Motorized shades in room darkening materials create restful bedrooms
Oct 19 2011
There's a big bonus for adults who get six to eight hours of sleep each night - better health and sharper thinking.
Aging in Place design changes help elderly live in their own homes longer
Oct 13 2011
For seniors who want to live in their own homes for as long as possible, there are ways to modify their living space to make it safe and comfortable to meet their evolving needs.
Adding skylights to home is made easier by installing motorized window shades
Aug 30 2011
As more homeowners renovate their attics for more liveable space, the styles for skylights to light and ventilate those spaces have expanded in recent years.
Motorized window shades add ease in controlling light through the home
May 26 2011
There are many changes that can be made to a home to accommodate people with a disability or senior citizens who want to remain in their homes as they age.
Skylight window treatments can be controlled by remote or electric switch
Apr 6 2011
Consumers have a choice of window coverings that are well-suited to skylights, but for the ease of adjusting the amount of sun that enters a room, a motorized window shade or blind can manage both light and window drafts.
Ceiling color and motorized shades come together well
Mar 21 2011
Many interior designers agree that a bright white ceiling may draw attention to its starkness instead of melding naturally into the overall color scheme of a room.
Privacy and light can be managed by motorized window coverings for skylights
Mar 11 2011
The wide range of skylights that can be installed in a home these days is as varied as the architectural styles available to homeowners.
Motorized window shades can control light streaming through large windows
Feb 16 2011
Homeowner Pamela Porter learned a few things about renovations when she and her husband Lee moved into a 1923 craftsman-style bungalow in Des Moines, Iowa.
Motorized window blinds are a good choice for skylight window treatment
Feb 9 2011
When Chicago area resident Kathleen Luttschyn and her husband needed to move their home office to make way for a nursery, it forced them to make better use of a loft space at the top of their stairs.
Motorized blinds can help older adults create age-friendly homes
Feb 2 2011
Many baby boomers are modifying their homes so that they can live in them during their golden years, but this trend is catching some by surprise because of how subtle these new renovations are.
Motorized blinds convenient for basement windows
Jan 7 2011
Many empty-nesters are looking for ways to create new areas in their homes by making use of space that was previously designated for storage.
Motorized window treatments offer convenience on floor-to-ceiling windows
Jan 5 2011
For the 15th annual HGTV Dream Home Sweepstakes, viewers will be casting their entries for a chance to win a new home with modern architecture in a rustic mountain setting.
Motorized blinds can help older adults age at home
Dec 20 2010
New research from AARP has shown that the vast majority of adults are planning to age at home for as long as possible
Motorized blinds or shades suit the roof windows of an A-frame home
Dec 7 2010
The steep slope in the roof of an A-frame house creates an interesting decorating dilemma for the homeowners who live there.
Motorized blinds can help seniors age safely at home
Dec 2 2010
With baby boomers entering their golden years, it has become increasingly important for homeowners to design their abodes with the elderly in mind. This means keeping floors free from clutter and making some new changes to different rooms, according to The Daily Weston.
Practice holiday safety with motorized blinds
Nov 18 2010
When homeowners are preparing for the holiday, safety can sometimes slip down to the bottom of the list. However, those who are hosting older adults may want to consider the fact that many seniors can be prone to falls, particularly in unfamiliar areas.
Motorized shades control light and heat on skylight windows
Nov 10 2010
Adding a cover to a skylight can create visual interest with a ceiling-level window treatment, but it's also a practical solution to controlling light and cold weather drafts.
Motorized blinds should be added to homes with older adults
Oct 25 2010
Many baby boomers these days have found themselves to be part of the sandwich generation - caring for adult children and elderly parents at the same time. In some cases, seniors may be living in the house and some precautions should be taken to accommodate these olde radults, according to The Times Herald-Record.
Motorized blinds or shades on high windows can offset a beautifully-designed ceiling
Oct 19 2010
A carefully chosen color palette and design scheme doesn't have to end where the wall meets the ceiling, particularly when the ceiling is cathedral-style or just reach-for-the-sky height.
Making a room more accessible with motorized blinds
Sep 2 2010
NorthJersey.com reports that Makeover & Move, an interior design company, has recently taken steps to redesign a home for Taylor, a nine-year-old boy with cerebral palsy who is in a wheelchair due to the condition.
University of Illinois builds dorms with motorized blinds
Aug 19 2010
Thousands of college freshman will be moving away from home in the coming weeks, but the move is even more meaningful for 18-year-old Kelsey Rozema, who has limited use of her arms and legs. According to the Chicago Tribune, Rozema will be moving into a new dorm at the University of Illinois that is specially designed to help students with physical disabilities.
Motorized blinds update San Francisco apartment
Aug 16 2010
A new penthouse in California may be very appealing to fans of the San Francisco Giants. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the 2,300-square foot abode is only a block from AT&T Park.
Automated shades featured in energy efficient home
Aug 9 2010
A project run by a Virginia Tech professor has resulted in one of the most energy efficient houses in the country. According to Design News, the so-called Lumenhaus has a number of features that reduce the amount of energy it consumes.
Taking care of an elderly family member with motorized blinds
Jul 28 2010
When living with an elderly family member, it's crucial to take certain precautions in the home.
The advantages of motorized blinds
Jul 19 2010
Sometimes, drawing or raising window blinds is a hassle. When air conditioning is escaping outside or the sun is causing a room to get too swampy, it can be a painful experience to run around the house, trying to close all the blinds.
Motorized blinds are an easy way to control light
Jul 15 2010
New York residents Shlomo and Lilian Bakhash used to enjoy vacationing in a small 750-square-foot co-op that amounted to little more than a hotel room. However, the New York Times reported that, three years ago, the family and their then-17-year-old daughter, expanded the abode into a lavish, two-bedroom apartment.
Motorized blinds can help keep energy costs low
Jul 1 2010
Motorized blinds are often thought of as only beneficial to people who cannot easily get up to adjust them. However, according to ElectronicHouse.com, there are numerous advantages to motorized blinds other than simply being able to control them far away.
Creating an accessible home for the disabled and elderly with motorized blinds
Jun 29 2010
Whether a disabled or elderly person is living in a home alone or with company, it's best to ensure that the house can be used by everyone. Tiresias.com and Family-Friendly-Fun.com list a number of ideas for making a home as accessible as possible.
Motorized blinds easy to use from far away
Jun 28 2010
When Annie Hosken was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in 2006, she and her husband Bill knew they would have to make changes to accomodate her ailment. Thanks to local home builders, they constructed a wheelchair accessible and ALS friendly house, mlive.com reports.
Select functional shades when decorating a nursery
May 25 2010
When creating a combined office-and-nursery for expectant couple Chris Buck and Michelle Golden, designer Kevin Dumais told the New York Times that "It wasn't just about decorating a room [but involved] space planning and organizing and really making their existing space handle two purposes." New parents who are pressed for space can take a cue from Dumais and design a shared space.