Operating Motorized Window Treatments

Operating Motorized Window Treatments

Recent advances in technology and home automation have paved the way for new and exciting innovations when it comes to making our homes smarter and our lives easier. Hunter Douglas has some new and exciting operating systems for motorized window treatments that not only make our lives easier, but increase our privacy, sense of security, and peace of mind.

PowerView® Motorization

As one of the latest innovations when it comes to home automation, PowerView® Motorization can open, close, and adjust your window treatments, so you don’t have to give them a second thought. It is the winner of the 2016 Red Dot Product Award for Cutting-Edge Design and Functionality. PowerView® can link to your thermostat, security system, and lights through almost any home automation device or system you use, to make your home smarter, safer, and more energy-efficient. You can schedule your window treatments to open and close at specific times or when the temperature in your home reaches a specific point. You can control your window treatments at any time by using the stylish and ergonomic Pebble Remote Control, Surface Remote, or from anywhere on earth using your smart device and the PowerView® App, as long as you have an internet connection. PowerView® is a completely wireless operating system with options for both battery and plug in power sources, making it ideal for homes with safety concerns regarding small children and pets.


SoftTouch™ is a new motorization option on Hunter Dogulas’ Sonnette® Cellular Roller Shades. This system allows you to operate the shades with a wand located on the side of the window treatment. Pulling gently on the wand lowers the shades and lightly pushing up on the wand raises them. Perhaps best of all, SoftTouch is a battery-operated system with no cords or wires.

Vertical Motorized System

Finding the right operating system for vertical blinds can be tough. Covering sliding glass doors and large expanses of windows with something that glides easily on a track and makes it easy to open, close, and adjust the slats can seem impossible. Hunter Douglas has the Vertical Motorized System that accomplishes all of these things. The Vertical Motorized System is available on Somner® and Vertical Solutions® and allows you to operate your window treatments wirelessly using a remote control. Simply aim the remote control at your window treatments and press a button to operate. You’ll never have to deal with a pull cord to open and close your vertical window treatments or use a chain to adjust the slats.

Call Ida & Norma’s Draperies today to get started with your new motorized window treatments. We have been locally-owned and operated for more than 30 years, and all our Hunter Douglas window fashions are custom-made specifically for your windows. Stop by our showroom in Spokane Valley, WA. Here you can see, feel, and operate full-size Hunter Douglas samples to help you make the right choice for your home. We proudly serve Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and Post Falls, Idaho, so call us today or stop by our showroom!