You probably don’t think of your “A/V guy” (we prefer to call them custom electronics professionals) as the one to be installing window treatments in your home. But you should. Besides, these days chances are his company is already doing plenty more than slapping a flat-panel TV on your wall—if you’re considering a home tech project you’re likely looking at home automation and controls, lighting control, security, climate and housewide A/V distribution.
Motorized shades are another logical solution in the mix, one that if integrated into a larger-scale project can afford you ease-of-operation and daily lifestyle benefits of other tech systems. That means stuff like touchscreen control and automated presets on the operation side, plus energy efficiency, privacy and glare control on the benefits side.