 800 franchise territories serving nearly 4,000 cities throughout the United States and Canada. In 2006, the founders of Budget Blinds, Inc. created Home Franchise Concepts to be the parent company to Budget Blinds and its sister concepts. As consumer demand for its quality, convenient services continues to grow, Budget Blinds is on its way to dominating the multi-billion dollar window covering market. Budget Blinds has been recognized as a leader in the franchise industry by organizations such as Entrepreneur, AllBusiness, Inc. and Franchise Business Review. For more information on Budget Blinds please visit http://www.budgetblinds.com or our press room at http://www.budgetblinds.com/pressroom or call 1-800-519-6298. Find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/budgetblinds. Get ideas for your home and learn more about us on our blog, About Style.

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