According to a survey by the International Casual Furnishings Association, 90% of Americans reported that outdoor living spaces are more valuable than ever. That was back in 2021, and the demand for outdoor living has only increased. Patios are particularly desirable and, according to PaveTech, can bring homeowners an 80% ROI.
For builders and contractors looking to enhance their properties and increase profits, an outdoor living area sheltered from Greenwich, CT's cold, snowy winters and warm, humid summers offers a great draw. Even better news is that you can create these spaces with motorized outdoor shades, adding beauty and enhanced efficiency while appealing to the growing number of buyers interested in smart home technology.
At Digital Home Systems, we’ve worked alongside builders, architects, and designers since 1999, integrating the latest home automation. Let’s look at how outdoor shades enhance today’s outdoor living.
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The right outdoor motorized shades can extend a home’s living space, creating an area protected from the elements, including wind, rain, intense sunlight, and insects. Adding outdoor heaters, fire pits, and fans enables homeowners to use these areas through the seasons for outdoor dinners, entertaining, and a comfortable place to relax and enjoy the view.
Many homeowners also extend their outdoor entertainment, creating spaces rivaling indoor counterparts. From architectural high-fidelity speakers to outdoor 4K UHD TVs, they experience breathtaking sound and images. When integrated with home automation, they can manage all their outdoor amenities through a handheld remote or smartphone app.
Raise or lower one or every shade instantly, or program them to adjust based on the time of day automatically. We can also program scenes that change multiple systems at once. For instance, when they tap the ‘Outdoor Dinner’ button, the shades lower, the fire feature ignites, the lighting settles into a warm candlelight glow, and their dining playlist streams through nearly invisible outdoor speakers.
At Digital Home Systems, we partner with Lutron, an industry leader in automated lighting and shade control. Alongside Insolroll, they create high-performance outdoor shades perfect for patios, pergolas, and retractable glass walls. These shades offer the ideal solution depending on a homeowner's intentions.
Blackout fabric creates complete privacy, whereas solar screen fabric retains the beautiful view of the outdoors while protecting the space from damaging UV rays. Natural weave offers a sophisticated, linen-like appearance, and translucent materials provide sun protection, privacy, and resistance to rain. Custom digitally printed shades offer the ultimate personalization.
At Digital Home Systems, we collaborate with builders throughout the area, integrating smart home technology that sets their projects apart. We’re committed to staying on budget and on time while maintaining a strong line of communication from the planning stage through completion. To learn more about working with our team to create outdoor living spaces or whole-home automation, or to schedule a complimentary consultation, contact Digital Home Systems today.
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