Choosing motorised blinds and curtains for your home achieves several key goals for your overall look, feel and experience.
With exciting new technology giving homeowners more options than ever, issues such as security, privacy, insulation and energy efficiency are no longer a problem. Plus, motorised blinds and curtains look great.
Book an online design consultation to get ideas on the best motorised options for your blinds and curtains.
The DIY Blinds Way
We partner with Somfy, the leading provider of motorised systems for window coverings. Connecting homes in a way that suits the unique needs of the DIY Blinds customer, Somfy systems are quiet and reliable, giving you full control with maximum style. Our partnership with Somfy allows us to offer you the best market rates for the highest-quality products. Read more about the cost of motorising blinds here.
Why should I choose motorised blinds and curtains?
Deciding to retrofit a motor to your existing roller blinds, or installing new blinds and curtains equipped with motorisation, has some significant benefits. Read more here about retrofitting motorisation to your existing blinds.
Control - Many of our motorised systems can be accessed even when you’re not in the room, or even at home. This gives you ultimate control over the light, temperature and ambience of your home at all times.
Security and privacy - On holiday or late at the office? Increase your security by activating your blinds and curtains to open and close at set times.
Comfort - Sunlight glare spoiling your Sunday afternoon movie, or just too comfy to move? Activate your motorised blinds and curtains to open and close without having to move a muscle.
Safety - Traditional chains and wands to control window coverings are still an excellent option for many households. But motorised blinds and curtains in a home with young children and pets could offer that extra layer of safety you’re looking for.
Functionality - Control out-of-reach blinds for high or large windows with ease. Also perfect for those with accessibility requirements.
Cost - Being able to activate your blinds and curtains to open and close when the temperature changes means you’re better able to keep rooms cool in summer and warm in winter. This helps keep the energy bills down.
The DIY Blinds Way
All of our products are Australian Made so we understand your climate and home life. We offer customised products that can be tailored to suit your unique space and lifestyle.
Book an online appointment with one of our Design Consultants today.
How can I motorise my blinds and curtains?
There are several options when it comes to how you motorise your window coverings. Your style of home and your lifestyle needs will help you decide what’s right for you.
Remote only - Motorised Roller Blinds and curtains don’t need a home automation system to work. Somfy has a range of 200m within a line of sight, and can also work through plaster walls in the home, Somfy’s technology will allow you to operate your remote control roller blinds and curtains with no internet or wi-fi connection.
Wi-fi Hub - DIY Blinds offers two wi-fi hubs that when purchased with your window coverings will allow you to control your blinds and curtains remotely. Wi-fi blinds also allow for voice activation and means you can schedule set times for your blinds and curtains to open and close. The two options are:
- Bond Bridge - works with Alexa or Google Home and SmartThings to control motorised products such as blinds, curtains, ceiling fans and fireplaces, all via the same mobile app.
Somfy Connexoon - works with Alexa or Google Home. The Somfy motors use the app to control your motorised curtains and blinds remotely via the internet or on a set schedule.
The DIY Blinds Way
When you choose DIY Blinds, we make sure you have all the expert guidance and knowledge to make the right decisions. If you’re not feeling confident about your choice, you can book an online design consultation where one of our experts will answer your questions.
Are motorised blinds and curtains expensive?
There is an additional cost if you would like motorised window coverings. However, because DIY Blinds partners exclusively with Somfy, we’re able to keep our prices below market rates for the highest-quality products.
Read more here about the costs of purchasing or retrofitting motorisation to blinds and curtains.
Can any blinds and curtains be motorised?
When you make a purchase with DIY Blinds, our roller blinds and curtains can be custom-made with motorisation.
While we can’t retrofit motorisation to your existing curtains, we can retrofit motorisation to your existing Single, Double or Linked Roller Blinds.
Read more here about the styles of blinds and curtains available at DIY Blinds to make the right choice for your home and needs.
DIY Blinds, the new way to buy blinds
Get advice from our highly trained Design Consultants on 1300 918 390, or book a free online design consultation.
Choose your samples
Choose your free samples online and we’ll deliver them by express post to your door.
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Customise your order
Choose your blinds, shutters or curtains, order online, then we’ll take care of the rest.
We’ll deliver your Australian-made blinds direct for you to install using our easy guides.
Prefer not to install it yourself? We’ll do it for you. Check if professional installation is available in your area.
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