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Window Treatments that Work Well in Offices and Commercial Buildings

Posted: Saturday, March 15th, 2014 | Filed under: commercial window treatments, floor to ceiling windows, window treatments
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Whether you are a small business owner moving into a new space, or a mid-sized business owner who is considering redesigning their office space, choosing window treatments for an office setting can be a challenge.  Design professionals who have an extensive background in office and commercial design will be able to determine what is best for your space from both a functional and a decorative perspective.

Some of the questions that a professional commercial decorator will ask you may include: Read more »

Environmentally Friendly Window Shades At Work

Posted: Friday, July 19th, 2013 | Filed under: commercial window treatments, Green shading, Greener living
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Office Window Treatments

Office Window Shades

Tech companies are often considered to be at the forefront of both new technology and new design, and many of them are now putting that expertise to work.  Building a new commercial business space allows them to showcase their knowledge of aesthetics and many are opting to combine aesthetics with a “greener” approach.

Firms like Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Google all working on corporate redesigns for their headquarters, and there is one thing that they are all placing a great deal of importance on – windows.  Amazon, which is revamping its Seattle Campus with not one, but three 37-story office towers, has one very notable design element, three interconnected nearly 100-foot high domes with self-sustaining ecologies within.  This space, which will essentially be a biodome, will have office space, meeting rooms and dining areas, all surrounded by self-sustaining ecologies.  Read more »

Should I Install Skylight Blinds?

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Skylight Blinds

Skylight blinds are an easy way to control light and heat entering your home or office. Although skylights are a great way to allow natural light in, sometimes the heat and glare may become bothersome. Installing skylight blinds on your windows can help give you control of when to open and close your window blinds.

Skylight blinds and shades are made by a variety of manufacturers including Lutron, Mechoshade, Hunter Douglas and many more. With the range of options you have, skylight blinds can be customized for your irregular or traditional sized windows.

If you’re in New York City or other busy cities with constant light entering your home, consider room darkening or even blackout shades for your skylights. With the variety of fabric choices and window treatment options (folding shades, cellular shades, etc.), you can build your own.

Installing skylight blinds can be tricky, especially if you’re considering blackout shades, so hiring a professional may be in your best interest. Depending on the style or type of skylight blinds, you need to install them accurately for them to work in the ways you need.

Skylight blinds are also offered in motorized options, giving you the ability to open and close your window blinds with ease and as quick as 1, 2, 3. Motorized skylight blinds also eliminate any dangling cords or strings that may be distracting or hanging in the middle of the room. Motorized shades are always a simple solution, but might not be as cost effective as manual. Depending on your budget, both options provide great shading control for skylight blinds and shades.

Office Window Treatments

Posted: Thursday, August 25th, 2011 | Filed under: commercial window treatments, Green shading, modern window treatments, natural light
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Taking time to choose the perfect blinds for your office windows will really help make a difference in the work atmosphere. Take the time to learn about your different options for window shades and what would work best for your office. Most likely, you want enough light to enter the room, but don’t want it to be excessive. There are a lot of other concepts to consider too, for example: which floor is your office windows located, which time of the day does the sun hit the hardest?, and so on and so forth.

Your window treatments can really say a lot in terms of your business and how you work. Although you want enough light to enter, it shouldn’t be distracting or cause a glare. Folding shades, or Roman shades are simple and can be adjusted based on the location of the sun. Employees can choose to open or close when they need or keep them open/closed at all times.

Curtains added as window treatments can help make a bold statement and can access the décor in the room. Depending on your type of business or message you’re trying to send, what area you’re located in (NYC: Upper East Side, Manhattan or other surrounding areas), curtains can also be an option. Drapery systems make great solutions and you can even add motorized shading systems as well.

Be sure not to create a dark feel where employees (or even yourself) have a difficult time concentrating. Natural sunlight is important and shouldn’t be hidden by office window treatments. Consider speaking with a professional to discuss these and other options for your office window treatments. You can always explore all different types of shades, from roller to drapery to skylight, in all different colors, fabrics and thicknesses. A great way to express your business is through window treatments!