The summer is a great time to enjoy the sun and the fresh air outside, but that doesn’t mean you can’t also be productive as well. The outdoors is a great place to be productive and working outdoors has been linked to higher productivity, creativity, and better mood. Read on to find out how to create a perfect outdoor workspace.

Block the sun

Shading is the most important part of any outdoor office, while sunlight is great for your skin and mood, prolonged exposure is harmful for your skin. Not only that, excess sunlight can make it nearly impossible to see the screens on electric devices, making it difficult to read text on the screen and edit images or videos. The best approach to solving your shading issue is a retractable awning, which blocks 99% of harmful UV rays. Retractable awnings are great investments for any outdoor workspace as they also do much more than block the sun and keep you cool. Retractable awnings also protect you from the elements and keeps your indoor temperature cooler, which helps reduce your cooling bill.

Ensure enough workspace

There’s nothing worse than having to worked in a cramped space. The idea of having an outdoor workspace is to have as much room, if not more, to work as indoors. Giving yourself enough room to work is important to staying organized and focused so you can remain productive.

Comfortable seating

While office chairs are great, they are notoriously clunky and will suffer damage from the elements if left outside. While you can bring an office chair with you when you’re working outside, a better solution would be a patio chair with enough lumbar support to accommodate extended periods of sitting.  

Looking for awnings in Colorado? Since 1957, Peterson Canvas & Awning has been dedicated to providing our customers with attractive and practical mounted shading systems for home and commercial use. To learn more about what we can do for you, contact us today or give us a call at 970-493-4033.

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