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Making it Clear: Incorporating Glass in Your Office

Many businesses are switching to open floor plan offices and beautify these workspaces by incorporating glass. Glass can be used to divide your office into usable sections, while simultaneously making the space feel open and airy.

For employees, there’s nothing worse than working in a dark, closed-off, depressing office space. Using glass as a design feature is a subtle way to enhance employee morale and happiness. It creates a sense of transparency within your company and encourages a collaborative and creative environment.

Benefits of Glass as a Design Feature

Aside from being beautiful, there are plenty of practical reasons to use glass when building or redesigning your workspace:

  • Glass is durable and requires less maintenance than traditional drywall
  • It can make a space feel open but still offer privacy and noise cancellation for meeting or conference rooms
  • Film or switchable glass can be used if you prefer an opaque look
  • Glass can funnel light from brighter, outer areas of your office into darker, inner areas
  • You can install blinds that allow you complete privacy when needed
  • The presence of glass makes it easier to approach people, interpret other’s body language, and make everyone feel more connected and communicative

Ideas for Incorporating Glass in Your Office

If you like the idea of using glass in your office but aren’t sure how to get started, check out some of these fun ideas:

  • Translucent Walls - Clear glass walls make great dividers and can be purchased in a variety of tints, colors, and opacities. They can even be fully or partially mirrored for more privacy.
  • Demountable Walls - These walls give you all of the options of translucent walls, but also offer flexibility in that they can be reconfigured and rearranged at a moment’s notice. This make it easy to accommodate structural changes or remodeling needs.
  • Tabletops - Glass tabletops and desks can be made in virtually any size, shape, or color. The biggest advantage of using glass as a work surface is that it can be written or drawn on, providing an easy, hands on way for team members to collaborate.
  • Whiteboards - Similar to tabletops, glass whiteboards offer a bright and classy way to collaborate on a surface that can be easily cleaned and reused.

Transparent Workspaces at Office Furniture Source

If you’re looking to take an old, drab workspace and brighten it up, there’s no more efficient or cost effective way than by using glass. At Office Furniture Source, we have plenty of solutions that can help you incorporate glass in your office, from glass desks to workstations with glass dividers. Learn more about how you can upgrade your office with glass - Contact us at 855-318-4311.

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