You may have seen a glass partition door in a shopping mall or office building recently. If not, you most likely will see one soon. Glass doors are becoming popular because they do not obstruct vision and allow for more natural light to enter the building, creating a more inviting atmosphere for customers and employees alike. These doors are most often made out of glass, with solid metal bars running horizontally across the surface on each side of the door. The bar design adds sturdiness and heightens security while still allowing people to see through it. There is no reason that your business cannot benefit from this kind of door as well.
When To Use A Glass Partition Door:
Many businesses require some physical barrier between their staff and customers to maintain professional boundaries. For example, doctors’ offices often retain their client’s privacy by discouraging patients from wandering into the back office or treatment area. Using a glass partition door in conjunction with an open-concept lobby, you can safely guide your customers to wait in one designated area while still maintaining the security of your staff behind a solid barrier. This could also be helpful for shops that allow children to enter because it will enable parents to keep an eye on them without worrying about them trying to sneak around behind displays or racks of clothing.
When To Not Use A Glass Partition Door:
If you plan to install any electronic equipment behind the reception desk, this type of design will not work for you since any obstruction will prevent you from seeing what your customers may need. For example, if you plan to install office phones or computers in the area behind where people sign in (ex: doctors’ offices), this type of design will not work since it will block the equipment and make them difficult to access.
Alterations You Can Make To A Glass Partition Door:
Many glass partition doors can be equipped with an intercom system so that your customers can see who is at the door before deciding whether to come in or not. This way, you can welcome your customers into a warm environment while still maintaining their privacy. Another helpful feature that these doors usually include is that they were automatically open when someone approached them, reducing wait time for everyone involved! They do not have to worry about getting the door open or the receptionist having to get up from their seat. Some people find these doors intimidating or “cold.” If you are one of these customers, then be sure to mention it when talking with your architect! He can install a glass partition door that includes frosted designs on the glass itself, making for an inviting atmosphere while maintaining some level of privacy. You can also ask him to have double doors so that even if there is some frosting on just one side, it will still be transparent enough for you to see out without being too demanding on the eyes overall.
Glass partitions offer some unique benefits that other types of business barriers do not have. They allow vision while still creating some visual barriers and provide additional security for you and your staff. The frosted glass designs are also a welcome addition that can turn an otherwise cold, sterile environment into inviting. Depending on the type of business, many different modifications can be made to suit your needs best.