Whether it’s a temporary arrangement or a permanent part of your home, a good set of windows is essential to maintaining a conducive working environment for your home office. While there are no hard and fast rules in creating your home office, certain elements are essential. They include a sturdy desk, Wi-Fi access, a comfortable chair, and of course, a well-placed window.
Having windows as part of your home office are preferable, as anyone who works from home can attest. And it’s not just the lighting: they provide ventilation and help reduce stress by providing a relaxing view. If you’re planning on a window replacement in Seattle for your home office, consider these design ideas from Renewal by Andersen® of Seattle:
1. Double Hung Windows – They work with almost every architectural style. These windows are excellent for patio-facing or backyard-facing windows, as you can keep an eye on your kids at play while you work. If you’re worried about glare, simply position your laptop so it’s facing away from your windows; painting your home office walls in dark shades further reduces glare. Opening and closing double hung windows could be difficult with a desk in the way, so you would want to position your desk at either side instead.
2. Casement Windows – They are great for keeping your home office ventilated. Choose casement windows in Seattle if you want to position your desk directly facing them: the window cranks allow you to just reach over and close or open the windows at your convenience. You can also opt for some privacy by getting obscured glass for at least the lower half of your casement windows.
3. Bay Windows – People think of them as additional seating or hidden storage space, but it can also be made as recessed office desks. Instead of a typical rectangular desk, a custom-fit trapezoidal desk would maximize the bay space, and create a better flow from the walls to the window. You can install custom drawers under the desk, or just leave it open for legroom.
Regardless window design you choose, Renewal by Andersen of Seattle can make it for you. From casement to bay windows in Seattle, we can provide what your home needs. They are beautiful, durable, and energy-efficient. If you would like to know more, call us today at (206) 777-0954 or fill out our contact form.