Convenience of motorized window coverings sheds light on all home decorating ideas



The Blindman | 801.692.2490
750 North 2800 West, Lindon

   Homeowners throughout Utah Valley enjoy gorgeous views of both the Wasatch Mountains and Utah Lake. However, sometimes even those amazing views need to be minimized.

   Enter The Blindman.

   Since 1990, the Howell family, led by CEO Dave Howell, has offered a turn-key solution to the finest in window coverings. The Blindman window coverings are manufactured on-site, in the company’s state-of-the-art plant in Lindon, delivered and installed by local professionals.

   “We take care of every aspect of the process, from the consultation and measurements to the final installation,” Dave says. “Because of that, our warranty means something. We’re local and we take care of our customers.”

   The Blindman offers all of the latest styles, colors and materials homeowners are looking for, including motorization options that are particularly popular.

   “Roller shades are huge right now,” says Debi Wolsey, a sales associate at The Blindman and Dave’s sister. “Not only do they look great, but they are easy to motorize.”

   Motorized shades allow for easy manipulation of shades that are high on the wall or placed in inconvenient locations. With the flip of a switch or touch of a smart phone button (or on a timer), the shades retract out of sight.

   Shades also come in a wide range of fabrics, colors and designs, which means they bring flexibility to home design — both form and function. The Blindman’s manufacturing facility has a custom-built table that cuts shade fabric up to 171 inches wide. Plus, The Blindman crush cuts, which utilizes a high pressure wheel to cut and seal the fabric. This means less fraying and longer product life.

   In addition to the growing popularity of automated shades, shutters and blinds have also remained in demand. In fact, shutters are the No. 1 best selling product in The Blindman catalog.

   Regardless of the product the homeowner is looking for, The Blindman’s professional team suggests budgeting for window coverings. Too often, homeowners spend all of their budget before thinking about what they want to put on the windows for privacy.

Home Tip: Automate. Many of The Blindman’s window coverings — especially shades — can be easily set to roll up on a motorized system. Motorization allows for easy integration with home automation systems, which are customized to the needs of the homeowner.
Greg Bennett

Greg Bennett is an editor and writer with Bennett Communications. His primary responsibilities are with Utah Valley Magazine and the company's custom publications division. He's the father of four children and has been married to his wife, Adria, for 19 years. Contact Greg at

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