Shutter Wand vs. Motorization
Most people who have shutters don’t even know that you can get a shutter wand to adjust them. If you have a hard to reach window, consider these wands if you don’t want to motorize them. When you watch the video, you will see how I used it on this job in Incline Village, a town at Lake Tahoe.
If you want to know something funny, I’ll share it with you. I’ve done so many shutter jobs over the last 30 years or so, that I’ve seen just about everything. But, I do so many hard to reach shutters with Motorization that I rarely use these wands. This is the first time that I actually used one. You can probably tell by the way that I operate the shutter wand that I don’t have much experience with them. I feel like your first day of using yours, you will do it better than I do.
Should you motorize your shutters? Depends on what you want from the shutters. For example, if you plan on using the shutter every day, you may want the efficiency of the motors. If you will only be moving the vanes every once in a while, then maybe the wand is a better choice. The wand is simple and effective and the motors are amazing and bling!
Costs Of Shutter Wands
The cost of a shutter wand is pretty inexpensive. The cost of motorized shutters is not inexpensive. It adds up. If you are doing only one panel, the costs don’t mean that much, but if you are doing a number of panels, the costs escalate. For example, in the video, there are 4 panels for the 2 shutters. So, the cost of the wand with the shutter attachment is less than $50, but if we did 4 motorized shutters it would have added about $800 to the total cost.
Is it worth it to spend the money on Motorization? For some people, the answer is yes, but for others, they prefer the shutter wand. This is the talent that we have; the ability to help you make the right choice for all your shutter or window treatment needs. This client is thrilled with their choice and our hope is that you will be thrilled with your choice as well. Thanks for taking the time to read our blog.
Kempler Design is located in Reno NV and serves the northern Nevada and Lake Tahoe regions with a mobile design showroom. Paul Kempler, its founder is considered a window fashions expert. Kempler Design has been featured in many prestigious projects, including the HGTV dream home in Lake Tahoe. Kempler Design works with homeowners as well as interior design firms looking for a local contact in the Reno/Tahoe area or is available for travel.