Rethinking Classrooms for Function and Lighting

Many studies have shown that the environment we spend most of our time in affects our thoughts and feelings. Those who focused on the effect of the school environment on students found that glass room dividers can directly affect the learning ability of children when used instead of traditional walls and doors.

How Light Affects Learning and Health

Human bodies are affected by light in some interesting ways. A few minutes of full sun exposure on your skin can produce enough Vitamin D to meet your body’s daily needs. When blue light enters your eyes, a direct link is made to your brain.

The brain activates an inner switch that controls cognitive performance and releases hormones that increase alertness and learning abilities. When exposed to natural light, students missed fewer school days due to illness and had better dental health.

Daylighting Design for the Benefit of Students and Staff

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In daylighting design, natural light is provided to schools or they are renovated so that they provide more natural light than they did previously. Students benefit from this type of design, but staff also benefit, and movable walls like ours add more functionality to the classroom.

In order to ensure complete effectiveness, the following need to be in place:

  • The daylighting plan must offer better light than electrical illumination.

  • Uncontrolled and direct sunlight must be eliminated.

  • Rely on windows to add light.

  • The plan should be implemented in high-use areas.

It is less expensive to use natural light instead of electricity. Direct sunlight is often blocked from entering classrooms and staff rooms by blinds. Rather than letting natural light flood a room, installing glass allows it to diffuse while entering.

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Multi-Purpose School Rooms

A glass privacy wall can transform any classroom, staff room, or cafeteria into a multifunctional space with a single slider. Staff rooms can be divided into two parts to accommodate breaks and meetings, for example. Student and staff cafeterias can be separated to accommodate both groups. The gym area can be divided into multiple sections by sliding room dividers, and then rented out for special events if the school wishes to generate more revenue.

Customized Interior Solutions for Every School

There is nothing like the clean, modern look of glass. Space Plus has installed glass doors, walls, and other dividers in hundreds of educational facilities, and because we own the entire process, we ensure your input at every step. Choosing from a wide selection of latches, locks, frame finishes, and glass types gives you the ultimate in functionality and choice. Adding glass to your school’s design can bring many benefits; find out more by contacting 1-888-869-1850.


Essential Installations for Your Next Renovation Project

Updating your current office to maintain value, or to put it on the market for the maximum return on investment is a smart move. But where do you start? We’ve compiled options for you to consider as you prepare for an office renovation.

Where do you Start with an Office Remodel Project?

If you’ve been working out of your current office for a decade (or more) there are surely dated rooms that could use a fresh look. Having a process in place can keep you sane and help you stay on track. We suggest you start with a budget. Outline the wishlist of things you want to be done, draft a timeline and start contacting the support team(s) you need to make sure you have the scope and means available. You might immediately see you’ve bitten off more than you can chew. In that case, you can realign to focus on specific things that fit your budget and priorities, and will provide the most profit. 

What Office Improvements Add the Most Value?

Experts always recommend that you begin with what will improve operation and workflow. What gets used the most? While this can be expensive, it also can provide the most value. Other tips include simplifying the space, keeping the palette neutral, and gaining things like natural light and flexibility. Often when clients utilize SpacePlus, we see rooms opened up to let more light in with glass room dividers in lieu of traditional wood doors or drywall. 

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How to Organize Your Office Renovation

Design, plan, reach out to contractors, compare quotes… the to-do list can seem never-ending! One thing that’s great about utilizing SpacePlus in your remodel is that there won’t be permits required, and in most cases, we can handle the installation for you! While you might be tempted to focus on mere cosmetic quick changes, be sure to consider the bigger picture. It might be smart to have an inspector check your renovation space for major layout updates. 

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Best Bets for Interior Finishes

Knowing current styles and trends may help keep your office space rented. Even if it isn‘t your taste, it might be that of your future company. You might want to add room dividers to create a bonus meeting room or office where one didn’t exist. Modernize your space with clean lines that anyone can appreciate to stand out from other office spaces on the market!

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Help With Your Renovation Process

We are so excited to have the opportunity to work with you to bring your dream office to life and add value to your property. There are countless reasons we are the industry leader in interior glass door solutions, but the Top 10 reasons are on our website here! With expert representatives ready to walk you through every detail of your installation process, you can rest easy knowing that SpacePlus is on the job. Call us directly at 888.988.5033 or connect with us directly on our website here