Why Every Office Needs Blinds

As I write this I’m squinting at my screen ever so slightly. It means that almost every day I end up with a slight headache. It’s not my eyesight that’s the cause as you might think though, it’s the office I’m sitting in. It’s in a listed building and on one side there are some lovely and practical vertical commercial blinds. On the other side though (the side I sit on, incidentally), there’s no blinds at all. For the morning this is fine, but as the sun moves round I end up with a lot of glare on the screen. It’s not very useful.

Luckily for me my company have provided anti-glare screens, so while my laptop is impossible to look at in the day, my monitor isn’t too much of a problem. It’d be much easier if I could just turn around and close the commercial blinds, tempering the light and stopping those headaches.

Who should provide blinds for offices?

When you work in an office, most of your day will be spent looking at a screen, and therefore it’s absolutely paramount that you’re provided with the right equipment. While it’s the employer’s responsibility to make sure your chair gives enough support and that your monitor is angled just so, whose responsibility are commercial blinds? If your company own the building, providing blinds, changing carpets, and making sure everything is looking spick and span is down to them. However, if you’re working in a rented building on a rolling contract then maintenance is usually the responsibility of whoever you’re letting the building from.

When it’s listed the rules are a bit tricky about whether you can drill and where, but you should still be able to get permission to fit commercial blinds.

Why it’s such a problem

It can be incredibly distracting to have glare to deal with when you’re trying to get your work done that it’s really in the employers best interest to make sure workers don’t have to deal with that. The other issue can be the sun shining directly into your eyes while you’re working opposite a window without commercial blinds.

Most modern, purpose built office blocks come equipped with everything the modern worker needs to make sure they’re completely comfortable while they’re working. This means that there will be central heating, air conditioning, plenty of outlets for plugging in a plethora of technology, and blinds which are designed for use in offices.

What makes office blinds different?

Most blinds that you’re likely to find in residential properties are designed to make a room dark, or to give privacy. This isn’t really too much of a problem in office blocks, and instead their main role will be climate control and tempering light. You won’t want black out blinds, or even anything which blocks out too much light unless the room will be used for a projector. In a boardroom or meeting rooms, you might want to go for black out, but otherwise, you’ll simply want light blinds to stop your employees struggling with glare.

Advantages of Installing Window Blinds

There is nothing wrong or rather, it is simply logical if you are a homeowner planning to spruce up your residence. You may have varied reasons but definitely it is meant to instill a more soothing atmosphere or add to its resale value. One way to accomplish this is by installing the appropriate window treatments such as window blinds. Putting up these awnings will surely enhance the appearance of your home. While there are other traditional alternatives such as curtains or drapes, blinds are considered more viable for several reasons.

Blinds can regulate the light that enters the house. The laths can be spaced in such a way that no brightness or just a little radiance can get in. These shades are also available in different patterns, colors and styles. Thus, you can create the desired look in your bedroom, living area, kitchen or dining room. Consider the Venetian, roller, roman, cordless, and mini blinds based on your design preferences. Multiple varieties of materials will enable you to choose one that conforms to your style and budget. Authentic wooden blinds are more expensive than faux wood. There are also aluminum, bamboo and plastic which are relatively affordable.

You can relish absolute privacy that you may not get from ordinary curtains. The top-down model is an example of blinds that allows homeowners control of privacy. Moreover, blinds are easier to maintain. All you need is to wipe these canopies with a dry or wet cloth occasionally to remove dust or dirt. On the contrary, washing and drying curtains can be difficult, time-consuming and more expensive. When it comes to health and wellbeing concerns, opting for window blinds can lessen the possibility of acquiring eye irritation and headaches. The character of your room or house becomes ideal for surfing and reading books as well as watching television.

You may choose to cover the windows with blinds thereby keeping the warmth inside during winter and minimizing heating costs. Blinds are also utilized by many as home adornment which is receiving a lot of positive comments lately. While blinds are functional, these window treatments also complement the aesthetic aspect of any home.

It is important to find the appropriate blinds for your domicile. You can purchase blinds from online vendors, home centers, furniture outlets, and household accessories’ shops. Just be sure to get the warranty terms clear in care there are defects or problems with the items you purchased.

Why Bespoke Kitchen Design Is Perfect For the Small Kitchen

When you’ve only got a small kitchen you might feel as if it isn’t worth investing in bespoke kitchen design. As it happens, it’s actually more worthwhile than it would be for many people with bigger spaces. That is because the fitted kitchens which you can buy readymade aren’t designed to be suitable for the smaller space. They’re not really designed for any real kitchens, and therefore they can end up making the space look even smaller, costing you valuable floor space and not making the most out of the space you have.

Bespoke kitchen design is unique to every single kitchen. It means it’ll be just right for you, and take in to account not only your design preferences but also the room itself and how it can be best used. This is ideal if you have a slightly unconventional shaped room (as you’d end up losing a lot of space with a premade design), or if you’ve just got a particularly little kitchen.

Think about it. It just takes some good planning to make sure everything is ship shaped. There’s no need to go to great expense with bespoke kitchen design, and actually, with a more functional and better laid out room you’ll feel as if you’re getting far better value for money than you ever could have with an off the shelf kitchen.

Use space more effectively

Before you begin to think about the bespoke kitchen design itself you should have a serious clear out. We mean really, truly ruthless. What do you actually use, and what is just gathering dust? If there’s things which you use but only on a very rare ‘we have 20 guests’ basis, is there anywhere else you could store those things? Tuck away your extra crockery and you’ll have a lot more space, and more importantly, won’t need as much cupboard space as you might have originally thought. The upside of this is that you’ll be able to choose more shallow cupboards which intrude less into the space itself and will be much more usable (I can’t be the only one who loses everything at the back of the cupboards, can I?)

Choose a rolling island

Or at the very least a really high quality kitchen table. This will give you more space to prepare food, and also somewhere to eat your creations. The benefit of a rolling island is that it can be moved out of the way, or used when you need more counter space or a bit of a breakfast bar. An island gives a particularly luxurious feel to the space, which means you’ll be able to tuck it out of the way if you need a bit more room.

It’s really easy to make a small room look great, as long as you speak to the right bespoke kitchen designer. They’ll be able to offer you all the assistance you need and work alongside you to make sure your little room is given a whole new lease of life.