Some windows these days are huge. How do you motorize a giant window? Today’s video shows a an opening that is about 19 feet wide by about 11 feet tall. That is a BIG WINDOW. Of course, this is not a window in this case, but the solution is the same. Roller Shades.
Coupled Roller Shades
It is possible to do a roller shade that is about 20″ wide, but the choices of fabrics are somewhat limited. For this client, they wanted a designer fabric. As a result, we were limited as to how wide we could do the shade. This fabric was limited to a width of 96″ and because the material is a vertical stripe, we were unable to turn the fabric sideways. The best solution for this Incline Village, NV client was to do 3 shades that are “coupled”, which means that three roller shades are operated off of one control. In this case, we used a Somfy motor with special brackets that make all the shades operate together. You would think that a motor that lifts that much material would be noisy, but in actuality, it is very quiet. The average conversation takes place at about 75 decibels, and these shades are operating at about 45 decibels. If you listen closely to the video, you can hear the motors, if you really try.
The point is that there is a way to handle most window covering issues. Be smart and consult with a window fashions professional to make sure you know your options and are assisted to make the right choices.
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 to your area.