A reception area is normally the first impression a visitor will get of your business. Often the importance of this is overlooked and many reception areas can look tired and dreary. I’m sure this is not the impression you want to give potential and long-standing customers. Yet many businesses fail to take this into account and they let what should be a welcoming, comfortable and professional space turn into a tired, uninviting experience. This not only has a negative affect on your visitors but can also affect staff morale.
A successful reception area takes a little more time and planning than a standard office. Selecting the right furniture will make a difference in terms of overall welcoming feel and how the impression you are presenting fits in with your corporate image. Reception furniture isn’t always cheap, which is why it is essential to carry out plenty of research to ensure you get it right first time. Good quality reception furniture will not only look good but will be built to last. Whilst it may cost a little more initially, in the long run you will receive a better return on your investment.
Deciding on a bespoke solution will ensure that everything from design to build will work for your business and will provide that welcoming, professional look you are after. Here at E & M Services we specialise in the design and manufacture of reception desks and counters. For years we have been providing a bespoke design service incorporating a detailed site survey and 3D CAD imagery. This allows you to see exactly what your end design will look like. This is something you will not get when purchasing an off the shelf product. It may look good in store, but may not be the right match for your reception area.
Finding a company that can provide you with the complete package will add value to your purchase as in-storage solutions can be added along with matching work stations and display cabinets. The most important thing from a financial aspect is that your reception refurbishment lasts for years. At E&M we have been providing quality, bespoke long lasting bespoke furniture for a wide range of businesses, including schools, small to medium businesses and local authorities.
If you are interested in a free design consultation to discuss your requirements, contact us now!
Here are a few tips which will help you plan for your new bespoke reception remodel:
Plan: Get an idea on what sort of feel will be suitable. Get together all relevant room measurements and where windows and doors are situated.
Ask: Your receptionists and people that work at your “front of house” may have specific needs or suggestions that will make their job more comfortable. A more comfortable and happier employee is a more productive one. They will also embrace the change if they have had some input in the design.
Collaborate: Work with a company that will listen to your ideas and will design the furniture to your requirements. Also, don’t be offended if they make suggestions or point out that something will not work. A professional bespoke furniture provider, like ourselves, will listen but also use all our experience to ensure we create the right solution for you.
Plan Again: Whilst the aim of any renovation is to cause as little disruption as possible, no doubt there will be some disruption. By planning, any disruption can be kept to a minimum.
Enjoy: Finally, everyone’s hard work will be paid off. Its time for you, your staff and visitors to enjoy your new reception area for years to come!