I have always been interested in how products like blinds, shutters, awnings and insect screens can change the everyday life of people. Here is a story about a client of mine who was a harpist.
Background to the Harpist’s Issues
If you are a musician you may know that, if a room is cold, your fingers stiffen up and it becomes much more difficult to play your musical instrument. My client was a harpist and she used to practice in a music room that was really cold because the windows were only single-glazed. Although there were radiators under the windows, heat was being continuously lost through the glass panels.
Unfortunately, there was no other room to house her full-sized harp so every time she wanted to play her instrument she used to run her wrists under warm water to increase the blood flow to her fingers. This helped her fingers to loosen up so she could get going with her daily harp practice.
The Effect of Shutters
As the harpist became fed up with the daily ritual of running warm water over her wrists, she came to me for advice. The solution was to install wooden shutters that sat on her window ledge, just in front of the glass windows but behind the radiators. As shutters are wonderfully insulating, when the heat from the radiators rose, instead of flowing straight out of the windows it bounced off the shutter panels and was redirected into the room. A much warmer atmosphere was created for playing her harp and she no longer needed to run warm water over her wrists!
The Harpist and Her Windows – Summary
So if you are a musician and want to stop having to run warm water over your wrists before playing your musical instrument, there are indeed ways to make your rooms more warm and cosy. There are some great products that can help to insulate your environment from the cold outside.
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