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Solutions for an Unknown Future Year

Days after the US presidential election, with the outcome still lingering in the air, we recognize the potential to experience very different leadership and policy, come this January. And with so many uncertainties, it’s worth considering the potential for new changes to school policy, coronavirus mandates, and the future of our relative schedules. With a change of leadership, there may be significant changes in how we live our lives and carry out our days. If this virus shows no sign of slowing, it’s likely that children and college students will be asked to once again resume school from home starting in 2021. This is why it’s important to think about the future, gear up with the right solutions, and tools to weather this storm and continue exercising the art of the pivot.

Changes to Learning

As it currently stands, with seemingly half of the country still doing remote learning, with the other half back in a physical school environment, there is much unknown as we head into the colder months and high flu season, we might see things change more rapidly than not. If the election determines a new president, we may start to see some significant changes surrounding education in terms of COVID policy. If schools are asked to send students home starting in 2021 for remote learning, you’ll want to arm yourself with the appropriate tools to ensure your children are getting in a full day of learning without major disruptions or distractions coming from the home. A great way to ensure this is to create quiet, concentration spaces for them in the home to act as a homemade classroom. And if you don’t have an extra bedroom available, you’ll want to prepare areas of the living room or open interior space to accommodate for this. Use sliding glass wall dividers to break up shared space or standing glass wall partitions to create an entirely new enclosed classroom for the kids. After all, if last spring showed us anything about a pandemic, it’s that indoor environments are everything.

Working From Home

Just like the kids, if governmental mandates shift and we are all asked to return home for remote work, you’ll want to make sure you have a closed-off office environment in order to have a successful workday free from distractions or stressors. Floor-to-ceiling glass wall partitions are a great physical barrier between your workday and the rest of your home. Especially with so many office supplies, computer supplies, and paperwork, it’s a good idea to create a special space for all of this so that your living environment doesn’t become inundated with office necessities. These sliding room dividers come in an assortment of varying glass opacities, frames, sizes, and accessories in order to perfectly suit your unique home. Never worry about quality again, as these glass wall dividers are made from extremely durable glass, manufactured with safety and longevity as a top priority. Glass is also exceptionally easy to wipe down, clean, and disinfect, making it easier than ever before to guard you and your loved one against this flu season!

Flexibility Counts

Flexibility very well might be the word of 2020, whether we want to admit it or not. Being asked to be flexible with our work schedules, our children’s schedules, and in general, our lives, this pandemic has asked us all to maintain an unprecedented level of flexibility. With sliding room dividers and sliding glass wall partitions, you can achieve the flexibility you need for an ever-changing world.

Help cap airborne contamination between you and your family this fall season with the most reliable physical barriers available! Arm yourself with the best spatial solutions available so you’re ready for this flu season and the potential for some big changes.Schedule a free consultation with one of our team members and learn how you can update your space with the most flexible, stylish glass wall dividers for your unique home!

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Fall Design Tips for Interior Designers

As an interior designer working during COVID, all sorts of new challenges have arisen with your client’s needs shifting dramatically throughout this past year. One of the demands interior designers are met with currently, is finding ways to accommodate the changing circumstances of this pandemic within the home. With so many kids remote learning from home and many of your clients working from home themselves, your job is to create functional spaces without the disruption or cost of substantial construction.
Keeping the peace within the home during a time when communal spaces are being used more than ever, and homeschooling shapes our workday, these design challenges must be met with ingenuity and with your client’s daily schedules in mind. With regard to home life, there are at least three main necessities that have been born out of the pandemic.

  • Finding space where it doesn’t exist
  • Creating a sanctuary
  • Maintaining a healthy balance

Your task as a designer is to address these necessities and give your clients the gift of a well-designed space. Here are some (very) helpful spatial solutions for those challenges you’ve been met with.
1) Finding space where it otherwise doesn’t exist
Now more than ever, it’s so important to analyze every nook and cranny of the home to determine what works and what doesn’t work for space. With more family members (or roommates) using shared spaces, these rooms can quickly become inundated with people’s belongings, school and work tools, toys, clothing, projects, and just general clutter. Organizers and well-functioning closets are a great place to start. Consider installing sliding closet doors to replace front-opening swing doors in order to save more floor space and modernize the home’s aesthetic. The key is easy access to everything inside! Labeled bins and baskets keep individual belongings tidy and easy to find. Bring in a standing organizer drawer system for the kid’s school supplies. These will act as cubbies where they can put away their work, technology, and art supplies at the end of each activity to keep the communal space decluttered, organized, and open to everyone. When kids have free rein of a room or a space, it can quickly go from a family area to a kid zone, pushing the parents to their bedroom or other areas of the home. Some great organizational systems never hurt!
2) Creating a sanctuary within the home
Most parents are still working from home, meaning their daily distractions and lack of personal space to focus on work has dwindled significantly. Help your clients out by installing large-scale spatial dividers in common spaces to afford them that extra privacy they need to get through these turbulent times. Sliding glass wall dividers offer flexibility for the modern family, separating working parents from kids in one easy solution. Simply slide the Glass Wall Partitions to one side to reopen the space when needed! These require no major construction and come in a plethora of sizes, glass opacities, and individualized accessories to choose from. Simple, affordable, and quick-to-install spatial dividers are a homerun for the working parent.
3) Maintaining a healthy balance between work life and home life.
Most parents (aka your clients) are forgetting to address their own mental and physical health while trying to hold it all together during the COVID crisis. Without their own home sanctuary or office away from home, it can be tricky to create a home/work/health balance. Parents need a lot of R&R these days, so it’s up to you to provide the interior inspiration for them to relax in. Integrate a calming color palette into the home, keeping it homogenous with the wall paint, textiles, and decor throughout each room. This will help keep the interiors calm, and un-chaotic. Consider also bringing in plants and increasing the amount of available light in the home. Mirrors are great reflectors of light and can be placed strategically throughout darker spaces to bounce light around the room. Especially now as we head into the colder months and shorter days, being stuck indoors can become depressive. Plants are great at clearing the air, restoring the tranquility of an indoor environment, and providing the indoor/outdoor experience we naturally crave.
Give your clients the gift of peace and tranquility this fall with awesome space optimizing solutions offered at the sliding door Company. Hop online and check out our viewing catalog of sliding glass closet doors, Pocket Doors For Bathrooms, and stunning sliding barn doors, among others! Schedule a free initial consultation with one of our knowledgeable experts to get started on your exciting project today. With home delivery and online ordering, it’s never been easier to create a space out of nothing for your wonderful clients.