The reception area is the first contact many clients will have with your business premises. Therefore it needs to be welcoming while making a strong statement about your business brand and values. It is the first chance to make a favorable impression.
When looking at the available options, there are several factors to consider to ensure that the reception table fits with the overall mood of the reception area. Today, we will provide some tips on what to look for in a reception table for your office.
Key Design Questions
When considering the options for reception tables, make sure that you have a clear idea of how it will be used. Ask yourself how many people it needs to accommodate and will they need any equipment other than a computer? Will there be a need for any storage and what sort of height do you want the desk to be?
The answers to these questions will determine the best types of reception tables for the job at hand. Failure to take these factors into account can result in a beautifully designed reception table sticking out like a sore thumb because it doesn’t fit the space or function required.
Space is a major consideration when looking for new office furniture, and the reception area is no different. You will want a reception table that looks well designed, but it also has to fit nicely into the available space. If the table is too big or small, it will create an unbalanced look and create the wrong first impression.
Think about the reaction you are looking to elicit in the visitor, and then you can look at different shapes and materials which will create that impression. Natural wooden finishes always look good, but in some cases, steel or glass tables will better reflect the company image.
Function and Comfort
Before going ahead with a purchase, think about the staff that will be manning the desks. The reception tables will need to be sufficient height to accommodate a comfortable chair and leave enough room for each individual to work.
You will also want to make sure that there is sufficient space and storage available so that the table doesn’t get cluttered throughout the day. Many tables have hidden storage shelves so that relevant documents and files are kept out of sight of visitors, but they are easy to reach when the receptionists need them.
Color and Shape
Each kind of design has pros and cons, so you will need to be clear about what they are before.
For example, black looks very stylish, but it can be hard to keep clean, as can glass-topped desks.
Curved desks are a stylish addition to a reception area, but they take up a lot of space and might not be ideal for smaller reception areas. Cube, L-shaped, and modular desks are versatile in terms of the spaces they can fit in, but they may be too big or create ‘neglected’ areas.
In all cases, you must consider the dimensions of the reception area and the impression you want to make when visitors arrive.