Why Choose Motivia® Motorization?


How Motivia® works


GET MOTIVIA® FOR YOUR HOME


IN-HOME DESIGN

This call is a full service experience. FREE In-Home Design Service, FREE Measurements, FREE Samples, and Affordable Installation.


BOOK NOW

MEASURE & INSTALL

Go a little light on the design support with a live chat or phone call. FREE Measurements and Affordable Installation.


BOOK NOW

DESIGN IT YOURSELF

Get the job done with your handy skills, and our easy-to follow instructions. FREE online and phone assitance when you need it.


GET SAMPLES


FAQ's

Got more questions? We've got answers. View our FAQs below. Or get our downloadable Motivia Guide.


FAQs – GENERAL

No. The remotes look and operate differently.
We suggest you order one remote per room of motorized treatments. A single remote can control individual or multiple blinds or shades, or multiple groups of blinds or shades.
SHADES: Motivia® Remote controls are effective up to 230 feet from the shade they are operating.
BLINDS: Motivia® Remote controls are effective up to 65 feet from the blind they are operating.
HARDWARE: Motivia® Remote controls are effective up to 100 feet with obstuctions or 650 feet without.
SHADES: Yes. Do not operate your shade manually.
BLINDS: Do not tilt open your blinds manually. Please note, raising or lowering your blinds requires manual operation using lift cords or cordless control.
HARDWARE: No, gently pull on the drapery and it will operate without remote.

If your shade, blind or drapery hardware is not functioning properly, please contact us at 800-248-8888 so we can help you troubleshoot the problem.
No. Wi-Fi and other wireless devices should not interfere with your Motivia® shades, blinds or drapery hardware. While other motorized shade brands have experienced interference issues, ours have not.

FAQs - SHADES

The Motivia® Wand is a narrow wand with a pendant that attaches to your shade. The pendant allows you to control the height of your shade with easy-to-use buttons for up/down operation.
The Motivia® Remote control is a small wireless control that operates your motorized shade. It can control up to five shades, or five groups of shades, in a single room and has an easy-to-use interface.
Motivia® Remote controls can operate up to five shades or groups of shades, plus it has an option to operate all shades simultaneously.
Yes. You can tailor your Motivia® shades to open (or close) to your desired height. Each shade comes with pre-programmed height limits, which you can reset using your Motivia® remote control or wand. Please download and review the motorization guide for the type of shade you purchased at smithandnoble.com/installing.
Because each shade motor functions independently, it’s possible that they may operate at slightly different speeds. Their speed will depend on many factors, including friction forces, battery type and charge strength.

FAQs – BLINDS

The motor, which is operated by a remote control, rotates the blind slats open or closed.
The motor, which is operated by a remote control, lifts the blind and rotates the blind slats open or closed.
Motivia® Tilt Remote controls can operate up to fifteen blinds or groups of blinds, plus it has an option to operate all blinds simultaneously.
Motivia® Tilt & Lift Remote controls can operate up to fifteen blinds or groups of blinds, plus it has an option to operate all blinds simultaneously.
Yes. You can use the multi-channel remote control to operate individual blinds or a group of blinds. You can program each button on this remote to correspond to a single blind, or to a select group of blinds that you wish to control simultaneously.
Because each blind motor functions independently, it’s possible that they may operate at slightly different speeds. Their speed will depend on many factors, including friction forces, battery type and charge strength.
Motorized Durawood Blinds are available with Cordless* Lift or a Standard Cord Lift option. Motorized Wood Blinds are available with motorized lift, cordless or standard control. *To raise Cordless Wood Blinds, push upward on the bottom rail to raise the blinds. For blinds with Standard Cord Lift, pull on the cord. For Cordless Durawood Blinds, press the button in the bottom rail and push up to raise the blind.

FAQs – DRAPERY HARDWARE

The Motivia® Remote control is a small wireless control that operates your motorized shade. It can control up to 15 double rod sets or 30 single rod sets and features an easy-to-use interface. It’s available on Wrought Iron Grand and Studio Hardware Collections.
Motivia® remote controls are effective up to 100 feet indoors with walls and obstructions or 650 feet outdoors with no obstructions.
Motivia® Remote controls can operate up to 15 double rod sets, 30 single rod sets. There’s an option to operate treatments that you wish to control simultaneously.
Yes. You can use the multi-channel remote control to operate individual rod sets or a group of rod sets. You can program each button on the remote to correspond to a single rod set, or to select a group of rod sets that you wish to control simultaneously.
Because each drapery hardware motor functions independently, it’s possible that they may operate at slightly different speeds. Their speed will depend on many factors, including friction forces, battery type, charge strength and drapery weight.
Our remote controls require one 3V battery (Shades: CR2450, Blinds & Drapery Hardware: CR2430).
Because each drapery hardware motor functions independently, it’s possible that they may operate at slightly different speeds. Their speed will depend on many factors, including friction forces, battery type, charge strength and drapery weight.
No, gently pull on the drapery and it will operate without remote.

FAQs - POWER

FOR BLINDS, PLEATED SHADES AND OTHER SHADES PURCHASED PRIOR TO 8/16/17:
Your treatments are powered by a battery pack, unless you upgraded to DC power (available from In-Home Design only).

FOR SHADES PURCHASED AFTER 8/16/17:
Your treatments are powered by a rechargeable motor.

FOR DRAPERY:
Your treatments are powered by a 10 foot DC power cord only.
Your treatments will begin moving at half speed, or beep when operated. This is your indication that it’s time to charge your shade or change batteries.
Our remote controls require one 3V battery (Shades: CR2450, Blinds & Drapery Hardware: CR2430).
REMOTE:
If your shade operates with a remote, the charge port will be located on the headrail.

WAND:
If your shade operates with a wand, the charge port is on the side of the wand.
The charger cord is 13 feet long.
We recommend one charger cord for every three treatments in a room.
If your treatment's battery is completely drained, it takes about 5 hours to charge completely.
APPLIES TO SHADES ORDERED PRIOR TO 8/16/2017:
You may purchase an external rechargeable battery to replace the existing external battery pack. Simply plug it in to recharge. You can easily make this change yourself. Not available with Pleated Shades. For availability and pricing, please call us at 800-248-8888.
APPLIES TO BLINDS, PLEATED SHADES AND SHADES ORDERED PRIOR TO 8/16/2017:
The battery pack requires eight AA alkaline batteries. We do not recommend using rechargeable batteries in the battery pack. Rechargeable batteries have a high self-discharge current and therefore don’t hold a charge for very long. Most rechargeable batteries will be drained within a few months.
APPLIES TO BLINDS, PLEATED SHADES AND SHADES ORDERED PRIOR TO 8/16/2017:
Battery life is dependent on the size and type of treatment you’ve chosen, as well as how often it is operated every day.
APPLIES TO BLINDS, PLEATED SHADES AND SHADES ORDERED PRIOR TO 8/16/2017:
Yes. Simply unplug the battery pack and replace with the DC charger. The charger must be connected to a power outlet nearby. Call us at 800-248-8888 for more information.