Making efficient use of our office space has gained more importance in recent years, mostly because day by day they get packed with chaos due to the rise of workload, employee numbers and different needs/wants of employees in the work environment. New offices are opening every day, more start-ups, companies open new branches or individuals build in-home study areas. While open space offices with shared desks/areas are highly popular, analysts started mentioning the appearance of a new need in an office: smaller specific private areas obtained with the use of room dividers.
You might want to use the space more wisely and increase flexibility for employees as you redesign your office in light of this new trend. Whit this in mind, the abandonment of the traditional concept of “building walls” is required, for the sake of allowing transparency and free passage among different areas. While all this may sound hard to achieve, it’s not that big a deal if you consider dividing the space by using separator panels. Separators as room dividers are used as a partition, but at the same time, they can add a decorative touch to your interior design. Here’s a list of benefits you’ll have when you use separator panels to increase office space efficiency.
Installing room dividers is easier and less time-consuming
The wall takes time to measure and construct, whereas a panel is ready today. You just need to adjust it to the measurements of your space. Plus, it might be hard to take permission to build a wall inside certain spaces (for example, if you’re in a rented office) whereas, with room dividers, you don’t have such problems.
Privacy and interactivity are achieved at the same time
If you keep the panel open, you allow transition from one part to another, airflow, light flow, etc. Keep it closed if you have to get some work done, and it’s as if you’re somewhere else and alone. This even impacts the overheads in a positive way, because by allowing the airflow among all areas, you might cut off your heating and lighting expenses. Furthermore, this marks a creative solution for home offices as well, if you don’t want to shut off an entire space but keep children away from your work area.
A wall is permanent, whereas a partition system is temporary and flexible to use
Once you build a wall, it’s not that easy to tear it down whenever you get bored or want to change the layout. However, a separator panel practically can be used in a variety of different ways and locations at different times, be readjusted, and relocated according to changing preferences. Contrary to a standard wall, sliding panels can be tucked away when not used, thus invading less space.
A separator panel served as a decorative interior design piece
Match with your furniture and decorate by applying different types of materials (glass, wood, lacquer, leather). It’s not only unique and stylish but also elegant to use big proportionate separator panels in your space. Bear in mind that a tall divider adds height and proportion to the interior layout. Such separators can also work as a perfect concealer to hide and mask the deficiencies of the place (such as a kitchenette, or a corner full of files). You may also consider using bookshelves, curtains, and glass doors as a decorative portable divider but they are not as durable and strong as a panel, therefore carrying the risk of falling down or creating unforeseen accidents.
If you’re on board to divide up your office and make a better, more efficient change, check out our products that are perfectly fitted for this cause: Titano System, Zefiro System, Marechiaro Sliding System, Altopiano Sliding System, Maestrale System.