Windows are an amazing technology that are so commonplace that we almost never stop to think about the fact that they’re literally clear walls. Being able to see through a wall is practically a superpower. As Uncle Ben taught us, with great power comes great responsibility, and the same is true, believe it or not, with windows.
That’s where window enhancements come into play. Sometimes you need a window to be something other than a window. Today we take a look at five ways that window enhancements can transform a clear wall into something both beautiful and functional to improve the space.
CFCC Bakery & Pastry Arts Department
Problem: People would stand at the windows and watch. CFCC wanted more privacy, but in a way that looked cool.
Solution: We created a Wave pattern in etchmark frosted media to tie in with their logo. David Hardin in Marketing at CFCC, is a wonderful partner. He brings us his thoughts and we make them happen.
CFCC Administrative Suite
Problem: People were walking into the glass.
Solution: We used horizontal lines and the CFCC logo cut out of frosted etchmark vinyl media. It’s all near eye level, so as to maximize visibility. We also did the same thing at the Convention Center. People were getting off the elevator and walking into the glass. :/
Problem: Make a very small storefront eye-catching.
Solution: Add an bright, easily visible graphic to all the windows. With the material we used, you can see out, but you cannot see in. This also gives Evolve Golf more privacy while still letting light in.
Problem: LS3P is a storied architectural firm with a national reputation. They wanted a creative design for their entrance windows (that face the elevator lobby), which would also create a little privacy.
Solution: We created a frosted vinyl pattern of small bars with selected bars in RED, to mimic their logo, and applied the etchmark to the glass. It created a really intellectually appealing visual and they love it.
New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Problem: They had a really unappealing view in a main hallway with high visitor traffic. The window looks out over a rooftop with a large HVAC system.
Solution: We applied a print of the Airlie Oak, courtesy the beautiful photography of James Burden, to hide everything behind the window. Not only does the photo look good but it really comes alive on sunny days!
Do you have a window that’s a problem in need of a solution? Give us a call at (910) 350-8242 or Request a Quote. We can create a window enhancement that will solve your problem and beautify your space.