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DIY Lutron Motorized Shades

DIY Lutron Motorized Shades - EX Design GroupOrdering and installing lutron shades can be an ambitious undertaking, but for those with technical know-how or who are fast learners, it can save significant costs. We’ve put together this guide to help those who are interested in purchasing lutron shades from us and doing the installation themselves!

How to Get Started Ordering DIY Installation Lutron Shades

Note that there are three main options for DIY Lutron Shading System installation. You will need to complete the same initial steps regardless of the route you choose, but here are some quick links to skip down to the section you want to see:

  • Option 1: You measure and install your Lutron shades all by yourself
  • Option 2: You measure and select the Lutron product you want, but EX Design can double-check your measurements for professional accuracy before you order and install
  • Option 3: After you measure and select the products you want, we re-measure and professionally install for you

Note: Options 2 & 3’s costs are offset by quality guarantees. If we make a mistake measuring and/or installing, we will replace the shade for free.

First Steps for All Options

Regardless of the three DIY options you choose, you will need to begin the ordering and installation process the same way.

  1. Determine a rough budget for your project. This can be a ballpark figure or a range. Be realistic. You can see suggested retail prices here for shading systems and their needed electrical components, but note that the final prices may vary based on tax and cost variables.
  2. Research further. With 100s or more different products to choose, Lutron certainly has ensured that your work is cut out for you. Read about the advantages and disadvantages of each design and style of shade listed here to be confident about the choice you want. We can always make suggestions based on your needs, but a solid idea will get you started off right.
    • Start with the window treatment type:
      • Roller Shades
      • Wood blinds
      • Roman shades
      • Drapery
      • Honeycomb shades (also called Cellular shades)
      • Silhouette
      • Others
  1. Send us your information.We will need:
    • Rough window size estimates to determine price or a ballpark budget
    • The window treatment type
    • Technical details
      • Do you want a remote system?
      • Do you want automated time clocks that open or close the shades on schedule?
      • Do you want to control the shades with a mobile app?
      • Do the shades need to be integrated into a smart home AV system?
    • Photos of the rooms where you want to install, if possible
    • General details of your home style, age, size

How We Would Like the Information Organized When You Send It to Us

For best results, please organize your project request into a typed document with as many supplementary details as possible. One easy option would be a typed Word document with embedded photos and the measurements written below each window photo set.

NOTE: When writing measurements, always list the WIDTH first and then the HEIGHT

Also, if you have a copy of your home’s plans, then we would love to have those. Please write any measurements upon them, if possible.

Once we receive your project outline, we will respond as soon as we can with a more specific budget and a description of the exact items we will order for you. If everything looks okay, you can then move on to one of the three options below.

Option 1 — Full DIY – You Measure and Install 

This option can leave room for error unless you are very thorough or have experience installing home components.

Nevertheless, there are plenty of resources available for you.

Please follow these guides carefully to ensure that you get the right product that is compatible with your project needs.

When sending us your measurements, we want to ensure that you are measuring from the right spots. To double check your work, take a photo or video showing where you start and stop with both ends of the tape. If you consider yourself an adept drawer, you can sketch the windows in detail with measurement start/end points and send that as well.

After your measurements are complete, you should pick out fabrics and colors using Lutron’s designer resources found on the preceding link.

Send us your final measurements, product numbers, fabric and color choices to place your order.

Upon receiving your order, be sure to read all the attached instructions and linked-to videos carefully to avoid making mistakes.

Option 2 —- We Measure, You Install

This option differs in that after you send us your measurement estimates, we will come out and confirm the exact dimensions of your project space.

Note that you will pay for the measuring service, but that these costs are offset because if there are any errors made in measuring, we will replace the shades with proper model size absolutely free. When you measure, all sales are unfortunately final barring manufacturer defects.

This service is invaluable for those that want to make absolutely certain that they will get the right product and size for them. Charges are as follows for windows 12 feet in height or shorter:

  • Up to 15 windows — $299.00
  • Up to 30 windows — $399.00

For windows taller than 12 feet, contact us with the estimated height and we will send you our custom pricing based on the project demands.

You can then pick out fabrics and colors using Lutron’s designer resources found on the preceding link. Give us your product numbers, fabric and color choices to place your order.

Upon receiving your order, be sure to read all the attached instructions and linked-to videos carefully to avoid making mistakes.

Option 3 — We Measure, We Install

This option naturally includes labor and service fees, but you get the full-service experience without having to lift a finger.

You will still need to follow the first steps, which include measurement estimations. You will also need to choose your fabrics and colors using Lutron’s designer resources found on the preceding link. Give us your product numbers, fabric and color choices to place your order.

When your order arrives, we will bring it out and install it completely. Your installation and product sizing will be covered by a limited replacement warranty.


 

If you have questions, don’t hesitate to fill out the contact form or give us a call at 972.360.6490 – we’re happy to help!

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