Although some feel that commercial design isn’t as detailed or attractive as residential design, in actuality, many office spaces can have the functionality of window treatments while also enjoying the beauty of them. Talk to a trained consultant at A Shade Above serving the greater Charlotte area—we’ll be happy to show you how window treatments can enhance your professional office.
Determine Your Needs
To start, you should decide what you need your professional office window treatments to do. If you want them to stand out and be noticed, they’ll advance into the room and will become the focal point of the space. If that’s not what you want, you can get window treatments that will blend in to the wall, receding into the space. Those window treatments will simply be functional, controlling light and privacy as needed. You can never go wrong with receding a window treatment. Check out Silhouette® Window Shadings.
Determine the Orientation of the Window Treatments
Your treatments will either be horizontal, opening up and down, or vertical, opening side to side. Horizontal window coverings work best on windows that are taller than they are wide, while vertical window coverings are most suitable for windows that are wider than they are tall. There are many options available in both vertical and horizontal window treatments—Skyline™ Gliding Panels actually work great in both applications.
Handling Light and Sound
Determine whether you need the window treatments to diffuse or deflect light or sound. Diffused light is gentle and not directed. Deflected light can be harsh—a critical consideration if your employees use computers. All window treatments diffuse sound to a certain degree, but fabric products work the best. Harder surfaces, such as plantation shutters, wooden blinds and verticals, and aluminum blinds (all of which also deflect light), are not as effective. Duette® Architella Honeycomb Shades are an excellent choice for blocking sound and are the most energy-efficient shade on the market today.
Hunter Douglas Window Fashions offers a variety of operating systems, including the following:
- LiteRise® – A cordless system that you push up with your hand to raise and pull down to lower. Your blinds and shades stay in place until you move them again
- UltraGlide® – A system that features a unique, retractable cord—letting you raise and lower your window treatments without unsightly, dangling external cords
- PowerView™ – A wireless operating system gives you the power to control and schedule your Hunter Douglas window treatments from your smartphone, tablet, or a remote control
- EasyRise™ – A continuous loop that lowers your window fashion. Pulling on the rear of the loop raises it
- And more…
Window Treatments for Professional Offices in the Charlotte NC Area
A Shade Above is your Hunter Douglas window treatment specialists with two showrooms – one in Charlotte and one in Cornelius serving Matthews, Mint Hill, Lake Norman, Huntersville, Fort Mill, Rock Hill, Weddington, Waxhaw, Mooresville, Davidson, and surrounding areas. Contact us to learn more about our products and services or to schedule a free in-home design consultation.