We’ve all heard the saying, “You only get one chance to make a first impression.” Of course, it’s been proven true time and time again. When a guest—be it a customer, client, future employee, etc.—enters your office space, the reception area is always the first place they arrive. Your reception station should give off a great first impression. At Unique Concepts, we want to provide you important things to consider when designing a reception station.
- It must be aesthetically pleasing. When visitors arrive, you want your reception station to be warm and welcoming. Use stylish furnishings and decorations that let the visitors know you are glad they are there.
- Place it facing the door but far enough away so it’s not crowding the space. Social distancing requirements are important, but even before that, businesses have positioned their reception stations a little farther from the front door. That’s because you don’t want guests to feel crowded in and behind a barrier.
- Design it based on the receptionist’s duties. Stations need to be clean and uncluttered. If a receptionist has other duties besides greeting visitors, make sure the necessary equipment doesn’t overcrowd the station. Be certain it has adequate storage space for files, deliveries, and outgoing packages.
- Focus on your branding. Use your station to reflect your business’s brand by incorporating logos, color schemes, and other marketing materials.
- Use appropriate lighting. Based on your business, be certain the lighting at your reception station properly matches. A doctor’s office treating patients with migraines and ailments shouldn’t have a reception station with bright lights.
- Make it ADA compliant. There are certain requirements for all small businesses that involve the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). You can read those here.
For more tips and ideas on designing your reception station, contact us at Unique Concepts. We have been making top-quality custom office furniture here in North Carolina since 1994. We are here to help you with all of your office needs.