Most of us are aware that first impressions count in business and that it is often made within ten seconds of either meeting someone or walking through the reception door. That’s why it’s important your reception design reflects how you want visitors to perceive your business.
Is your reception area a true reflection of your organisation? Is it open and inviting? Does it demonstrate the organisation and style of your business and project your company values? Is there a comfortable area for visitors to wait? More often than not your reception area is the first and last point of contact for visitors to your business. With the right reception design, space planning and furniture you could maximise it’s potential and project a professional image that could be essential to the success of your company.
The task of redesigning your reception area might seem overwhelming, but with knowledge and guidance from the experts it can be easier than you think…
Our reception design service starts with a detailed consultation, taking into account the limitations of the space, the flow of foot traffic, accessibility and the number of staff using the area. We also consider the impact Building Regulations will have on the area, especially with regard to the DDA (Disability Discrimination Act). Our reception design will incorporate all aspects needed to ensure full compliance. Consideration is also given to lighting, flooring, furniture, décor and security.
A key feature of this area is the reception desk and it’s location. Is it currently situated in the best place? As part of the consultation process we will establish what role the reception desk plays, what IT requirements are needed, how many people does it need to accommodate at any one time. Generally the reception desk performs two essential roles, to visitors it should reflect the company’s image and style, to the receptionist it needs to be a fully functional workstation. The overall height of the desk should provide privacy but at the same time remain welcoming. A combination of high and low level counters will help to ensure that it is DDA compliant. A good reception area needs to be designed with the user and the visitors’ comfort and needs in mind. If your reception area is located with direct access to the exterior of the building, the desk should be positioned where it won’t be vulnerable to drafts in the winter. It should also be situated so that the receptionist has a clear view of all visitors.
From a new desk to a complete reception refurbishment, we are confident that we can deliver an exceptional reception design to suit your needs.
You don’t have to have a huge budget to achieve great results, with intelligent use of furniture, colour and finishes you’d be surprised at what can be achieved…