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Window Treatments for Your Home Office

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The number of people who want to work remotely and the companies making this possible are both growing. Remote workers may include both employees of small businesses and freelancers who operate as small businesses themselves. The State of the Remote Job Marketplace report from FlexJobs says there are now 3.9 million Americans or 2.9% of the total US workforce who work from home at least half the time.

Working from home is exciting because it offers an opportunity for real comfort and efficiency. However, it’s important that your home office be set up properly. After all, you spend at least 8 hours a day in this room. A big part of making that happen is taking the time to decorate and furnish your home office with the same care and attention that you give to your home living spaces.

One of the most effective ways to make your office feel like home is to pick the right window treatments. Although it may seem like a small touch, having the perfect blinds or shades to complement your office décor and maximize your control over lighting, privacy, insulation, glare, and other factors can go a long way towards making you more comfortable throughout the work day.

Factors to Consider

Temperature:

Temperature directly affects productivity. According to a Cornell University study, employee productivity is at its highest when office temperature falls between 70 and 73 degrees. Productivity significantly drops, meanwhile, below 63 degrees or above 82 degrees – employees waste 10% of their time per hour and make 44% more mistakes.

Cellular (Honeycomb) Shades are superior insulators.  They are the most energy efficient window covering available on the market.  Their honeycomb shape traps air inside, keeping a room cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, lowering your energy bills and making your home office much more comfortable.

cellular shades

Noise:

Noise is a very common disturbance. If outdoor noise is a concern, cellular or honeycomb shades also help insulate your windows from noise.

Their beautiful fabric and design make your home office space look exciting and sophisticated. The honeycomb design holds air pockets that are responsible for both noise dampening and insulation, making cellular shades an excellent choice for the home office.

Lighting:

Home Offices with good light exposure see as much as a 40 percent increase in productivity as well as a marked decrease in error rate, according to statistics from Eco-Business. In order to achieve maximum productivity, you need to make sure your home office is comfortable and properly lit. Ensuring that we receive adequate light levels at the appropriate time of day benefits our alertness, mood, productivity, sleep patterns, and many aspects of our physiology.

Solar Shades help reduce debilitating glare without blocking natural light. Available in different openness factors, these shades gently diffuse natural sunlight, block harmful UV rays and keep rooms cooler. Their simple yet streamlined appearance complement any décor or style.

Our solar shades are available in a variety of styles and colors. They’re always clean, simple and add function and style to any room. With Solar Shades, you can block up to 99% of harmful UV rays, while still being able to see through your windows.

solar shades

Privacy:

Roman Shades combine the soft elegance of a fine drapery with the ease and convenience of a shade.  Their traditional and timeless look beautifully showcases natural textures and woven patterns to add softness, romance or boldness to any room or décor.

They are excellent for privacy, and so are ideal for many rooms (and perfect for your home office space). Roman shades are available in many colors and fabrics, providing you a wide variety of options to choose from. Roman shades offer a cultured look and make you feel inspired to commit to your work without any distractions.

roman shades

Aesthetics:

We spend a lot of time at work and our environment definitely affects us. A visually pleasing office puts you at ease and allows you to focus on your work, boosting both morale and productivity. Make your space reflect who you are.

Sheer Shades are a seamless blend of light control and style. Imagine two layers of sheer fabrics to protect your room from the sun’s damaging UV rays, combined with soft fabric vanes for the ultimate light control. Sheer shades are made for the most demanding of styles, giving your windows a clean, crisp appearance with stunning sophistication.

Sheer Shades

Wood Blinds remain one of the most popular choices for any room – especially a home office. Wood blinds offer a warm, natural look to their surroundings. They add a feeling of warmth and coziness to the atmosphere in the room and give the home office a natural look with a graceful charm.

Wood Blinds

Motorization:

Don’t forget the ease and convenience of Motorization.  Whether you’re looking for a way to control the light, access hard-to-reach windows, or a convenient way to open and close shades in your home office, motorization is the ultimate solution.

By adding motorization to your window treatments, you will be able to open one shade at a time, or multiple shades all at once. Add to your office’s comfort, security and convenience with the touch of a button!

Give us a call at 262-643-8484 and schedule your complementary in-home consultation.  Let us help you create an effective home office by installing the best window treatments for your space!