A 2018 study by the HR firm Future Workplace revealed that natural lighting trumps almost every other factor in a workplace when it comes to employee satisfaction. These factors include free food, fitness centers or perks like “bring-your-dog” days, which means people view natural lighting as an indispensable and fundamental human need.
When designing a home office, you can use windows strategically to illuminate your space naturally. Read on as Renewal by Andersen® of Cape Cod shares a few ideas to help you go about this.
Lighting Is Important
Apart from the clear benefits to your psychological well-being, natural lighting also allows you to save on energy. Instead of designing your home office in a basement, why not put it on one of the upper floors? If possible, design it so the windows are facing south to take advantage of the sun all day long. This way, you don’t need to rely on lamps or other artificial lighting, saving you on electricity. Just remember that sensitive electronics should not be exposed to direct sunlight, as they may be susceptible to damage caused by solar radiation.
A Fantastic View
Eye doctors agree that the 20-20-20 rule—that is, looking at an object 20 feet away for 20 seconds every 20 minutes—is the best way to avoid eye strain from extended periods of screen time. And what better way to do this than to look outside your home office window and soak up the view of a clear sky?
Our replacement windows allow you to do just that. Our Fibrex® material frames give our windows unparalleled strength and weather resistance on top of sleek beauty. If privacy is a concern, you can opt for window treatments or textured glass, which will allow you to enjoy the advantages of natural light without sacrificing privacy.
Learn why Renewal by Andersen of Cape Cod is the top window replacement company in the area. Call us today at (508) 936-1171 or fill out our contact form for your free windows inspection and diagnosis. We serve Cape Cod, MA, and nearby areas.