Six years ago, when the girls and I first set out on our reno journey, I truly believed that blinds were 'just blinds'. I thought your choice was pretty much just between dodgy metal venetians (with tangled cords) or daggy drapes, like you might find at at your Nana’s place. How much I had to learn!
When Lans and I visited our local Luxaflex showroom for the first time, I was blown away by all the beautiful (and clever) choices of window coverings and had no idea how I’d missed this progression from blind loathe to lust. #blindsided
Six years on, with several more renos under our tool-belts and a greater appreciation of the important role window coverings play in a room (both aesthetically and practically), we’re passionate about understanding the options and getting the choice of window coverings just right for each room of the house.
And the options just keep getting better and better… and smarter and smarter!
POWER TO THE PEOPLE
More people are saying "yes way!" to smart technology in their homes and motorised window coverings now feature on many renovators’ wish lists. Luxaflex PowerView Motorisation is the ultimate in window covering technology that lets you customise when your shades open and close throughout the day, from wherever you are in the world… or suburb, as it may be these days.
- Easy to operate – you won't have to call in your 10 year old for help
- Cord free – safe for children and pets
- Convenient - access from anywhere in the world via your smartphone
- Enhanced energy efficiency - set your blinds to rise and fall with the sun
- Ideal for high and hard to reach windows & skylights.
WATCH HOW WE USED LUXAFLEX POWERVIEW IN HOUSE 10
THREE BIRDS RENO SCHOOL TOP TIP
Choose your window coverings early in the planning piece. And by that we mean way earlier than you'd even imagine. If you want motorised blinds (trust us, you do!) the electrics for them should ideally be roughed in before the wall linings go on. Motorised blinds usually require 240V power run to the location of the motor in the blind - this is why conversations with your builder and electrician in the early planning stages is key to ensure electrical is roughed-in to the right spot before it has gone too far in the piece and additional costs are involved to get the job done.
Your friendly Luxaflex consultant will be able to provide you with all the details to pass on to your electrician. If you're doing a cosmetic reno and roughing electrics into your walls isn't possible, many products can be powered via battery pack, so ask about that option too. You'll also need to consider your home’s Wi-Fi quality to make sure it’s A-OK for running the PowerView app.
DON'T FORGET - ALL RENO SCHOOL STUDENTS RECEIVE 20% OFF STOREWIDE AT LUXAFLEX, WITH OUR EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT CODE.