The reception area is an integral part of your business. It welcomes the customers, clients, potential clients and even passers by who would one day think of availing the services you offer. Upon entering an establishment, what is the first thing you notice? Why the reception counters of course.
Many buildings, even modern ones, stick to the old 1990’s wooden style reception desks that can make the room look dated and gloomy. It demonstrates how little thought was put in the design and it makes an unwelcoming ambiance to your reception area. These days, a reception desk is more than a desk; it should reflect the style of your company. A traditional company will suit a traditional desk while modern company might choose a modern desk.
HOW TO LOOK FOR THE RIGHT RECEPTION DESK
Designing a reception area should be well planned. The elements should match and take into consideration the space of the room, the clients and aesthetics.
In any situation regarding buying any furniture, you have to think about the size and space of the room first. In the case of reception desks, choose one that does not take up much or too little space. The desk should be the right size for the area and should leave enough room for chairs and other furnishings.
A reception desk should also appeal to the clients who avail your services. Think abut what the clients would like to see upon entering and find something they find pleasant. It should give them the feeling like they would choose something like it and make them feel at home.
A reception area needs more than just a desk. It should have other pieces of furniture and decorative pieces to enhance the room. Make sure that the desk blends with everything in the room or makes it look good even without décor pieces. A reception desk should stand out on its own and still enhance the whole room. The desk serves not only to welcome clients when they sign in but also cater to their other needs.
Aside from functionality, the desk should be comfortable for the employees especially if the job requires them to handle with money, documents or precious belongings. The desk should have storage for packages and should provide distance between the visitor and receptionist. The desk can add to the security in handling delicate merchandise. The staff should be able to easily find things and receive packages from customers in an efficient and professional manner.