Tahoe Specialty Flooring & Window Design

Since 1975 

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Motorized Window Shades: Adding Efficiency and Luxury to Lake Tahoe Homes

Window coverings add a touch of luxury to any home. Not only do drapes and shades provide privacy and protection from the sun, they can also impact your sleeping patterns, productivity, and manage the light in a room. 

If you’re like most people, you probably don’t want to shield the view from your windows by having your shades down all the time. Enter, motorized shades.  Motorized shades are a luxurious, efficient way to manage the privacy and light control that shades offer without lifting a finger (okay, maybe one finger if you choose to go with remote-controlled blinds).

Motorized window shades offer a number of benefits over their manual counterparts. One of the biggest advantages is that they are much easier to operate. If you have large windows or hard-to-reach places, motorized shades can be a godsend. They can also be programmed to open and close at specific times, which can help save energy and money on your utility bills. In addition, motorized shades offer a higher level of security since they can be controlled remotely. This means you can close them if you leave the house and no one will be able to see inside.

Here’s some of our favorite added perks that come with motorized blinds:

  • Added Convenience: easily control shades with a button press, tap on your mobile device, automatically, or even with your voice (when integrated with a compatible smart-home system).
  • Increased Privacy: schedule shades to automatically close whenever you want.
  • Better Energy Efficiency: schedule shades to raise and lower to prevent harsh summer rays from heating interiors up or to prevent heat loss in the winter.
  • Enhanced Security: easily give your home a lived-in look while you’re away by scheduling shades to automatically raise and lower at set times.
  • Safer for Children: because smart shades lack lift cords, they’re a safer option than shades with exposed cords.

As Hunter Douglas certified resellers, Tahoe Specialty Flooring & Window Design is able to offer exclusive motorized shade options for your home. 


Now you can experience light exactly when you want it. PowerView® Automation gives you precise and convenient control of your Hunter Douglas window treatments. Shades operate independently, moving only when you choose to schedule them.

Take efficiency to a new level and operate your new motorized shades from home with the Pebble® Remote Control or through voice activation when PowerView is integrated with smart-home systems such as Amazon Alexa, Siri® on your Apple device or the Google Assistant. For the ultimate in convenience, the PowerView® App is a perfect way to manage your shades whether you are at home or away.


The ultimate in versatility, Hunter Douglas Top-Down/Bottom-Up window shades and shadings offer you the ability to operate window treatments (including Roman shades, cellular honeycomb shades and woven wood shades) from the top down, bottom up, or in combination to meet all your privacy needs while still giving you access to natural light.

Some of our favorite benefits for Lake Tahoe homes include: 

  • Flexibility: Unlike traditional shades that only open from the bottom up, the Top-Down/Bottom-Up design option lets you customize the exact position of your shades to fit your ideal level of privacy, light control and comfort.
  • UV Protection: Even on cloudy days, damaging UV rays can fade and deteriorate your furnishings. With Top-Down/Bottom-Up shades, you can position your shades to block the sun’s harsh rays while still bringing in natural sunlight.


This type of motorization is an ideal choice for vertical side-to-side openings, sliding glass doors or to use as room dividers. Vertiglide™ is available as a child-safe, cordless operating system. For your convenience, the Vertiglide system features Dual Operation which allows you to activate the shade with any PowerView control device such as the remote or app, or simply operate the shade manually by hand. This convenient feature is ideal for lost remotes, entering the home from outside and for guests without knowledge that the shade is motorized.


The SkyLift™ skylight system is specifically suited for skylights and is the perfect solution for large, overhead windows. Now you can control the light and privacy from every window, even skylights. These can also be customized to accommodate unique window shapes and sizes. 


Motorized window shades are a great way to add privacy, security, and style to your home. With so many benefits, it’s no wonder they are becoming increasingly popular. 

At Tahoe Specialty Flooring and Window Design, we can help you customize the best motorized window coverings for your home. No matter the size or style, our talented design team is committed to helping you find new window coverings that you’ll love. Contact us today or visit our showroom to get started.