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How a Good Reception Desk Can Transform Your Lobby

June 08, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 286

The lobby is the first room your customers, clients, and employees walk into when entering your business establishment and therefor is arguably the room that holds the most importance when it comes to interior design. Since this is the first point of contact for your visitors, the design of your reception room can make a huge impact on how your business is perceived. If they do not have a positive first impression of your business, this may influence them to go to a competitor or have them leaving with a negative opinion of your company. While other factors can influence a customer's perception such as customer service, level of comfort, etc., design has long been known to be an influential determinant of the appeal of any home or office space. In order to create a positive and welcoming environment, it is best to look towards updating the piece of furniture that will stand out the most, the reception desk.

A reception desk is likely to be the first piece of furniture your visitors will come in contact with before taking a seat to wait to be seen. This will be the first chance you have to give off a positive first impression to your visitors and to wow them. It will also set the tone for the rest of their visit. It may even be seen through windows or a glass door by people passing by. These same people may think to use your business one day when they require the service you offer. Essentially this is the face of your organization, this is where your visitor will schedule appointments, where they will first come into contact with a receptionist, where they will have their first encounter with your business. A pleasing reception desk will set the tone for what the visitor can expect to follow. Too often customers are greeted by an outdated desk with an uninspiring design, which in turn makes the whole room drab and dreary.

Purchasing an attractive reception desk is the first step towards transforming your reception room, however it is also essential to keep it clean and uncluttered to complete the transformation. If your reception station is messy and cluttered, this will defeat the purpose of purchasing nice furniture in the first place and will portray an unprofessional image of your company. A clean desk will show that your company is organized, professional, efficient, and methodical.

Modern reception desks are available in attention grabbing, bold designs that are durable and completely functional. They are available in a range of different wood finishes, perfect for matching up pre-existing furniture that you may already have such as reception chairs or reception tables. Purchasing a reception desk with plexi glass is a quick and easy way to give your desk a contemporary design. Modular units are also available that have separate pieces of desk so you can change the look of your room at the drop of a hat, also convenient for relocating. This also always for the ability to add onto the desk at a later date if needed.

While it may seem that updating your current reception desk will be an unnecessary expense, consider it an investment in your company and an essential cost that will be worthwhile for years to come. Although wooden reception desks will set you back, there are cheaper and durable alternatives available such as thermofused melamine or plywood construction which will make your purchase more affordable. These desks will also last you for years to come, making the initial cost seem worth it when you break it down over the years. Whether you are looking to update your office or create a more inviting environment, a good reception desk can transform your lobby for the better and may ultimately bring you more business.

Chelsea Alves is the marketing manager for, a company with more than 30 years experience in the office seating and office furniture industry. Dedicated to finding the best chairs for you, at the best price possible, with the best customer service available. For more information on high quality reception furniture please visit

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