New Professional Office Blinds for Every Need

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New Professional Office Blinds for Every Need

A professional office needs to look its best, both for employees and for clients. However, professional office blinds aren’t just about appearance. Office blinds serve even more important functions in that they majorly impact the work environment. Here are some of our best professional office blinds designs and what makes them a great fit.

Stylish Blinds

Whether your office is purely for working, or also for hosting clientele, style might be important to you. A lot of companies put a lot of weight on their design sense. Any kind of design company has to keep up appearances. If you value the interior design of your office space, these blinds are just for you.

The Ninet

The Ninet are made of traditional, aluminum, slatted blinds paired with fabric on either side. They appear much like honeycomb blinds, but have the light controlling functions of slatted blinds.

These blinds are an exceptional choice for offices with a lot of computers. When all of your employees are working through screens, you need to have full control over the light in the space. Direct sunlight will impede their ability to see, bring down productivity, and increase eye strain and frustration.

The Ninet’s fabric lining means, even with the slats fully open, sunlight will be entirely indirect. The sun will light up your office space without shining directly on screens and interrupting the work flow.

Magic Lite

Magic Lite blinds are made of wide, wooden slats. These beat aluminum blinds with their modern elegance and ability to fully darken a room. These make great professional office blinds for places with a sense of style and less computer use. Is most of your office staff working with physical materials? If so, you can maneuver your Magic Lite blinds to bring in just as much direct sunlight as they need. Or, if it’s time for a presentation, close them entirely and darken the room.

Roller Blinds

Style isn’t always everything. Sometimes simplicity, cleanliness, and utility is the priority. If this sounds like your office space, roller blinds will be the perfect choice.

Roller Blackout Shades

Roller blackout shades are a familiar fixture of most high school and university classrooms. These shades are made of dense, flat materials that roll up at the top of each window. You can usually pull them down from the bottom, but they can also be controlled from a mounted pulley chain.

These shades are excellent choices for offices with many computers. They can be opened and closed as the sun moves across the sky, blocking out direct sunlight while still allowing illumination through surrounding windows. 

Roller Screens

Roller screens are made much the same as blackout shades. They’re also simple, flat panels that roll up to the top of the window. However, these ones allow some ability to see outside. The one-way visibility means your office stays private from the outside world. Furthermore, the design of the screen allows filtered sunlight in, illuminating a room without causing screen glare.

Get Side Channels

Roller blinds are best utilized with side channels. These hold them in place along the window frame and keep the office looking orderly. Plus, they also prevent pesky sunlight from sneaking in around the edges.

Motorize Your Professional Office Blinds

If you want an office that runs smoothly by itself, motorized blinds are a must have. With our handy app, you can put blinds on a timer or manually open and close them right from your phone. This is especially useful for higher office windows which are hard or impossible to reach by hand.

Child-Friendly Blinds for Classrooms and Day Cares

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Child-Friendly Blinds for Classrooms and Day Cares

Classrooms and day cares with small children in them require careful attention to interior design. Keeping a classroom engaging to curious minds without investing in pretty details that will simply get damaged is a fine line to walk. So, Domir is here to help with child-friendly blinds that work well in classrooms and day cares.

Roller Blinds

Without a doubt, the best and most child-friendly blinds for classrooms and day cares are roller blinds. However, not all roller blinds are the same. 

Simple blackout shades will darken a room entirely. This works in your favor if you put on movies or use projectors frequently. 

Roller screens, on the other hand, will let in light even when closed. However, the screen will filter the light, preventing glare on screens. Additionally, roller screens provide a view of the outside while preventing visibility from the other direction. This is great for classroom privacy, especially if your classroom is accessible from outside where other classes have different recess times.

Print On Blinds

Don’t want some boring old shades? Use print on blinds to your advantage! These were originally designed with advertising and branding in mind. If you’ve ever seen a corner store with some big name brand affiliate printed onto their store window shade, they were using print on blinds.

They may have gotten their start with advertising, but print on blinds are more versatile than that. Consider having them printed with colorful pictures of animals on them, or fun, geometric patterns. There are plenty of designs that can be printed onto them that will brighten up your windows.

Side Channels

Roller blinds can be installed by themselves, but why not opt for side channels? These channels fit snugly over the sides of your roller blinds and hold them in place. Pulling them down, the blinds will glide neatly through the channels. This keeps windows looking tidy and prevents sunlight from sneaking in around the sides.

Benefits of Roller Blinds

Roller blinds may not seem like much, but their simplicity makes them versatile tools in the classroom.

Creative Backdrop

Whether you opt for a solid-colored roller shade or a print on blind, roller blinds offer a backdrop for creativity. If you keep your blinds down most of the time in one or more windows, there’s no need to leave the space empty! Use some gentle craft tape and put up some of the art projects your students have made. Think paper butterflies taped to a print on blind full of blue sky and green grass.

Easy to Clean

Roller blinds also come with the benefit of being very easy to clean. The solid surface of them means splattered paint, dust, fingerprints, and more can be washed away with ease.

Durable

The ultra simple design of roller blinds makes them durable as well, which is a necessity when serving children. Kids can pull on them, lean against them, fall into them, press against them, and more. Roller blinds will outlive it all.

Order In Bulk

If you’re ordering blinds for a whole school, order in bulk. Domir Blinds is the manufacturer, meaning you aren’t limited by the stock of an outlet or middle man. Plus, when you order in bulk from us, you get lower prices. Take out the middle man’s overhead and get a better deal. Call us if you have questions or need help making an order. We look forward to hearing from you!

Accessible Blinds for Skylight Windows

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Accessible Blinds for Skylight Windows

Skylights can be a real pain if they’re positioned somewhere where direct sunlight ends up in your way. Sometimes this is sunset while you’re doing dishes in the kitchen. Other times, you’re trying to watch TV and the living room skylight is shining right on the screen. Unfortunately, skylight windows are impossible to put blinds on… psyche! You can absolutely put blinds on skylights. The tricky part is making them accessible – because not everyone wants to block off their skylights 100% of the time. Fortunately Domir Blinds offers accessible blinds for skylight windows.

What Kind of Blinds Can You Put on Skylight Windows?

It’s true that skylights being placed in the ceiling can cause some trouble with most blinds. After all, you need your blinds to draw somewhat horizontally instead of downward. The good news is, this is possible! Instead of using standard, slatted blinds, you’ll have to use something solid instead.

By solid blinds, we mean something like a window shade, window screen, or roller blackout shade. These are one solid piece of composite fabric. The reason these work so well for skylight windows is…

How Do You Keep the Blinds in Place?

… side channels! Side channels are mounted on the window frame so that they align with the position of the shade or screen. Then, when you pull the blinds down, the sides of the shade or screen remain inside the channels. The shade or screen is guided the right direction and held in place, even in gravity-defying positions.

Accessible Blinds for Skylight Windows

The question now is, once the blinds are in place, how on earth do you open and close them? Back in the old days, you might have had a long stick with a hook on the end. Fortunately, we don’t have to rely on such troublesome techniques these days. Instead, you can simply get motorized blinds

Motorized blinds mean installing a motor in the fascia of the blinds (that’s the part where they roll up). Then, you can access them right from a smart device, like your phone. Enjoy the morning sun shining down on your living room floor in the morning. Then, in the evening, when you’re trying to watch NCIS, you can pull out your phone and banish the setting sun from your TV screen.

Order Custom Blinds from Domir

Domir Blinds doesn’t just offer high quality blinds, we also offer custom blinds. If you want a roller shade or screen in a specific color, we can make it happen. 

In fact, we also offer print-on blinds. These are similar in style to roller shades. What sets them apart is that you can have a design printed onto them. These are usually used in store windows for ads or logos. However, you can have simple things printed onto them as well to spice up your interior. For skylights, a silhouette of a bird might be a cute design choice.

The sky is the limit, and you can see it just as much as you wish with accessible blinds for skylight windows.

Is Waking to Sunlight Good or Bad for Sleep Quality?

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Is Waking to Sunlight Good or Bad for Sleep Quality?

Sometimes we get questions in our heads that stick with us until we find an answer. Those questions are often driven by irritation. Have you ever woken up to blinding sunlight pouring through the window and wondered if this is actually messing with your sleep in an unhealthy way? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Domir Blinds specializes in all things window-covering and sunlight-managing. Here’s what we can tell you.

Is Waking to Sunlight Bad for Sleep Quality?

There’s no straightforward answer to this specific question. The fact is, if your sleep is being interrupted and you’re being forced awake before you’ve had enough sleep, then yes, the sunlight is bad for your sleep quality. However, the issue here is really the timing of the sunlight rather than waking to it in general.

Is Waking to Sunlight Good for Sleep Quality?

On the other hand, one might experience waking up to sunlight after they’ve had plenty of sleep. Getting sunlight directly in your eyes can be overwhelming. However, that’s more the amount of sunlight rather than the sunlight itself.

The Answer

No matter which question you ask, there are specific elements that are ‘yes’ and certain elements that are ‘no.’ So, now that we know it’s a nuanced subject, what’s the actually useful information?

Circadian Rhythm

Circadian rhythm is really where everything comes together. In order to answer this question of yours, you have to know about this function of the human mind and body.

Circadian Rhythm is the scientific name of what people usually call their internal clock. The fact is, your circadian rhythm is trained into you from a young age. If you get up every day at 6am and go to bed at 9pm as a kid, your body will get used to this. Your brain will associate the rising sun with waking up. The sensory onslaught of sudden light alerts you to the change in time and lets you know the day is beginning.

Likewise, if you’re used to going to bed when the sun goes down, your brain will associate darkness with sleep. As the sun begins to set, you’ll begin to get sleepy.

Circadian Rhythm in Modern Days

Because we don’t typically get up with the dawn and sleep with the dusk like people did just a few hundred years ago, circadian rhythm is a bit trickier these days. You might turn a lamp on at sunset and then turn it off to sleep at midnight. So, what happens when the sun comes shining into your room at 6am? If your home is set up to facilitate it, you’ll usually just sleep through it until you’ve had enough sleep or your alarm goes off at 9am.

However, if you sleep with a lamp on or sit in the dark all day, your circadian rhythm will begin to get messy and unstable. If your brain doesn’t have strong light/dark associations with sleep time, you may find yourself prone to insomnia. Our brains are surprisingly good at connecting things to sleep and wake states. This is why sleep hygiene is so important.

The Solution

So, in the end, waking to sunlight is actually great for sleep quality. That is, so long as it’s not waking you up before you’ve had enough. 

If you find your sleep being cut short too early by the sun, there’s an easy solution: get some blinds. Slatted blinds won’t do the trick. If your window faces east and you go to bed late, get some blackout blinds. That way, the morning sun won’t disrupt you. Don’t mind a little light, but need it to stop shining directly onto your face? Opt for something like a window screen or the Ninet, which allows diffuse light in.

You can even go the extra mile and really work on setting your circadian rhythm, you can also opt for motorized blinds. Even if you go to bed at 2am and wake up at noon, you can get your sleep in the dark with a blackout shade. Then, when noon comes around, your motorized blinds can be set to open up, letting the light in and alerting you to “morning.” All of these blinds options are available right here in Toronto from Domir Blinds. Give us a call if you have questions regarding our blinds or ordering process.

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