As real office purchasing, leasing or rental prices in many of the world’s hottest commercial property markets rise, square footage has often become a premium luxury. For this reason, many companies of all sizes try to make the most of smaller floor plans and impart a roomy, open vibe to even the most compact spaces.
Fortunately, glass walls and office partitions are a particularly accessible, cost-efficient and elegant way to do this easily. With glass walls selectively placed in your office, you can make the most of even small spaces in several extremely useful ways.
What’s more, movable glass partitions are easy to install and reconfigure compared to other types of walls. This makes them ideal for offices with changing needs and growing teams.
Let’s cover several key reasons why your office should consider these transparent space partitions as an extremely practical, visually pleasing choice.
1. Radically Rapid Reconfiguration
Need to add a new office or strip out an old one? Or maybe you’ve decided that one huge part of your office space now needs a conference room right in the middle of it? Whichever the case or whatever other remodeling needs you have, glass partitions can be added or removed far more easily than walls made of any other material to fit your needs or quirks.
If you’re using modular or portable glass barriers, the remodeling is even easier to handle, and nearly any workspace configuration is just a few minor adjustments away. Even the rewiring of electrical cables or connectivity hardware is much less of a problem than it would be if you had to drill holes in thicker, messier barriers like drywall.
2. Superior Acoustics
The acoustics of closed, multi-walled offices can often be terribly suffocating, with little to no outside sound entering. Even worse is how poorly sound travels if you want to call a coworker or employee in another part of your floor.
Then on the other hand, there are the acoustics of completely open work spaces. In these, all the ambient noise from outside and of everyone else working and talking just sort of cooks together into a cacophony of sound that can ruin concentration for anyone but a meditating monk.
This is where glass office partitions come into play perfectly. They offer the perfect balance of ambient sound-reducing acoustics. With glass partitions, you can create islands of quiet while still being able to call out across an office and be heard.
3. Savings on Remodeling
Just as modular and highly portable glass partition walls are easy to reconfigure for any changing office space needs, they’re also light on remodeling budgets. The initial investment in glass sections might be slightly on the costly side, but once they’re in place, these pieces can be moved to easily remodel in ways that are much less expensive or messy than they would be with solid walls or drywall.
What’s more, remodeling with glass partitions is usually much faster and even safer than it would be with almost any other wall material. It’s even possible to have your own in-house maintenance staff reconfigure an office..
4. Natural Lighting Galore
Nothing will let all the beautiful, healthy natural light you could possibly want into your office quite like glass partitions. Even in older buildings with heavy walls and few windows, glass partitions between office sections ensure that one enclosed part of your work space need not hog all the light from any specific selection of exterior windows.
If you use movable, modular glass partitions, you can even reconfigure them so that natural light filters ideally to wherever you want to have it reach. The best thing about these barriers is that blocking light off or keeping it flowing is as easy as installing shades or other light barriers wherever needed, instead of being closed in by inflexible solid walls.
5. Lovely Aesthetics
Quite frankly, any kind of office space can be made more elegant and cheerful by glass barriers, walls and sliding doors. The layout and design of these partitions in modern offices, interspaced with building fixtures, decorations or plants can create an airy look that’s both cozy and modern.
This visual effect also works just as well or better with older buildings: The combination of sleek modern glass with rustic brickwork, metal or wood can create a visually stunning effect that’s completely lost in offices separated by bland non-transparent barriers or old walls.
Looking to install wall partitions in your office?
If you’re tired of a cramped feel inside your office or if you simply want to start with a fresh, modern look for a new space that you’ve occupied, there are very few reasons to not use glass partition walls for all of your work space needs. Contact the experts at Bridge City Glass for an estimate on a design that uses the most advanced modern glasswork materials for the needs of any space.