You spend hours looking around, website after website looking for that perfect reception desk for your business lobby. It’s important to you because you want to make a good first impression when customers come to visit. After all your sweat, indecision and questions, you finally find one that you like. You plop down your credit card and have it shipped. You receive it finally! It’s in a million pieces but you don’t care because you had nothing to do all day Saturday anyway. You put it together after much trial and error. You’re set. On Monday your receptionist tells you it looks great, but she needs a scouch more room, so you pull it away from the wall a few more inches and the side panel pops off. YOU WANT TO DIE!
A blind women (who we will call Sheena), while completing her manicure, was asked to choose the polish color she preferred. Being unable to make the selection on her own, she turned to a fellow patron and asked; “Which color do you prefer? Ballet Slippers or Adorable”? “Definitely the Ballet Slippers” the woman replied. “Why”? Sheena inquired. “Because it’s elegant,” the patron responded.
- Avoid Clutter; clutter makes your reception area appear smaller
- Use multifunctional office furniture pieces (conserves space)
- Scale office reception furniture to work with size of space (don’t waste space with furniture that eats space)
- Make use of awkward spaces for storage (space conservation)
- Choose functional office reception furniture rather than nonperforming pieces (make your reception desk and other pieces function to tasks)
- Utilize natural light wherever possible (light makes spaces appear larger)
- Use light colors on furniture...
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In this new age, modern-minded people are changing the way they approach buying products. It’s no secret: brick-and-mortar stores are closing, as are entire shopping malls. People are buying everything from footwear to real estate online. They want the ease of buying from trusted sources from the comfort of their living rooms.
With so many opportunities to buy modern office furniture out there, why should you select this one? I can give you seven fool-proof reasons inspired by companies just like yours.
Over the years we have listened to the concerns of thousands of company owners, designers and do-it-yourselfers looking to design a modern reception area, conference room or executive office. The takeaways for you are invaluable. Whatever your concerns, chances are they’ve been asked. Here we have listed seven most common.
What makes this list even more ...
The type of innovation people bypass most frequently is design innovation. The way things look, and feel can be just as important as their intended function. If you perceive function as the only way to move forward, you are missing a grand opportunity!
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