According to the United States Census Bureau, about 5.2 percent of the country’s workforce worked from home in 2017. That’s the equivalent of eight million workers who earned a living without having to head to another location to work.
If you work from home and want to create a professional environment in your home office, you may want to consider having commercial window shades installed. Similarly, if you own or manage a business that operates outside of your home, investing in commercial window shades may be a wise move for you to make.
Whether you work from home or at another location, your window treatments can have a big influence on your work environment. For this reason, it’s important for you to pick your window treatments carefully.
Have you ever sat next to a window on a chilly day only to find yourself shivering as a result? If so, you probably lowered the blind and/or closed the curtain to try to keep the warmth in and the cold outside. Clearly, your window treatments have the ability to influence the temperature in your work area. As a result, they can also have an impact on your heating and cooling costs.
When you stop and think about what interrupts your workflow most often, noise may come to mind. While you can’t eliminate every noise, you can minimize the external noise that disrupts your productivity with commercial window shades. If your office doesn’t have a view of the outdoors yet you’re still interrupted by noise too often, you can use commercial window shades to create noise barriers between your office and neighboring workspaces.
Being able to control the lighting in your work area is key to maintaining your productivity and setting the appropriate mood during meetings. If too much natural light makes its way into your office, it can create a glare that can impair your ability to see your computer screen. Similarly, too much natural light may force meeting attendees to squint or, if it hits them directly in the face, the light may make them cover their eyes.
With commercial window shades, you can prevent these things from happening. That’s because you’ll be able to control the amount of natural light that seeps into your office and the time of day you let it in.
Privacy and Eliminating Distractions
Whether you work from home or another location, it’s likely there will be times when you need some privacy in your workspace and other instances where you’ll need to eliminate distractions altogether. Commercial window shades enable you to create a private spot out of your office and they allow you to block out the sight of things that may distract you at critical moments.
Order Commercial Window Shades from Proctor Drapery
Michael Proctor has made creating and installing custom window treatments in St. Louis-area homes and businesses his life’s work for more than 35 years. Proctor and his talented team offer a variety of great-looking, fully functional commercial window shades that are ideal for home offices and workspaces that are outside of the home.
With our one-of-a-kind mobile showroom, you won’t even need to leave your office to find high-quality, durable window treatments for your office. Get in touch with Proctor Drapery to schedule a meeting with Michael Proctor now.