How Do You Operate? Hunter Douglas Operating Systems

Hunter Douglas PowerView Motorized window treatments


Lift – Pull – Push – Pump

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We are all wired differently, all have our own tastes, quirks, preferences, and ways of doing things.  Hunter Douglas understands this well, which is why they provide so many options in not only their window treatment fabrics and styles, but also in the design of their operating systems!  Check out these most common window treatment operating systems below to get a better sense of what you may be looking for when you purchase your new blinds or shades!

Hunter Douglas also has taken great precaution and expertise to design all of their window treatments with child safety at the front of mind!  You can rest assured that no matter the lifting system you select with your custom window treatment, your children and pets will be out of harm’s way!

Buttons, Cords, & Wands

Traditional operating systems involving buttons cords and wands are all available through Hunter Douglas.  Simple to use and at great price points, there are a variety of options to choose from.

Standard Cordlock

Hunter Douglas wood blinds with standard cordlock system

The Standard Cordlock system is the original Hunter Douglas operating system.  It has a locking mechanism that allows you to easily control the position of your window treatment!  Don’t let “cords” fool you into thinking they could be hazardous for your crazy kids at home.  These are designed with cord cleats for enhanced child and pet safety.

Clutch Operated Continuous Cord Loop

Hunter Douglas continuous cord loop on roller shade

The continuous cord loop works similar to a pulley.  Simply pull down on the front half of the loop when the shade is open to close the shade and then pull on the rear of the loop to open it later on!


Hunter Douglas operating systems Pirouette with EasyRise

If you are the traditional type, the EasyRise continuous cord loop may be the right one for you.  Just pull on the cord to raise, lower, and adjust your window treatments.


wood blinds with SimpleLift operating system

The cordless SimpleLift™ works by pressing in a small button on the bottom rail to raise and lower your shades.  No handles necessary!  Other treatment types eliminate the button as well.


Hunter Douglas Sonnette Cellular Roller Shade with LiteRise system

No cords, buttons, handles, motors, or wands, the LiteRise lifting system is hassle free, extremely child safe, and only requires a free hand!  Simply lift up to raise and pull down to lower your treatments to your desired position.  It will stay exactly where you leave it too!


Hunter Douglas Pirouette with Ultraglide wand

The UltraGlide system features a single retractable wand or cord that remains at a constant length when raising and lowering your window treatments!  A quick pump action raises your shades and a diagonal click out releases them back down!  This system allows you to control the exact position your prefer!

 Ultimate Convenience:

Motorized Operating Systems

If you are looking for the latest technology and greatest convenience, staying up to date in the world of window treatments, then motorized window treatments are the perfect choice for you!

SoftTouch Motorization

Hunter Douglas Banded Shade with SoftTouch Motorization wand

The newest operating system released by Hunter Douglas in 2017 is SoftTouch Motorization, a battery-powered system with wand-controlled operation.  A gently tug lowers your shades and a soft push raises them.  Repeat that action a second time to stop your treatments at just the right position!

PowerView Motorization

Hunter Douglas PowerView Motorization and App

An award winning product, Hunter Douglas PowerView Motorization is a popular choice for operating your window treatments with a touch of a button through the pebble remote.  No more climbing on the couch, reaching over the sink, or running around to every window in the house – PowerView adds the convenience to your day that you desire and deserve!  Additionally, you can program multiple shades together and schedule them to open and close at various points of the day, coordinating with your specific schedule!

PowerView also enables you to integrate them with other home-automation systems, making it that much easier to keep everything together!  There even is the PowerView App allowing you to control your shades from anywhere in the world! Crazy cool J

We highly recommend staying up to date with today’s trends and going with motorized window treatments!  We even offer an Annual PowerView Service Plan where we come out to your home to change all of your batteries and perform a software/firmware audit to ensure proper functioning!

Contact Us Today!

As you can see, from a basic cord to motorization, there is a lift system perfect for you and your needs.  Give us a call to schedule an appointment for your window treatment project!  We have every treatment on display with various operating systems for you to explore!