Electrician, Meyer Electrical Services Inc.
Written by Walt Meyer

Automate the Window Coverings of Your Luxury Bathroom

Automated coverings for windows and skylights for luxury bathrooms are rapidly growing in popularity. Their motors and gears used to be noisy and clumsy, but now they are silent and sleek in design. Nowadays, they are an expected feature in many high-end homes.


There are tracked draperies that open and close horizontally across a window. Solar shades descend from a window frame for typical windows. Shades for skylights can shield bathroom interiors from direct sunlight. A luxury system is typically equipped with a solar shade for daytime, a blackout shade for nighttime, and a decorative shade.


If you want motorized window coverings installed in your luxury bathroom, call an experienced and licensed electrician in your area to discuss your options and attain the best results for your project.


Types of Coverings


Motorized window coverings can be powered via an electrical plug-in, be hardwired, or use a battery. Some systems are controlled with a wall-mounted keypad. Radio frequency systems are controlled by a remote the manufacturer provides or an app on a smart phone or tablet. Most affordable of all, battery-operated systems do not need wiring to be powered and controlled. For retrofitting a bathroom, battery types are the easiest to install. The more sophisticated and expensive motorized blinds will require individual wiring for power and a connection to a central control panel.


Special Modern Features


There can be settings for time of day, temperature, and the sun’s strength and position that will automatically open or close window treatments in your bathroom. Most manufacturers provide a sunlight sensor for additional control. This also helps to minimize UV damage to home furnishings. Heating and cooling needs can also take advantage of natural light, decreasing utility costs. Timed settings for closing coverings can also improve privacy.


Economizing Your Installation


Motorized treatments can be expensive when they are luxury systems with smart controls. Homeowners can decrease the number of coverings to lower costs. Customized fabric coverings can also be very expensive. You will save money by selecting standard materials from the catalog. Another strategy is opting for one strong motor for moving a large window covering, instead of using several smaller motors that are more expensive.


Electrical Services You Can Trust


Founded in 1991, Meyer Electrical Services provides home and commercial electrical services in Maryland, Virginia, and D.C., where we are licensed and insured. Based in Bethesda, our team proudly serves all of Montgomery County. Receive a free consultation for custom electrical work today by calling (301) 941-1400.