Home Colours

Your home and your car should be welcoming spaces that you feel comfortable and at ease when you’re in them. You may have previously thought that there’s nothing you can do about the level of light or privacy that both your rooms at home and the interior of your car give you, but there is something you can do to provide privacy, protect you from solar rays and add strength and security to your windows.

A layer of window tinting film can do all three of the above, helping to transform the ambient light that enters through glass, and to control the transparency of your windows, to shield you from prying eyes.

Practical and Cheap

Window tinting is a cheap and practical alternative to replacing window glass or installing blinds and curtains, and is quick to apply if you’re an expert.

It’s especially important when you’re working from home to optimise the light coming through your residential windows and applying a layer of coloured or opaque window film could be just the solution for the room you use as a home office. As an example, how does using a layer of coloured window film in a calming tranquil blue colour appeal to you, if that could help you relax and find inspiration? Or a yellow shade, to energise and motivate you? Or red, to spur you into action? Window film comes in a wide range of colours for every mood, and its effect is dramatic.

“Window colour has been found to affect productivity,” says Martin Schlatter, manager at St Albans-based Tintmaster, a glass tinting and film solutions specialist company.

Boost Productivity

“Some businesses who own the commercial buildings where we’ve applied window film in the past, have discovered that employees focus on their work for longer periods of time if they’re in a more pleasant environment, and window film is an imaginative alternative to blinds, which can be fussy to use with tangled cords in a working space. Window film can keep the glare of the sun out just as well, and can also provide protection from UV rays, all without reducing the amount of daylight in the room. You get more natural light to see what you’re doing – and to keep you awake and alert!”

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Adding an aspect of privacy to a working space can be vital for productivity too. If you’re working from home, you may be in a basement with a ground-level window or in a garden office, both of which could be overlooked from the street or neighbours. Opaque window film can give you the privacy you need to concentrate and focus better, and not get distracted by who’s walking past outside. You could also use a mirrored-effect layer of film, which allows you to look out, but when people look in they just see a reflection of themselves. This is also useful if you don’t want anyone to know about the computers or other equipment you use in your home working surroundings.

More Benefits of Home Window Tinting

Privacy on the Move

It’s also an eye-opener to know how easy it is to get that plush executive look in your car without having tinted windows already put in place. Vehicle window tinting is increasingly popular these days, and if you go to a company like Tintmaster, installation is fast, efficient and trouble-free.

“If you can’t get to our workshop, we can collect your car for you, apply the window film, and drive it back to you, a delivery service that our customers love,” says Martin. The car window film comes in a selection of shades so you can opt for a smoky grey this is still see-through to an executive black that blocks all view of the car’s interior. “It also stops the sun ruining the upholstery in your car, just in case you had deeply coloured leather seats that you didn’t want to fade.” And of course, the car’s occupants are protected from potentially damaging solar rays too!

Anti-Shatter Glass

“Another type of window film that not many people know about is safety window film, that helps building owners meet glass safety and security regulations,” says Martin. “A layer of this type of film will make sure that broken glass doesn’t shatter everywhere, so in public buildings like schools and hospitals, it’s invaluable if a window is damaged.”

As a working from home advocate, I always like to hear of ways you can easily enhance your surroundings and just make your home a nicer more attractive and safer place to be. Window tinting sounds like a straightforward way to do that.

For more information on Tintmaster, visit http://www.tintmaster.co.uk/