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Posted: February 5, 2020

Have you seen the smart take on window shading?

You got the power?

It doesn’t pay to make Snap decisions when it comes to home improvements, even when it’s getting, it’s getting, it’s getting kind of hectic. If you take a considered view of home shading, we think you’ll agree that the smart solution is powered blinds.

Appeal’s award-winning ULTRA Smart blinds system is the wire-free powered solution with one-touch control… providing ease of use and performance – especially in rooms with several windows. Its rechargeable battery pack requires no wiring into the mains with plastic trunking; remote handheld or wall-mounted control means there’s no need for a cord – clean lines and no danger to children; and it works with your choice of blind style – Roller, Roman, Pleated, Venetian, insulating or blackout.

Adding temperature or sunlight sensors means the blinds will automatically lower if a room overheats or your furnishings are being blasted by the bleaching effect of direct UV rays.

If, like many people, you are moving towards the modern convenience of home automation, you can opt for the even more advanced ULTRA PLUS system with voice activation and pre-programmable scenarios – combinations of raised and lowered blinds all across the house, as well as lights (with Philips Hue bulbs) and appliances on smart plugs turned on or off. The advantages are twofold. When you are at home, a simple voice command through your Amazon Alexa or Google Home hub will give you instant results; and while you’re away, an easy-to-use app on your phone or tablet does the same.

So, to return to our rapping friends Snap, choosing ULTRA PLUS makes you “a maniac braniac, winning the game” – you’ve got the power.

 

Security Bonus

Taking control of your home shading through the ULTRA PLUS app means you control exactly when you open or close your blinds. Unfortunately, housebreakers casing homes have become wise to the use of timers to give the impression that a house is occupied when its owners are away – because if you were home, the exact same lights would not come on at the exact same time two days in a row.

Blinds are more rarely on a timer, which you can set with ULTRA. And with ULTRA PLUS, you have the option of tracking the changing times of sunset and sunrise, or simply change the configuration at random times – as well as controlling Philips Hue light bulbs and devices on smart plugs. It makes your home that bit less of a target.

 

Tricky windows? We bring solutions

Modern, hi-tech glass design provides opportunities in modern homes and extensions to period properties alike for expanded views and increased natural light. But there are times when you want to make your living space a cosier cocoon – and some windows are harder than others to shade.

Not a problem for Appeal – we provide elegant and bespoke solutions for notoriously tricky glass spaces… including gable ends, lantern roofs, bi-fold doors. This is where ULTRA and ULTRA PLUS come into their own – there are no cords dangling from on high; you simply press a button you have to hand – wall-mounted, remote control or via your phone or tablet.

 

Upgrading is easy

Existing Appeal customers with ULTRA Smart blinds – including Roller, Roman, Pleated and  Venetian – can very simply upgrade to ULTRA PLUS app and voice command.  Just contact us and we’ll let you know what we can do.

Get the Look

The colour of the year for 2020 announced by Pantone is Classic Blue. The colour standardization company described the shade as elegant in its simplicity, reassuring and restful, aiding concentration and bringing laser like clarity. For interiors, an entire blue room might seem a little too much… but, for a pop of bold colour, blue blinds are a great choice.

Whether you want to follow the latest trend or choose your own colour; whether you want a contrast to your walls or to complement the rest of the room’s decor, Appeal not only has hundreds of choices of colours or patterns across the various styles, but also offers a unique colour-matching service on pinoleum blinds. So you can order PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue – or any other shade of blue, red, yellow, green… (you get the idea)

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It’s all about the details

Appeal’s ULTRA Smart Blinds system uses Lithium-ion batteries exclusively. These are superior to other types of battery in many ways:

  • Under normal usage, they only need recharging every 15 months, 50% longer than other battery types, and “leak” less power when not being used.
  • They can be recharged up to 1,000 times!
  • They are more lightweight and compact, with a greater energy density, so are more discreet.
  • They are more eco-friendly than other batteries.

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