Creating an advantageous office environment—that ensures productivity—can be challenging. It involves choosing the right lighting, the most ergonomic furniture and of course a room temperature that most people are comfortable with. Let’s help you solve at least one of these challenges.
One of the easiest ways to control the lighting in your office is by installing roller blinds. Not sure why blinds are so popular these days? Keep reading to discover a few of the more common reasons your office will benefit from the right type of blinds.
How Blinds Enhance Your Office Environment
No matter what type of décor you’re opting for in your office space, the good news is that roller blinds will fit right in. After installation you can look forward to the following.
1. Control Over Lighting
As healthy as natural light is, some people may find too much exposure to glaring light bothers them while they work. Also, employees with eyesight problems or migraine sufferers may find sitting opposite or in front of a window quite uncomfortable. Adding blinds will allow you to create a happy medium. An employee can easily adjust the blinds in their workspace to provide the most comfortable lighting.
2. More Sensible than Traditional Curtains
Another aspect that makes blinds an exceptional alternative is that they’re more practical than curtains. Whether you’re opting for roller blinds, café blinds or even dual roller blinds, they’re considerably easier to clean and maintain than curtains.
Maintaining your blinds is as easy as following these simple steps:
- Blinds don’t need to be removed to clean—they can be cleaned where they hang
- Use a soft cloth to wipe off any dust
- A damp cloth, soaked in water and a mild detergent can be used to wipe off any stubborn dirt
In addition to being easy to clean, they’re also strong and durable which means much less expenses on property maintenance and upgrades in the long run. The sleek designs may even fit with future décor changes.
3. Minimise Screen Glare
No matter what type of business or office you’re working in, there’s a good chance that you have at least two computers. In fact, most office spaces have multiple screens that employees are working on. And if there’s one thing that office workers can agree on, it’s that screen glare is very real and quite annoying. Additionally, screen glare creates headaches and eye fatigue.
Installing office blinds allows the person working on the screen to reduce the amount of glare that’s caused by the light coming through the window. Since roller blinds can be adjusted to different levels, it’s very easy to keep the space lit without anyone working on a smart device or computer needing to squint.
4. Temperature Control
Blinds are also excellent for controlling the temperature in your office space. The reason for this is that they reflect the sun’s glare which in turn minimises the incoming heat. This is an excellent way to keep your office cooler in the scorching summer months.
Keeping the heat out with blinds may also reduce the need to keep the air-conditioning system on all day. Furthermore, blinds can also trap escaping heat in the winter, keeping the office a little warmer when the cooler months set in. All of this can result in savings on your utility bill.
5. Used to Increase Security
Some office windows look directly out onto the street, and if you’re on the ground floor, people can easily look in. You may not have anything to hide from the public, but criminals are always walking around looking for their next target. Your wide-open windows make it easy for them to see your computers and other expensive office equipment. Installing blinds is the perfect way to enjoy some natural light while maintaining privacy at the same time. Simple set the blinds at a height or a setting that makes it difficult to peer inside.
6. Create an Energy-Efficient Space
As mentioned, if you use blinds to regulate the temperature in your office space, you can save a considerable amount of money on your energy bill. This is because you’ll minimise the need for the AC’s use. Depending on the type of blinds you install, you could reduce the heat streaming into your space by as much as 45%, making blinds a very energy-efficient option.
7. Wide Range to Choose From
It’s easy to use blinds to enhance the aesthetics of your office space. In addition to being affordable, they’re also available in a wide variety of colours and designs, so you can match them to any theme.
The right type of blinds will not only change the look of your office but will also create privacy and regulate the amount of light you let into the space. Furthermore, the money that you save by not having to put your AC on all day, benefits your bottom line! You can see the ripple effect of one smart installation in your office.