The studio space I share with a few other creatives is located on a dairy farm (for reals—there are hundreds of cows on the property) and our building used to be a farmer’s co-op. When we first discovered the space a few years ago it hadn’t been occupied in a number of years and it felt that way too. It was dusty and crowded with old industrial furniture. It needed a LOT of TLC and it took about a year of renovations to do it. Here are the before and after pictures.
I’ve been in the space for nearly a year now and there have been a number of items that I’ve needed to take in order for it to feel comfortable and workable because for awhile I was feeling the harshness that comes with such a space. For example, in the winter the sun wasn’t as much as a problem. In fact, we welcomed it in because Utah can get quit cold. However, once summer set in I knew we would be in trouble especially since the windows in our office are south facing. You see, our space didn’t have any form of window treatments and turns out window treatments are important. Ha! I knew we could get some simple curtains to do the job in a pinch, but I thought that for all of our needs we would probably need something more functional and durable. Something that could withstand the more industrial demands of the environment.
I researched a number of companies to work with to install some blinds and ultimately decided on blinds.com because they had the variety I needed and it seemed like they placed a high emphasis on customer service. AND I WAS RIGHT. Even from the initial email I knew we would be in good hands. They took such good care of our of us and listened to our needs and went above and beyond the call of duty. I suppose it could be because they were going to be mentioned in a blog post (not surprisingly, it seems to propel people to be on their best behavior…for the most part), but everyone I worked with was so great to work with and really wanted to make sure that we got the best treatment for our needs. Read on →