Office desks are one of the most important pieces of furniture in your entire company work space. They have the potential to create a great first impression which will keep clients coming. Whether furnishing for a school office, medical center or executive suite, you're sure to make a positive impact with office reception desks from Hertz Furniture.
What distinguishes a reception desk from a regular executive desk is the raised transaction counter. Many administrative assistants and receptionists work in the middle of the waiting room or the lobby. It can be quite challenging for them to be productive with people constantly coming in and out of their workspace throughout the day. The transaction counter creates a bit more privacy, so it is easier for receptionists to get their work done.
A raised counter can also serve a number of functional purposes. Many transaction counters have letter organizers behind them which provide an excellent place to put prescriptions or transcripts that people are coming to pick up in the near future. Having everything ready when the client comes in demonstrates professionalism and organization. The transaction counter also provides a comfortable surface for patients and clients who need to fill-out forms.
There are a number of important considerations in any office desk purchase which apply to office reception desks as well. The number of pedestals and the arrangement of drawers in them determines how much can be stored in the desk. It is especially important for a receptionist to have enough space in the desk for everything that is needed so there is easy access to anything that clients might ask for.
All pedestals have some combination of box drawers and file drawers. Box drawers can store just about anything, but are often used for larger office supplies. File drawers enable professionals to keep all important forms, documents and papers organized. Although they are not always part of the pedestals, pencil drawers are another feature to look for. They provide the perfect space for pens, pencils, staples, scissors and other small office supplies. You may choose either a one- or two-pedestal desk depending on your storage needs and space.
In the modern office, computer-friendly furniture is essential. Virtually every professional has a computer at their desk, so it is important to make sure that it is arranged to accommodate any accessories that are needed, whether a laptop or desktop is being used. Wire-management grommets are an important feature to look for because they enable you to route cables away from the desk surface. This reduces clutter and maintains a professional appearance in the workplace.
You also want to make sure that the work surface is arranged to support all of the components of a desktop computer. The surface has to be large enough for a keyboard and a mouse in addition to the monitor. Alternatively, you may choose a model with a pullout keyboard tray which facilitates proper typing posture and leaves more open space on the worksurface. Even when there is a computer on the desk, it is still important to have extra space to write things down by hand when necessary.
Choosing an office reception desk isn’t just about the functional features. Because the reception desk is the first thing everyone sees when they walk into your workspace, you want to make sure that the desk style reflects the image of your company. Make sure to choose wood stains that coordinate with other furniture in your reception area and produce an attractive visual effect. Drawer pulls and other accents also contribute to the style of an office desk and the image that it projects.
No matter what your budget or style is, Hertz Furniture has the reception desk you need to create an attractive professional image. Our models come from leading office furniture manufacturers including DMI, Mayline, High Point and ABCO. Many of our models are part of whole office furniture collections so you can coordinate your entire workspace. You can’t go wrong by investing in an elegant office reception desk from Hertz Furniture.
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DMI Pimlico Left Reception Desk
Napoli Reception Desk with Two Pedestals
Reception Office Desk - Right Return & Panel
R Reception L-Shaped Office Desk-Full Pedestal
Mayline Reception Left Handed Office Desk
Unity Reception Center Left Return Two Pedestals
DMI Pimlico Right Reception Desk
Napoli Reception Desk
Reception Office Desk- Left Return & Panel
L Reception L-Shaped Office desk-Full Pedestal
Right Reception Office Desk with Keyboard tray
Mayline Reception Right Handed Office Desk
Unity Reception Center Right Return Two Pedestals
Left Reception Office Desk with KB Tray