Your New Home Office

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Lots of people have started working from home, which offers many benefits, like no commutes and lots of sweatpants. But there are also some downsides to working from home, like your home office. Rather than suffer through a bad home office, make it better with these tips from finding a good desk and getting a better chair to installing blinds with motorization:

  1. Get Plenty of Light – It’s no secret that a natural light is good for you. But did you know if can also help boost your mood and concentration? Make sure your home office has plenty of light by installing the right kind of window treatments – like motorized blinds. Blinds allow you to adjust the amount of light coming into the room while also keeping your space private. Motorized blinds are also ideal for controlling the light to fit your needs. Less light for a video meeting? More light for reading up on a new contract or deal? Done and done. Plus, blinds are very stylish and will add to the comfort of your new home office space.
  2. Create a Designated Space – It may be fun and comfortable at first to sit in bed with your laptop, but after a while it will be tough to separate “working” from “off time”. Instead, try choosing a designated workspace in your home. This will not only create helpful and healthy separation but will also help you avoid distractions. You don’t need a whole room, a living room nook, side kitchen table or extra walk-in closet would all work fine.
  3. Get a Desk that Works – Yes, you need a desk. You can’t keep working at the coffee table forever. You need a desk that will fit to your workday needs, not the other way around. If you mostly work from your laptop, a smaller desk or table works. But if you need a monitor or lots of paper, you will need a bigger surface. Choose a desk that works for you and your workday needs.
  4. Buy a Good Chair – Your kitchen chairs are great for a meal or game night, but they won’t do for sitting in all day, five days a week. You need to get a desk chair that is comfortable and suited for working. If you’re feeling fancy you can get an ergonomic desk chair, but if you’re short on space or money you can upgrade an existing chair with some extra back support.

motorizationFinally, you need to figure out what works for you. Everyone has different needs and preferences when it comes to working from home. Luckily, one of the perks of working from home is getting to customize your workspace to whatever you want and need. But this oftentimes means a little trial-and-error. Don’t be afraid to try something new and move on if it doesn’t work.

Do you want more tips and tricks for your home? As a motorization expert, we are here to help you. Call or visit us today to learn more about what we can do for you and your window treatments.

Window Treatments for Rooms Without Curtains

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If you don’t want to deal with the fuss of curtains you can easily use other window treatments. From shades with motorization to shutters and more, here is a list of window treatments for rooms without curtains:

  1. Blinds – Blinds, especially wood or faux wood blinds, can easily stand alone in a room without curtains. They give rooms and clean and minimalist look when installed without curtains, though they can be paired with curtains if you so choose. Look for a darker blind color if you want them to stand out in the space.
  2. Cellular Shades – Cellular window shades, sometimes called honeycomb shades, are both practical and stylish. They can be custom ordered to fit almost any size window, even large sliding doors. These shades are made with unique honeycomb-shaped pockets that offer increased insulation to help keep your home at a comfortable temperature without putting too much stress on your heating and cooling systems, or your energy bill. This honeycomb design is also great for light and privacy control. You can find these shades in many different light control options, including sheer, light-filtering, and room-darkening, and blackout fabrics, as well as different cell sizes, fabrics, colors and opacities, allowing you to mix and match to complement your personal home décor. For example, you can choose darker colored cellular shades to make a bold statement in a room without curtains.
  3. Roman Shades – While most people don’t think about shades as a stylish kind of window treatment, Roman shades can be very elegant when installed on their own without curtains. In fact, Roman shades are often so thick that they look like curtains but also offer additional privacy, light control, and customization options because you can raise and lower them unlike curtains. These shades come in a range of colors from neutrals and pastels to rich hues like red, green, and more.
  4. HunterDouglas PowerView motorizationShutters – Window shutters, like plantation shutters, truly don’t need the added weight of curtains as they can support a room all on their own. Shutters can be made from tons of different kinds of materials from basswood and MDF to synthetic materials like vinyl and aluminum, which means it’s easy for you to find a shutter type that works with your function and style needs. Shutters can be custom made to fit almost any shape and size of window so you can get shutters that work with your space Plus, shutters have a timeless and sophisticated look that make them stand out as window treatments.

Make any of these window treatments more functional and energy efficient by making them motorized! Motorized treatments are easy to use and help keep your home usable, comfortable, and modern.

Gone are the days when you have to have formal curtains in every room of your house. We are here to help if you want to learn more about window treatments with HunterDouglas PowerView motorization. Stop by and visit us or give us a call today to learn more about what we can do for you and your windows.

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