Give Your Office a Polished Look with Architectural and Glass FinishesAUGUST 13, 2019| SpeedPro
When it comes to your business, the importance of strong interior design for your office is twofold.
For your employees who spend the majority of their day in an office, it’s crucial to create a space that’s functional, visually appealing, stimulating and inviting – all of which promote productivity and efficiency.
At the same time, your office design also sets the tone for your business, telling a story to customers about your brand personality, professionalism and success.
Because an office’s overall aesthetic speaks volumes about the quality and context of a business or brand, more entrepreneurs have been looking to incorporate unique, modern design elements – like architectural and glass finishes – into their work environment.
Here’s how you can merge form and function to give your office a polished look with architectural and glass finishes:
Determine Which Areas Need Extra Privacy
Effortlessly bringing new life into any office, architectural glass signs and finishes are the perfect additions to a modern, upscale look to your space, while also fostering a sense of transparency and openness in the workplace.
At the same time, frosted or etched glass and privacy panes give you some seclusion where you want it – like in meeting rooms or executive offices – without deviating from the same professional, cohesive and high-end aesthetic you’ve created throughout your space.
In order to successfully incorporate architectural and glass finishes throughout your office, it’s important to initially prioritize form over function.
In other words, determine and address the areas of your office you’re looking to keep more private, before worrying about accent walls and other places to include finishes and details that are purely decorative.
By focusing on the rooms and sections of your office where you’re looking to improve privacy, you make sure you get the most out of your design without going overboard.
Find the Right Film and Finish
After nailing down the fundamentals and determining where your privacy walls or accents belong, you can then customize your look by selecting the film and finishing technique for each area.
While different films and finishes elevate your aesthetic and complement the space, each serves a purpose in achieving varying degrees of privacy.
For example, frosted glass signs, screens and walls hold a foggy and matted appearance that lets in light and veils vision – but only partially. By obscuring clear shapes and forms rather than blocking sight altogether allows for limited visibility and moderate privacy.
Frosted, classic satin or slightly tinted glass are all good options for obscuring direct lines of sight into conference rooms and other private areas. Slightly thicker films and finishes are best for more complete coverage or privacy – often used on a building’s exterior to minimize passerby visibility into the office.
Incorporate Colors and Patterns that Invigorate and Inspire
In addition to architectural and glass elements’ functional purpose, you can also incorporate different colors and patterns to help elevate your aesthetic and enhance your environment.
Glass coloration adds creativity and life to areas where it’s installed, and like pieces of art, these panes serve as decorative room embellishments that instantly update your design.
You can add colored detailing and glass films to traditional clear or finished surfaces to incorporate more color and points of interest into a work space. By using colors that match or complement your overall brand aesthetic, you can even enhance your branding within your physical space.
Patterned glass also creates a memorable visual statement in any office. From geometric patterns to lettering, logos or complete images, patterned films let you imprint your vision directly onto glass signs or panes in your office.
Custom finishes, like vertical lines or waves, can also turn your glass’ surface into a patterned work of art itself. Etching and sandblasting are other techniques that can create texture and add one-of-a-kind designs to any glass surface.
Glass-based surface prints provide practical or aesthetic benefits to an indoor space – often simultaneously.
When it comes to adding unique design elements that are as eye-catching as they are utilitarian, architectural and glass finishes are the unparalleled option for upgrading any office space.