5 Benefits of Using Glass in an Office Environment
The use of glass to break up spaces is becoming increasingly popular in offices and it’s not difficult to see why. There are plenty of benefits to choosing glass over other materials which were popular in the past. It can lead to an airier, more positive office environment which can only be a good thing, especially because so many of us spend 8 hours a day, 5 days a week at our desks!
One of the main issues with working in an office is poor lighting. It can often feel like you’re boxed in – especially if you’ve got your own little cubicle. Just knowing that there is sunshine and fresh air outside yet you can’t properly see it can put a real downer on not only the temperament of everybody in the office, but also the productivity of the work force which are both hugely important factors that can’t be neglected or compromised. Having natural light shine in, even if it’s not a particularly nice day outside, is an instant mood-booster and people are more likely to get the most out of their time at work.
Impression of more space
If your office is quite small and compact, this can easily be worsened by partitions which can make things look pushed together and crammed in like sardines. Using glass can give the illusion that the office is bigger and can even make the area more impressive to visitors or potential clients and business partners. The appearance of more space and a brighter, airier vibe can give people a more positive impression of a place, and leave them with a lasting imprint.
Privacy issues solved
What about if you want your office to use glass to feel bigger and more spacious, but you also need your privacy? Well, using tinted or frosted glass for spaces that need to be less exposed, for example meeting rooms or a manager’s office, can offer privacy but still achieve an airy and open atmosphere with an extra bit of security which is often vital in a working environment. This can also help separate different departments and give a more organised look.
Sleek and Modern
Glass partitions are becoming the norm in newly built and refurbished offices, and this is usually because it gives the place a contemporary feel. Let’s face it, everybody wants their work environment to look up-to-date and modern. It’s the first impression a potential client or partner has of the company , and it is this impression that can either make or break a deal! Although we don’t like to admit it, people do judge a book by the cover, so if your office space looks professional and modern, it can only be a good thing!
Glass is a very durable material that will last a long time, so you won’t have to worry about replacing it after a while. It’s also timeless so you won’t need to frequently replace it in order to modernise your office. Letting natural light through will also save on energy bills as it can warm an office up quite easily, so it’s a very cost-effective resource.
At Stevenage Glass we’ve got plenty of experience in supplying and fitting glass for commercial environments wherever you need it. Give us a call today to discuss it further, or request a call back. We’re happy to speak about your options and needs so we can cater to whatever you’re looking for.