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Blinds That Obey Your Commands


Sometimes remodeling means more that just making your home look differently than it does at present. You can also renovate it to make it act differently. Convenience can be the watchword of your home remodeling project and automating repetitive tasks is one way to make your life more convenient. With that in mind, let us introduce you to PowerViewâ„¢ Blinds from Hunter Douglas.

At Cornerstone Builders, we are often asked during a renovation to add new windows or make existing ones larger to let in more light, particularly in older homes. That is sometimes a double-edged sword as Southwest Florida sunshine can be particularly powerful and heat up a room beyond a comfortable level. Your choices used to be close the blinds for the whole afternoon coming home to a darkened room or leave them open to the sun and come home to a very warm room. Hunter Douglas has the solution. PowerView Motorized blinds anticipate your needs and adjust themselves automatically, creating the perfect room ambiance morning, noon and night. That’s the beauty of PowerView™ Motorization.

Just program PowerView to move your window treatments to the exact position you want and then control and schedule them using the intuitive PowerView App on your smartphone or tablet. You can also operate your PowerView settings using the stunning new PowerView Pebbleâ„¢ Control. Either way, that sun heated room can have its blinds closed for the hottest part of the day and be open again so by the time you get home, you are able to see a beautiful Southwest Florida sunset.

Available in an incredible range of sophisticated styles, PowerView Motorization creates a whole new world of beauty and convenience.

Features and Benefits

The PowerView system can be operated via the PowerView App or via two different types of Pebble controls—a Pebble Remote Control or a Pebble Scene Controller. The PowerView Pebble Remote Control offers a modern alternative to a traditional remote control, allowing you to pre-set and easily operate up to six different groupings of window treatments—either individually or together—with just a press of a button. The PowerView Pebble Scene Controller features an advanced display screen that lets you conveniently preview and select room scenes—different combinations of shades and shade positions—that you previously programmed using the PowerView App. Ergonomically designed and beautiful to look at, the PowerView Pebble is available in seven stylish colors to enhance any décor.

You can also wall mount a PowerView Remote or Scene Controller using the PowerView Surface, available in three on-trend colors.

You can even get a PowerView App that unlocks the full potential of PowerView Motorization. Using the App on your smartphone or tablet, you can create and schedule customized room “Scenes” that allows your shades to operate on their own throughout the day (more on that below). The App can be downloaded at the Apple Store or on Google Play.

Set your perfect “Scene”

Start by creating Scenes—different combinations of each shade in the room, adjusted to the exact position you want at different times of the day based on your light, privacy and overall room ambiance preferences. So if you want to watch the sunrise over coffee in your breakfast room that is one scene you’d set. Another might be that weekly date night with your husband. Set the shades to close by themselves so as not to interfere with your candlelit romantic scene.

Personalize your experience

Choose from a variety of fun App color schemes and activity icons to personalize each Scene and Room. You can also create your own Scene names to make them easy to identify.

Shades that operate on your schedule

Use the scheduling feature to set your Scenes to operate independently. You can program any Scene to activate on specific days and times. You can even schedule multiple-room Scenes to activate simultaneously.

Coordinate with sunrise and sunset Timing

Link one or more of your Scenes to the ever-changing local sunrise or sunset times—precisely calculated by PowerView based on its knowledge of your specific location.

Connect from outside the home

The RemoteConnectâ„¢ feature, along with an internet connection, allows you to operate your shades from anywhere in the world, using your smartphone or tablet.

Designed with safety in mind

Along with the added convenience of cordless operation, PowerView Motorization creates a safer environment for homes with young children and pets.

Battery power makes it easy

Most PowerView motorized window treatments are battery-powered, so they’re incredibly easy to install, operate and maintain. The battery pack is hidden behind the headrail so there’s nothing to mar the beauty of your window treatments. Whether it is only remodeling your windows and installation of these technically amazing shades or an entire home renovation, Cornerstone Builders stands ready to help. Please contact us for a free-in home estimate.