A home with shades that open and close on their own is some science fiction future action and the future is now! Check out AXIS Gear, the smart blind adapter that lets you control your windows with an app.
This works on blinds that have beaded curtains. Once the device is attached, you set it with an app. Open and close your blinds without ever once touching them. You can also set timers for security or cost saving reasons.
Having easy control of your blinds let you close and open them all over your house for heat and light purposes without having to run all over your house to do it. Save money, use less energy. A win/win. You can get a set of these for $249.