For cost efficient window treatments, horizontal blinds are the go-to item for many designers and owners - whether is it just a few openings or an entire suite.
Horizontal blinds are available in a large variety of colors and slat finishes, and can fit nearly any opening.
We worked with Clark Nexsen and BE&K Building Group at BlueBird Bio to provide manual roller shades with sheer fabric to help control light in their open office space. In the training and break rooms, the manual shades have double roller so that they can not only reduce light with the sheer fabric, but block light with blackout fabric.
With these windows being wide, we were able to couple the shade bands together so that one control operates both fabrics in the opening.
At Campbell University, a new student union building provided a need for roller shades in the student fitness area. Since these shades were elevated high over an open area, manual control would not be practical. We worked with Little Architecture and T. A. Loving to design a motorized shade system that is controlled with a push button wall switch which automatically can stop the shades at pre-programmed presets.
This design gives the needed sunlight control, while maintaining ease of use and attractiveness.
In areas where the shade mechanism is desired to be hidden, we can install them into pocket headboxes. This completely hides the shade when it is in the upper position, as the headbox is even with the ceiling.
This makes for a very clean and professional look, while still maintaining all of the light controlling properties of the shade fabric chosen.
For this space, natural light was desired, but limiting the total amount of sunlight was also a concern.
We worked with the client and installed manual roller shades inside the window frame so that the fascia was flush with the mullions. We also left the upper section of windows open for the desired natural light. This gave the perfect combination of light control.
N. C. State's Carter-Finley Stadium ticket office needed to be able to have a window covering over the three ticket windows when the office was closed, but also something that could easily be opened for ticket sales.
We installed manual roller shades with the Tuffy logo printed on them, for a nice visual when the office is closed. Using a 1% fabric provides a nice image, while allowing visibility to the outside.
Medical office suites can provide good use of both sheer and blackout fabric. Offices and waiting/reception areas typically work well with sheer fabric so that visibility outside is maintained, but patient exam rooms need more privacy. Blackout fabric is the best answer for those areas.
We worked with Sanford Contracting and First Health in Pinehurst to optimize shade fabrics for each type of room for their new Oncology lab. Blackout fabric was used in exam rooms, and sheer fabric was utilized in offices, conference, and the reception areas.