Motorised Curtains or Motorised Blinds: 5 Things You Need To Consider Before Your Home Build or Renovations

Every room is an open canvas ready to be filled with just the right type of furniture or appliance.

When it comes to Motorised Blinds or Motorised Curtains, this represents a valuable investment in your property that can turn even the darkest of rooms into the showpiece of your home.

However, in order to maximise your investment, and avoid any future hassles and costs, it’s important to carefully consider all proper installation and application requirements.

At Rolletna, we have over 20 years of experience in the industry. We’ve seen it all from start to finish, so we have put together this handy guide to help you avoid some of the common pitfalls.

Let’s see what needs to be taken into account.

Motorised Blinds or Motorised Curtains?

Motorised Blinds and Motorised Curtains require structural and electrical considerations that need to be discussed and planned for with your builder or an architect early in your project. As such, it pays to decide as early as possible at the beginning of a building or renovation project whether you want, or intend to install Motorised Blinds or a Motorised Curtains to specific locations of your home.

This will help to mitigate the requirement of further building works later on in your project, saving your valuable time and money.

For example, if you are considering hardwiring as part of your installation, the way you wire for Motorised Blinds is different to how it would be done for Motorised Curtains. In fact, the number of motors you would eventually need is also different.

In order to take into account all installation considerations, it is vitally important to consult someone like Rolletna early on in your project, and decide on the specifics of your design and motorised product.

Here at Rolletna were experts in the field. We have done extensive work with leading architects and custom homebuilders for properties throughout the Sydney region, so have the knowledge and expertise to provide any needed advice to respective builders, electricians or architects.

Battery Operated or Hardwired?

Both Motorised Blinds and Motorised Curtains can be battery operated or hardwired by a qualified electrician. When it comes to selecting which source of power is best suited for your home, it all depends on accessibility.

Battery operated Motorised Blinds or Motorised Curtains require a charge every 9-12 months. As such, this option is not recommended for high void windows or ceiling sunlight windows where access might be a problem.

On the other hand, under the hardwiring option, all the relevant connections have been built in as part of the design process, so it has a greater applicability as to where it can be implemented.

However, it does involve careful consideration early in your design and architectural drawing stage.

For certain scenarios it is possible to have a customised solution that best suits your needs.

For example, you can have both battery and hardwired if you are considering double roller blinds or motorised block out curtains over sunscreen blinds.

Single or Double Blinds?

When it comes to blinds, there’s no one size fits all approach.

Since it represents a valuable investment in your property, you have the option to find a customised solution that best serves your needs.

An example of a blind option that suits multiple purposes is double roller blinds.

Under this option one set acts as a day-to-day sunscreen blind to control light, privacy and sun, and the second blind provides complete block out for the entire area, in effect you get the best of both worlds.

The decision to plan early equally applies here.

It’s important to consider this early as it would dictate how many motors you would need and the extent of wiring your electrician would need to do.

Concealing Your Motorised Blinds & Motorised Curtains

Motorised Blinds and Motorised Curtains are actually complex pieces of machinery; they compose of many components of wiring, rods and tracks.

If you’re after an ultra-modern minimalist finish, consideration must be given as to how all these various components are to be concealed.

The best finishes are produced when it looks like all the components are incorporated into the build, rather than as an additional furnishing.

At Rollenta, this is where we make all the difference. We have the experience in installing Motorised Blinds and Motorised Curtains in properties throughout Sydney.

In order to do this, we need to liaise with your architect early on in their process to advise them how we intend to conceal your Motorised Blinds and Motorised Curtains, as it would dictate further building works and electrical services to the area.

Motorisation Technology

Another factor to be taken into consideration is motorisation technology.

There are actually several motorisation technologies available each with different characteristics relating to set-up, style, and budget. Yes, there’s a motorisation technology for every budget.

They include; Somfy, Forest, Alpha, Jai Products, Rollease, and Nice.

Each of these options feature additional add-ons (ie remote or phone app), decorative designs, automation, and have different warranty terms.

If you want to know more details about each of the available motorisation technologies, check out our blog here.

From initial impressions, you may think motorisation adds cost to your build, but this is far outweighed by the value it adds, and the quality of the finish it produces in homes throughout Sydney.

When it comes to customising a Motorised Blinds or Motorised Curtains solution for your home there are many factors to be taken into account.

Consideration must be given to location, source of power, single or double blinds, concealment options, space and motorisation technology.

There’s one factor that is of critical importance to all the factors mentioned above, and that is the decision to plan early. All of these considerations must be decided on before house plans have been drawn and construction has started.

By doing this you will not only avoid further additional delays and costs down the track, but also it maximises your chances of producing an ultra-modern minimalist finish.

We have done extensive work with leading architects and custom home builders in Sydney, so we’re perfectly suited to guide you in selecting a practical blind solution that will not only look outstanding but provides the best ease of use.

If you have any questions about motorised blinds or curtains why not contact us today.