Ever thought of Automated Curtains

Following a recent accident I broke my leg which meant I was in a cast for 6 weeks. It was a very difficult period for me as I am a very independent person and like to do things for myself. I found that even the simple things in life like getting up out of chair were a difficulty for me. One evening as I sat in my lounge and it started to get dark outside I wanted to close the curtains. However to my dismay I found that it was a real struggle so my mind began to imagine having automated curtains. I though is there such a thing as automated curtains. So i did a google search on automated curtains and found they do exist.

automated curtains
Automated Curtains

I found there were different types out there too. Some automated curtains worked by remote control just like a tv control but a lot easier to operate with not so many buttons. With the touch of a button one could close the automated curtains fully or partially.

There was also another type of automated curtain that you could time to close and dusk and open again at dawn. I thought this was wonderful almost like an alarm clock to wake you up in the morning. However then i thought dawn is about 5am in the summer and who wants to be up at that time when you don’t have to be. It would need a timer that you could set like your central heating.

Who could benefit from these?

I was absolutely blown away with the thought of these curtains and I began to think who would benefit from these. I thought of elderly people confined to a chair or just those who have difficulty rising from a chair. I thought of the sick confined to bed. Indeed I thought of the lazy who couldn’t be bothered to get up. But mostly I began to think how these automated curtains would help people with disabilities live more independently.

Why a Silent Gliss Curtain Track is the best on the market

When you are looking for a good curtain track you want something that is stylish, contemporary and a good quality. However one of the things that are often forgotten is how will the curtain track operate. Whether you are buying a hand operated curtain track or and automated electric track it is important to make sure you have a track that is easy to use and that the curtains will glide along without any snagging. In my experience the best tracks on the market at the moment is the Silent Gliss Curtain Track.

The Silent Gliss Curtain Track comes in a variety of styles, sizes and can be used in almost any situation. It is also suitable for light weight curtains to heavy weight, for small window to large wide windows /doors and even for high hard to reach areas or around corners.

Silent Gliss Curtain Track

The silent gliss curtain tracks are used right across a variety of sectors from domestic settings to offices, industrial buildings and even swimming pools. The tracks can operate curtains or blinds and can be hand drawn, cord drawn or automated electric.

Where to buy Silent Gliss Curtain Tracks

A Silent Gliss Curtain Track can be bought online at the Silent Gliss website however there are a range of stores throughout the UK that stock and supply Silent Gliss Curtain Tracks at their website you can find a store near you.

Most stores will provide you with a free measuring and fitting service so your Silent Gliss Curtain Track will be made to measure. Moreover most stores also supply a variety of spare parts should anything go wrong.

Do you really need electric curtains?

Electric curtains, what are they? Well its just as it says it’s a motorized system which allows you to open and close your curtains with the click of a button. The benefits of this is that it can give you the privacy you need and also can protect your home from the suns UV rays which can fade your interior deco.

The curtains are made to measure and need to be installed by a professional tradesman and can be wall or ceiling mounted. The remote systems can be operated from a hand held remote control or a wall mounted switch. Some can even be operated from your mobile phone. More importantly the motors are very quiet and there is no clunking noise.

electric curtains

What about bay windows?

I have lovely bay windows in my home and closing the curtains can be difficult as the curtains are heavy and hung very high. The thought of having automated electric curtains for the windows would be wonderful. However when buying curtain rails I have always had trouble getting a rail that bends so i looked into getting electric curtains for my window. To my surprise I found that electric curtains can work on bay windows.

I found that there are lots of companies who will come and measure your bay window and then provide made to measure electric curtains. The rails are actually bent to the degree of your window and they look neat and flush. However beware most manufacturers place an additional charge for bending the rails.