Shades Of The Future® specializes in motorized blinds and shades. Motorized roller and roman shades are perfect for convenience as well as supremely practical for large, heavy shades. We have lots of experience with these products and you will be amazed at the possibilities and convenience. These precision, Somfy, 110 volt motors are built right into the roller tube.
Examining photos on this page and others on our Photos/Design page shows we are capable and experienced in a wide variety of jobs, most very unique. If you are looking for a vendor for motorization just contact us. We travel. See our Travel Policy.
We just finished installing a motorized, top/down, roman, solar shade system for Lake Oswego Presbyterian Church. See the write up on our Sun Screening page.
We will help you work out what product will meet your needs. We will put together a bid for your consideration. After a contract is in place we will design the wiring layout and work with your electrician. We will also work out the installation process.
PRICING: To add motorization to a roller or roman shade will run about $520 for a unit run by a wall switch. Radio remote controlled systems, Somfy Altus system, which include the radio receiver built into the roller tube motor are about $731 per shade. The advantage of this system is that the motor simply plugs into the wall without having to run a special wire to a wall switch. We can help guide you through all the many possibilities.
New! Platinum™ Technology Motorized
Here’s the Hunter Douglas motorization overview VIDEO:
Hunter Douglas has just added Platinum™ Technology to its motorization line up, both battery systems and hard wired. This system puts infrared (IR) and Radio Frequency (RF) into one system. IR needs to be pointed at the receiver. RF can operate shades from a different room! IR and RF in one remote! There are also many options for group programming that can be changed by the owner after installation.
Most existing Hunter Douglas PowerRise IR systems can be upgraded to RF Platinum Technology by plugging in a new satellite receiver eye and buying at least 1 remote control. This upgrade is very desirable for systems that have a hard time receiving IR signals in bright sunlight. A homeowner can do this upgrade.