Using glass in an office is a great way to create space, accentuate the design, and create a pleasant working environment - as well as bring very contemporary and stylish. If you want your business to succeed, your office environment must also be up-to-date and make your clients and employees want to come back. Glass can be used almost anywhere. Glass desks, glass walls for offices and conference rooms, even in the bathroom for a glamorous effect. Here are some things to consider when choosing the right glass designs for your office.
Keep Privacy and Layout in Mind
The first thing you should do is consider the needs and layout of your office. Glass is a popular way to make your office seem open and inviting, but if you have many private offices and clients that require some privacy, you may not want to replace all the walls with glass. You may want to consider keeping some spaces closed and others open. For example, lawyers and medical professionals may want to opt for frosted glass or other designs to protect the privacy of their clients, but still keep the office looking clean, well-lit, and spacious. You should also keep the temperature and natural lighting in mind. If your office is already warm when the sun hits, you can consider tinted glass to keep cool and eliminate glare.
Glass Doors and Appropriate Designs
You can go for mechanized, swinging, or sliding doors for your offices and conference rooms. Each one will have a different design benefit. Sliding or mechanized glass doors are great for conference rooms or offices near hallways, as you don’t want a swinging door in the way of foot traffic. You can also find appropriate finishes for the doors that will accentuate your office’s colors and layout. Dark or light-colored panes or frames around the door can accentuate a stylized, professional look.
Glass Backsplashes and Accents
Even if you don’t want to install glass all over your office, you can still spruce up the space by using glass backsplashes. These look particularly great if you have a large front desk area. A glass backsplash will keep it clean and protected and looking spiffy. Or, you can use glass backsplashes to accent certain walls.
Desks and Mirrors
Another way to accent your office with glass is to use glass desks or counters. These are stylish, sleek, and professional. A nice frosted glass desk or a tempered glass desk with a frame can really impress potential clients and keep your office space striking.
If your office space is small, you may want to consider placing wall mirrors in strategic areas to make the place look bigger, without adding glass pane walls.
Materials and Types of Glass
There are many different types of glass panes, like tempered, frosted, and shaped glass. The best way to figure out what you need to bring your dream design to life is to talk to one of the experts at More Than Glass. Call us at 804-746-3086 and we can help you figure out the best design for your needs and layout, and choose the best type of glass for that area. Whether you need insulted glass to keep it warm or cool, or you’re looking to upgrade the whole office with a new sleek look, we have options and over 30 years of experience serving the community.