Glass walls are a fashionable design and style choice in most modern offices. Most modern office spaces use interior glass walls to enhance and beautify their spaces. They are also used in homes, restaurants, and other indoor spaces. Glass walls are highly versatile, flexible and easy to use; they can be moulded or constructed to fit into rooms and spaces of any dimension.
There are common misconceptions about glass walls, such as their fragility, how they can increase energy costs, etc. But, using glass walls is actually one of the best decisions you can make for your office space. They are one of the most aesthetically pleasing design choices for your office.
Glass walls have many benefits to add to your office space. Here are some of those benefits:
They Let In More Natural Light: Glass walls let in a lot of natural light that is usually more pleasing to the eyes than artificial lights. This natural light is often referred to as dynamic light. Many studies have been conducted on the benefits of natural light for people, particularly in office spaces. There are a lot of benefits of natural light to people, from improving sleeping patterns to an increase in productivity. In general, glass walls would improve the natural light in your office space, which is better for your employees, their mental health, and productivity. It also saves the energy costs required in lighting rooms. Using frosted glass would also let in light while maintaining privacy. Alternatively, using skylights or glass ceilings can give the same effect.
Creating Flexible Spaces: You can use glass partitions to make flexible spaces. These partitions can be assembled and disassembled to create either more private spaces or open spaces for larger meeting groups. Also, the flexibility of working spaces prevents the office from feeling stagnant and outdated. Flexibility in office spaces would also improve the outlook of the space and prevent it from looking dreary. Also, removing glass walls or partitions costs less whenever the need for renovations arises.
Acoustic Isolation or Soundproofing: Suppose your office is in a noisy location, you can use glass walls to reduce noise pollution from outside your office. Properly insulated glass walls deaden sounds. They allow you to feel comfortable and free of distractions from the outside, which naturally leads to increased productivity. The noise insulation also helps maintain privacy in the office. Glass walls insulate office spaces.
Communication and Cooperation: Using glass walls in an office space can improve communication and cooperation as employees do not feel trapped in their separate cubicles. It improves communication between senior and junior employees. If the need for privacy arises, smart switchable glass walls allow privacy to appear at the flick of a button. The glass walls create a feeling of openness that opaque cubicles do not encourage. They allow employees to see each other and interact when necessary while allowing for separate structures within the space. Using glass doors can also allow for these same principles.
It’s Aesthetically Pleasing: The use of glass walls improves the aesthetic qualities of a space. They make rooms feel airier and less congested. They also lend a look of modernism and professionalism to your office space. They can be used to make open-plan spaces while simultaneously creating structured and demarcated spaces. Also, as a bonus, they look really cool.
Low Maintenance Costs: Glass walls do not require high costs to maintain. While a solid wall might require a new coat of paint every six months to a year, a glass wall needs only be cleaned regularly, and occasionally polished to maintain its lustre. Also, the cost of installation compared to regular walls is cheaper.
They are Durable and Safe: Glass walls are actually more durable than people think. They do not lose their shine and structural integrity. Also, tempered glass walls are completely safe if they get damaged or broken. They break into smaller, duller pieces, unlike regular glass which breaks into long, sharp pieces. They are made to withstand great amounts of force and pressure. That is the reason why they are also used in making glass floors.
Glass walls and glass partitions might just be the difference between your current office space and the one you have always imagined. You can get started by requesting a free visit and evaluation from Fabmac Glass for your installations.