Ask any employer what they want from their employees and they’ll say loyalty and bright ideas to bolster the business. Unfortunately, many of these employers have office buildings with dull, cold and dark spaces that literally dampen the morale of their employees and stifle creativity. Research has shown that sunlight releases natural endorphins that improve emotional balance and mood, creating the perfect conditions for creativity and the flow of ideas. One of the easiest ways to breathe life into your office space is with the right window treatments.
When it comes to increasing workforce productivity, many employers have opted for blinds. This cost effective product has been around for decades and offers great light control. Vinyl mini blinds make it easy to change the look of your windows. You can have a whole new look by simply switching the valance and sheers. Vinyl blinds are also easy to clean. Most of the time you’ll simply have to dust them off and hot soapy water will take care of most stains. And spray cleaners won’t ruin their finish.
Another option for office buildings are cellular or honeycomb shades. Many west facing office buildings are bombarded with heat during the summer and a piercing glare in the winter. Cellular or honeycomb shades are a great option for offices that have an abundance of windows. Not only do cellular or honeycomb shades filter the light, they also provide a substantial barrier between the summer heat and your office space which can reduce your cooling costs during summer months. The semi-opaque material also blocks harmful UV rays. And when the sun sits lower on the horizon in the winter this same semi-opaque material eliminates the glare that frequently reflects onto computer screens while insulating windows against the cold.