Accessible Blinds for High Windows

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Accessible Blinds for High Windows

It’s incredibly common for office buildings, clinics, and much more to have high windows in them. These let in lots of natural light and create a more attractive building. However, they pose a bit of a problem for anyone who wants the ability to block out unwanted sunlight. Installing blinds over them is one thing, but controlling those blinds is another. Domir Blinds has the perfect solution for those needing accessible blinds for high windows. Let’s check out what it is!

Motorized Blinds

If you’ve heard of motorized blinds before, this is probably a pretty obvious solution. However, tons of people struggle with high, inaccessible windows every day, and have no idea they could be motorized. Motorized blinds are just like any other blinds, but with one huge difference. At the top of the blinds, there’s a motorized mechanism, allowing you to control them from out of reach. 

Motorized blinds are the ideal solution for any high windows. If you find your office or other kind of interior flooded with direct sunlight as the sun rises or sets, these are a must-have.

Automated Blinds

Not only are motorized blinds able to be controlled indirectly, they can also be automated. If you have a specific time of day that you want your blinds to open or close, simply set them up to do so at those times. They’ll continue to open and close at those times unless told to do otherwise. This is convenient for stores that want privacy when closed, offices where the rising or setting sun can cause visibility issues, and anywhere with high windows.

Accessible from Anywhere

How exactly do you control motorized blinds? Is there a control panel that’s mounted on the wall? Or, perhaps there’s a remote that comes with them? Wrong on both accounts. Motorized blinds have evolved with the times and can be controlled from any smart device just by downloading an app.

This convenient ability to control your blinds from anywhere makes it possible to check if they’re opened or closed, even from far away. This kind of unrestricted access is especially useful for those with plants that need controlled daylight while you’re away. Or, if you’re the sole controller for a set of office blinds, you can adjust them at the request of others working at the office, even while you’re off the clock.

Convenience in Any Style

You may be wondering, what do motorized blinds look like? Surely they’re simplistic and utilitarian. Fortunately, this is not the case. Any of the blinds offered by Domir can be made motorized. Motorized blinds are made accessible by attaching the motor to any blind design. That means accessible blinds and stylish ones too.

If you’re interested in creating better accessibility for blinds on high windows, Domir is the place to call. Let us know if you have any questions and we’ll be happy to help you get started or make an order.

Different Blinds Cord Types and What They’re Good For

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Different Blinds Cord Types and What They're Good For

Most people don’t put much thought into blinds cord types. They seem pretty unimportant, generally. However, each cord type has its benefits and drawbacks. Each one works better in a different environment. So, what’s the lowdown on blinds cord types?

Standard Pull Cord

The standard pull cord is something everyone is familiar with. These pull cords are thin and long, usually in bundles of 3 strings, and typically have a small plastic cone or bulb on the end.

The most prominent reason these cords are one of the most popular blinds cord types is because of how fast they are to use. You can pull the blinds up in under a second, and put them down just as fast. This makes them great for in-home use and use in offices.

Where standard pull cords fall short is in safety and appearance. If looking for a very neat appearance, a cord that hangs freely is not the ideal look. When the blinds are open, a standard pull cord can be so long that it drags on the floor. This is both unattractive and can become a tripping hazard. Not to mention, even when the blinds are closed and the cord is retracted, it’s still long enough for small children to play with, making it a strangling hazard.

All in all, these are very good for casual settings where small children won’t have access to them. To improve safety, they can be draped over the fascia or even braided to make them shorter.

Pulley Chain

Pulley chains are frequently seen on shades, screens, and honeycomb blinds. These little chains are the kind made up of little, round spheres and are typically attached to the wall. To use them, you simply pull on one side. One side will make the blinds go up, and the other will make the blinds go down.

These are common in settings that are meant to be clean and tidy in appearance. For instance, in a meeting room with window shades. The cord can also be allowed to hang freely, allowing some personalization, rather than anchored to the wall. However, this diminishes the clean, controlled appearance of them. 

Another benefit of this cord type is that it’s fairly safe for small children. While children may try to mess with them, if they’re anchored to the wall, there’s little they can do with them.

The downside to these pulley chains it that they’re much slower to use. They typically have more resistance than standard pull cords – a tradeoff for their tidiness. Another element that slows down their use is their proximity to the wall. Fitting your fingers between the chain and wall can be ever so slightly slower than a pull cord and is less comfortable.

Cordless Blinds

And, last but not least, we have cordless blinds. These can work one of two ways. There are manual, cordless blinds, which involve grabbing the bottom of a shade and pulling quickly. This movement unlocks a spring-loaded coil, allowing the shade or blinds to move upon their own. Then, they can be pulled back down, and will stay put when let go.

Secondly, there are motorized, cordless blinds. These don’t require any contact at all, and can be controlled from an app on  your phone. These are, no doubt, the cleanest, safest, and easiest blinds to use.

No matter what kind of blinds you’re after, we’ve got you covered. Give us a call at Domir Blinds and we’ll ensure you leave with a set of blinds that make you happy.

How Do Motorized Blinds Work?

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How Do Motorized Blinds Work?

If you don’t tend to keep up on the newest technology, you might not know about motorized blinds. It’s pretty clear from the name that motorized blinds work more automatically than the typical, manual blinds. However, there’s a bit more to them than just knowing they’re run by a motor. How do motorized blinds work? Let’s take a look.

Remote Control

Motorized blinds aren’t just automatic, they’re remote. By using an app on your cell phone or other smart device, you can adjust your blinds from anywhere. You don’t have to be within range of them. You can check whether your blinds got put down from halfway across the globe!

Safety and Security

This might sound unnecessary and excessive, but motorized blinds actually have a lot of great safety and security applications. For example, they keep would-be burglars from seeing the contents of your home or business.

Did you know that most robberies take place in homes where the windows are uncovered most of the time? Burglars stake out houses based on the perceived value of the contents. Therefore, hiding the contents of your home, makes a huge difference. During the daytime, seeing in through your home’s windows is difficult. However, once the sun sets and your interior lights are brighter than the outdoors, burglars can see everything.

If you prefer your flatscreen and console game collection to remain untouched, putting your blinds down when the sun sets each night is vital. What easier way to do that than with motorized blinds?

Convenience

Because motorized blinds are controlled via app, you can put your blinds up or down from anywhere. Put them down from across the room or from bed at night. If you’re worried you forgot to put them down before leaving on vacation, simply check the app from the car or hotel room.

Accessibility

Convenience isn’t the only important part of being able to control motorized blinds from a distance. This is also massively important to accessibility. Accessibility is what makes it possible for something to be used by or benefit marginalized people, such as those with disabilities.

The disabled community includes people with both physical and mental illnesses. Plus, what benefits the disabled community also benefits the elderly. If you use a mobility aid, sometimes getting support from the mobility aid limits your ability to mess with the cords of your blinds. Being able to put them up or down from a seated position is an incredibly important matter of accessibility. 

If you have a mental illness or disability, it may frequently impact your short term memory. Forget to put the blinds down until twenty minutes after you’ve gotten comfortable in bed? When you suddenly remember, instead of getting back up and walking across the house, simply pull out your phone and put them down at a distance.

Rely on Domir

Domir Blinds is the leading blinds manufacturer of Toronto. Not only can you get motorized blinds from Domir, you can get beautiful motorized blinds from Domir. Our unique and attractive blinds designs are even better when you can control them from anywhere. So, give us a call when you’re ready to order.

Managing Your Office Interior with Motorized Blinds

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The Accessibility and Convenience of Motorized Blinds

Running an office can be a lot on your plate. From managing staff to ensuring the cleanliness of the space, there’s a lot to remember. Just one of many things to do when managing your office is closing and opening time. Fortunately, closing and opening is made one step easier when implementing motorized blinds. Why do blinds matter? Domir Blinds of Toronto is here to tell you why.

Blinds are Security

While blinds have a lot of function in light control and the like, they also have a frequently overlooked benefit. Blinds function as a cheap method of security. While they won’t prevent brute force from breaking a window, they can deter a break-in altogether. That’s because people don’t tend to break into a space if they can’t see inside. There are too many risk factors. For one thing, there could be an employee still inside the building. There’s no faster way to end up arrested than breaking into an occupied space.

Because blinds are great after-hours security (in combination with leaving the light on), they should be closed each night. However, sitting with the blinds closed all day isn’t exactly nice. Instead of wasting your time and energy making the rounds every single morning and night to open and close the office blinds, motorize them! Managing your office just got a whole lot easier. Each night when you close and each morning when you open, you can adjust the blinds with just the tap of a smartphone screen. 

Out of Reach

Security measures aren’t the only thing that can benefit from motorized blinds. There are also, frequently, windows that are out of reach in an office space. While home blinds are usually easy to reach for opening and closing, an office space is often much larger. A higher ceiling can mean windows above windows. These higher windows and their blinds can only be reached manually by using a ladder. The same thing goes for skylights.

High windows and skylights may not need to be closed for security. However, if they’re casting unwanted sunlight onto computer screens, they’re going to be a huge problem. Offices, no matter the type, usually mean some number of computers. If your employees are fighting just to see their screen past the midday sunshine, they’re not going to be very productive. With motorized blinds, you can easily adjust out of reach window blinds with the tap of a button. This ease of access can make adjusting the blinds even multiple times per shift an easy task.

Shop Domir

Regardless of why you want to motorize your office blinds, Domir Blinds is here for you. The best part about ordering from us? We’re a manufacturer – not a distributor. Instead of paying higher prices so a distributor can make a profit, order from us and you’ll save big. Plus, for orders over $500, you can save up to 50%. For a large office space, that’s a fantastic deal! Give us a call if you have questions about our products or how to make your order. We look forward to hearing from you,

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