Electric blinds are a fantastic way to make your blinds work for you – just press a button and watch them go, without even needing to leave your sofa! Electric blinds can be remote-controlled or set on a timer, and represent one less chore that needs to be done around the house – but there’s a way to go even further than that and make the blinds smart enough to know when to close themselves, or understand a voice command.
At Expression Blinds, we’re well used to fitting smart blinds, and can convert your electric blinds to smart blinds for you, so you’ll be able to sync them up to a home assistant like Amazon Alexa or Microsoft’s Cortana. You’ll even be able to opt for light-sensitive blinds that are able to detect when to close, and how much to close, completely removing you from the equation and giving you optimal lighting with no effort at all times of day!
How To Convert Electric Blinds To Smart Blinds
Step 1: Contact Expression Blinds
The first thing you’ll need to do to convert your electric blinds to smart blinds is send Expression Blinds a message – we’re custom blinds manufacturers and fitters based in Cheshire, serving the whole North West, and our expert fitters will be able to sort your smart blinds quickly, efficiently and with no fuss!
Step 2: Your Fitter Will Provide You With A Free, No-Obligation Chat About What You Want
A key part of our service is to send your fitter to talk to you about what blinds options are available, what you’re looking for, and how we can achieve it for you. While they’re there, they’ll take careful measurements and make sure that we’ve got all the information needed to make your ideal blinds solution for you. They’ll also provide you with a quote for any work, but you’re under no obligation to proceed if you don’t want to!
Step 3: We’ll Build A Smart Integration System For Your Electric Blinds
If you’ve already got electric blinds and are just looking to upgrade them to smart blinds, then your blinds will already have the necessary motors and power supply to open and close themselves without you manually pulling on a cord. All they need to make the leap from electric blinds to smart blinds is a control system – a brain that can tell the blinds whether to open and close.
Usually, this is an integration with a home assistant like Alexa, so you can set your blinds to a schedule, programme them for custom settings or activate them with just a voice command. However, we’re increasingly being commissioned by our customers to add light sensors and processors to electric blinds that remove even that requirement.
With their own light sensor and computer “brain”, these advanced smart blinds are able to make their own judgement on how open or closed the blinds should be to provide optimal lighting conditions in a room, without any outside input from you, Alexa, or anyone else!
4. Your Fitter Will Install Your New Smart Blinds
Once the smart blinds upgrade has been built, it’s just a matter of installing it in your electric blinds. Your fitter will contact you to find a time that suits you, so that they can make the installation without disrupting your day too much, and then they’ll come out, make the installation, and clean up after themselves so you can start enjoying your new smart blinds right away!
What Other Blinds Do Expression Blinds Offer?
We make all of our blinds to order here at Expression Blinds, so we’re able to cater to almost any blinds- or shutters-related need. All of our jobs start with a free consultation with one of our expert blinds fitters, so you can learn more about all the available options and what works best for you, and you’ll get a quote in writing that day if you do decide to go ahead. In addition to smart blinds and electric blinds, Expression Blinds can manufacture and fit:
All of the links above lead to full pages where you can learn more about the different sorts of blinds, or you can give us a call on 0161 241 9686 or pop on over to the Contact Us page on this site to send us a message!
Where We’re Based
Expression Blinds can fit smart blinds or electric blinds all across the North and North West of England, based out of our primary workshop in Lymm, in Cheshire. We’ve been fitting blinds and shutters for years all across Liverpool, Warrington and Manchester (plus Greater Manchester, including places like Altrincham and Oldham) and Chester, Blackburn, Stockport, Wigan & St Helens. Wherever you’re based, just let us know and we’ll do our best to meet your needs.
Got A Question About Blinds? Contact Expression Blinds Today!
If you’d like to know more about smart blinds, electric blinds (or any other sorts of blinds), or if you’d like to book a free consultation with one of our fitters, just pick up the phone and get in touch! You can reach our head office on 0161 241 9686 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, or use the Contact Us page on this site to send us a message at any time!
Our team are always happy to answer your questions and provide any information you need, and can talk you through exactly what to expect during your consultation and fitting process, so you know what’ll be happening at every stage of the process.
Whether you need information on a project, to book a consultation, or just some friendly advice, just get in touch.
We look forward to hearing from you!