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Motorized Window Treatments


For the ultimate in convenience, luxury, and intelligent technology, almost all of our custom window treatments and outdoor shading solutions can be motorized. Motorization allows you to operate those hard-to-reach, numerous, or heavier shades with ease, either with the touch of a button on a remote, wireless wall switch, tablet, or smartphone app. Whether you want a full window of smart shades to use with your Google Home device or the latest Smart blinds, The Shade Shop is your one-stop-shop in Houston for all wireless and custom motorized shading. 

Shade automation also eliminates the need for any potentially dangerous pull-cords, making motorized window treatments an excellent child-safety measure. 


Our custom motorized shades, blinds, and draperies in Houston not only allow you to easily manage lighting and privacy, but they also greatly enhance home security by giving the appearance of an active home, even when it is vacant. Going on vacation? Automated shades can easily be programmed to raise in the morning and lower in the evening to give the illusion that someone is home. With a total home integration system, motorized window treatments can also be integrated with your security system and preset for positioning with your alarm.

Since window coverings manage heat gain and loss, motorized blinds and shades can significantly reduce energy costs by automatically raising or lowering at certain pre-programmed times of the day or in response to internal sun sensors.


Motorized window treatments can be achieved either through hard wiring or battery operation. To outfit your home with hardwired shades, our specialists will consult and collaborate with your team of architects, builders, designers, and electricians to ensure your project is specified properly – meaning that wiring is run to the precise part of the window opening that is needed and recessed pockets are created above in order for the shades to disappear completely.

Alternately, manufacturers such as Somfy, Lutron, and Hunter Douglas also manufacture motorized shades that operate by battery power, eliminating the need for costly wiring or sheetrock repair work. Battery-operated shades – whether roller shades, solar shades, woven shades, Roman shades, or honeycomb shades – are installed wirelessly and can be controlled anywhere in the room using a remote or smartphone app. Batteries can easily be replaced without having to take down and reinstall the shades. 


Our motorized window treatments, patio screens, awnings, and pergolas utilize motors and controls from worldwide leaders in home automation, such as Somfy® and Lutron®, praised for their ultra-quiet and ultra-powerful motors. Our custom manufactured and professionally installed smart shades may also be integrated into most common automation platforms including AMX®, Control4®, Elan®, Lutron®, OnQ®, Savant® and Vantage®.

Client Testimonials

Larry and his team at The Shade Shop are one of my best vendors in Houston. I would highly recommend them!

Meg Lonergan Interiors

As architects, we thoroughly enjoy working with the Shade Shop. Larry and his team are so skilled and knowledgeable with all things solar. From roller shades, draperies, exterior shading, shutters, you name it!

Dillon Kyle Architects

We are extremely pleased with the window treatments that were made & installed by the Shade Shop. We did soft, timeless Roman shades and curtains, which are the quality you'd expect in a high-end hotel. Everyone on the staff was responsive and professional, and the quality of both the products and installation was top-notch.

Nathan Hoot

Moving to Houston and into a renovated house, I had a major blind/shutter job on my hands. There are so many companies out there and my goal was to balance quality, aesthetics, and price. I assumed a local shop wouldn’t be competitive with a major chain, but I was (happily!) very wrong. I found exactly the look and quality I wanted, for a reasonable price, and with unbelievable service. Nothing beats being able to take your time to review options, try out swatches at home, and then feel like you’re getting personalized care through the ordering and installation process. I highly recommend that you go straight to the Shade Shop!

Johnna Gluth

As a member of the design community I have depended on The Shade Shop for more than twenty years. Their professionalism and product quality never disappoint.

David Brantley

Highly recommended! The entire process was flawless. Everyone was easy to work with, great products, great installers, and great customer service. There's no other place to go for window treatments. We love our motorized shades. They are beautiful to look at and they work perfectly.

Brian Davis

We purchased the motorized roll-up shades for our outdoor patio area. Love, love, LOVE them! We also purchased fantastic quality plantation shutters for our windows. What can I say? I love them as well. VERY HAPPY with both purchases. I would highly recommend "The Shade Shop, Inc." In fact, I just recommended them to our daughter!

Minnie Acevedo

Shade Shop is a first class business. We had such a wonderful experience working with the staff from start to finish for our shades. They were very prompt and professional and communicated with us every step of the way. We couldn't be happier with our new shades!!! I would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone in the market!!!

Liba Stern

Would recommend this team to anyone looking for professional drapery services. They have shown great customer attention and executed the project flawlessly, with excellent quality. Thank you guys!

Richard Parker

Wonderful folks work here and are very responsive! Very professional, can't say enough good things about them.

Carolyn Boyle

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