Most of us don’t realize just how hard it is to do everyday chores for people that have medical conditions that affect mobility. “As a daughter of a woman with Parkinson’s, I totally get how frustrating it is for the person with the problem as well as the caretaker,” shares Mindy Siegel, owner of M Square Design, in Lido Beach. Simple daily routines, such as opening window shades in the morning to see the day begin and closing the shades at night in order to sleep, are major tasks for people with certain health issues. “Just getting up out of the bed is a chore, and then having to actually open and close the window treatments is just hard work. However, these everyday tasks can be made into an easy everyday routine using hunter douglas blinds.”
Over the past decade, the home automation industry has made major strides, including in the window treatment industry, says Siegel. “It had to change to meet the demands of the consumer. Safety for the young, old and handicap is the most important aspect of all of this technology. Motorization is such a great feature for anyone who has difficulty moving.” Window treatments can be adjusted for temperature, privacy and security from across the room or across the world. “These systems let you customize your perfect combination of light, privacy and warmth, keeping your home perfectly in sync with time of day and mood. You can schedule automatic operation or operate window treatments remotely—all from your mobile device. You can preset your system and schedule the ambiance for each room in your home by just a tap on your device. You can even control them when you are not in your home.”
Siegel, who carries many brands of window treatments, including the world-renowned Hunter Douglas, says she notices that the prices for motorization and cordless features have been coming down because Hunter Douglas recognizes that cordless features are more than a novelty, they also directly remove a safety hazard from your home. She advises that when choosing any home automation, one finds a source that has up-to-date products one is interested in. “Home automation is like a cell phone, you want to get the most updated technology.”
Source: Mindy Siegel, owner of M Square Design Group, in Lido Beach. For more information, call 516-606-9826. See ad on page XX.