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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.

The latest thing now is that Hunter Douglas’ PowerView battery operated shades are so powerful, most shade needs can be done with batteries now, eliminating the need for an electrician and 110 volts.

We just installed several large shades measuring 120 x 76 and 81 x 103, all running on an 18 volt battery system.

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.

These photos are motorized skylight shades in Portland, Oregon. This customer wanted blackout and sheer in one treatment.

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: Battery systems are much lower cost. But 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! PowerView™ Motorized Shades

Here’s the Hunter Douglas motorization overview VIDEO:

Hunter Douglas has just released PowerView™ motorization to its line-up. This replaces all prior motorized systems. PowerView has new motors, remotes and repeaters that you can’t mix with the PowerRise system. Everything is new. Now more powerful in all aspects.

We have a portable demo system we can bring to you and show you how it will work.