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What Window Treatments Work Well In Offices?

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commercial window treatmentsWhether you are a small business owner moving into a new space or redesigning your existing office space, choosing window treatments for an office setting can be daunting. While seemingly minor, working with a design professional can simplify your selection process from both a functional and a decorative perspective. The experts at Shading Systems offer a variety of different options to determine which window treatments work best in your office setting.
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Window treatments for your office

Posted: Sunday, December 5th, 2010 | Filed under: window blinds, window shading, window treatments
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Office window treatments

Office window treatments

Choosing the right window treatments for the office can be a difficult task. It is usually best to leave this decision process to the professionals because window treatments can speak a message to a consumer a prospective employee in grand measures. An outdated window treatment can tell another that your business goals and principles are outdated as well. One wants to feel and see a business in a modern light, making your window treatments and office décor modern is a must.

Lighting is one factor in choosing window treatments for your office space. Where will the light hit throughout the day? Light can make the environment warm, and conserve power in an office. The light can also shine directly at computer screens making it hard for people to work unless blinds are shut through the day. Who wants that for a view all day, a closed blind? Skylights are the best solution to this problem if the office design can allow that for an option.

In discussing lighting it is important we discuss glare. Reducing glare can be simple if the right window treatment is chosen. Window blinds or shades should be easy to open and close, and they should block sunlight when needed. In creating a great working environment, light must not only be blocked to eliminate glare but must be let in the workplace in a natural way creating a comfortable work space so staff can work well and be productive at the same time.

If curtains are used at the office they need to be simple and completely. In using curtain’s it is important to not be too bold in color unless it perfectly represents the décor and the message the business wants to give to others. Curtains should be heavy and easy to open and close. Usually curtains in the office are best to be a solid color, making for a very professional appearance.

Creating a professional appearance that is functional and allows for sunlight to enter in a natural way is not the only important factors in choosing window treatments for the office. The office should be able to have a decent view as well. This means choosing a window treatment that can keep glare out but allow for one to see the scenery outside the office. This will help keep staff more productive because the “trapped in the box” feeling won’t be a problem. To create such an environment in the office, it is best to hire a professional because of all the factors mentioned.