Keep calm and reduce sound.
A workspace should be a bustling atmosphere full of activity and energy. While the space should be an invigorating center for collaboration and communication, at any given time, an employee should also be able to tune out the daily hustle around them and complete their tasks.
We have previously discussed task-based, activity-based, and open-based designs in our blogs. Noise reduction in an office space is critical to the success of any of these designs. Controlling office acoustics doesn’t need to involve a redesign! Introducing a few core products into the workspace will help with the dispersal of sound throughout any space.
Architectural walls are a sound investment for any space, especially those that are in non-permanent spaces. Not only are these walls easily transported from location to location as needed, but they also prevent sound leakage. These wall systems are versatile and contribute to the overall design of the workspace. The glass is thin yet sound resistant, and the sleek metal hardware adds a contemporary finish. Other materials like chalkboard, cork, or fabric can add additional functionally. Walls can be blocked into the center of a workspace to create a central meeting space or can be strategically parallel to the outermost walls defining specific office spaces.
An even more mobile option is screens like the Lite Wall. Through a system of magnets, these lightweight screens can easily be broken down and repositioned for on-the-spot meetings or when heads-down work is required in a specific area. Screens come in varying sizes and color combinations to complement any workplace design.
Panels may seem like a clunky and unattractive option for sound reduction, but when utilized thoughtfully, they can be an attractive feature in any workspace design. Panels will help absorb or redirect sound throughout the space and can be artfully placed into cohesive designs to create a nontraditional version of an architectural wall.
Consider boosting your workplace’s productivity through the use of office acoustics. Inside the Lines has access to some of the best North American vendors and can help you identify the best solution for your workplace. Get in touch or visit our experience showroom today!