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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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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 »

Window Treatments for the Office

Posted: Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 | Filed under: commercial window treatments, modern window treatments, window shading, window treatments
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Decorating or adding window treatments to any office can be challenging. If you’re adding window treatments to a small office, a large office or even a home office, finding the right window shades to compliment the atmosphere can take time. Here are some options to consider for office window treatments.

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office window treatments

Roller shades

Roller shades have been installed in hundreds of office throughout New York City and across the country. Since there are a variety of options, most businesses can customize to their business brand look and feel. Roller shades also provide a great window treatment for solar control. Roller shades control the heat, sun as well as the glare. Offices have used this type of window shade for traditional offices as well as conference rooms where projectors or other types of media equipment is used for viewing purposes. Since roller shades offer a minimal look and feel, most businesses use them for the simplistic look.  With a wide variety of fabrics and styles available, customization is always an option as well.

Folding shades

Folding shades offer businesses another option when choosing window treatments. There are styles such as Roman Shades (honeycomb shades or cellular shades) or other accordion-style options. Folding shades are also customizable and can be designed in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Depending on your shading needs you can use different fabrics, opacities and pleats. Add draperies or a valence to “spice” it up a bit.

Both roller shades as well as folding shades can be motorized, simplifying the opening and closing process. You can open your window shades from your desk! If you’re looking for window treatment options in the New York City area, please contact us and we offer a variety of options to match your needs.

How to Make Your Office Green

Posted: Friday, September 9th, 2011 | Filed under: commercial window treatments, Green shading, Greener living, interior design
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Window treatments can enhance your office space as well as provide sun and heat control. Aside from style and function, window treatments can be “green.” There are a few ways to keep your office energy efficient through your window treatments. Many window treatment manufacturers are now offering eco-friendly products, which is a start, but there are other ways in addition to the actual product to help make your office more environment-friendly.

Window treatments are a great way to keep your office space energy efficient. All window treatments provide some sort of insulation, helping to keep out the heat in the summer or maintain it in the winter months. There are specific products that are made for preventing heat loss or gain, such as honeycomb window shades, which have been found to be one of the most energy efficient window treatments on the market right now. Honeycomb shades are a type of folding shade that when installed closely to the glass window with the sides of the shade close to the wall, can reduce heat loss by up to 50%! These are a great way to save energy in your office (and reduce your heating bill).

Many window treatments are made from natural materials (cotton, silk or hemp). Most natural materials are re-used or recycled and much better for the environment. Roman shades are a great example of window coverings that offer shades from raw materials and non-chemical fabrics. You can design your Roman shades from a great selection of fabrics and materials.

Another “green” option to think about when choosing office window treatments is the type of materials your window coverings are made out of. Most window treatments are made from natural materials and don’t affect the air quality if your office space, but there are exceptions. Plastic window shades often contain polyvinyl chloride (PVC) which releases carcinogenic dioxin into the area, decreasing the air quality. Many times, this can affect respiratory problems and inhibit hormonal systems in the body.

There are always things to consider when choosing the best office window treatments for your business. “Green” options are a great way to help the environment, keep the quality of your air positive and reduce your heating bill! Business across the country and many in NYC have chosen green window treatments for their office. There are many styles to choose from and most manufacturers now offer environment-friendly products.

Window Treatments for Office Building

Posted: Tuesday, September 6th, 2011 | Filed under: commercial window treatments, modern window treatments, window treatments
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The environment and lighting has a significant effect on workers in and office building. Dark spaces tend to dampen the moral of employees, where natural sunlight releases endorphins that improve emotion and mood. Natural light allows ideas to flow as opposed to dark rooms where the brain doesn’t flow ideas as well. You need to take into consideration the location of your windows in comparison to the sun throughout the day before you decide on what window treatments will work best for your office building. Some spaces have a lot of windows, some have little, you need to consider glare problems especially with computer screens. All spaces are different and therefore require different window shades.

Folding shades make great window treatment solutions for offices. They are the classic window covering for style and function. To keep your office neutral, consider Roman shades or honeycomb shades. There are many different types of fabric and colors to choose from. Folding shades allow employees to open and close their window shades when needed. These types of window treatments are designed to be energy efficient. In the summer, these shades provide a barrier between the sun and the office space and can keep out the scorching heat.

Solar shades may also be a great office window treatment solution. They are designed to control sunlight and heat penetrating the window. This type of window treatment cuts glare and filters light. Employees can retain privacy while still seeing outside. Solar shades are common in smaller office spaces, but can be spread throughout offices as well.

Both folding shades and solar shades give offices a sharp look while being practical in terms of function. Offices throughout New York City and New Jersey use a variety of window treatments, depending on the location, the type of business and so on and so forth. Window treatments can improve the look of your office space as well as the atmosphere.