What lobby furniture should you buy? Your reception area furniture should include great seating as well as smaller items including coat racks, umbrella stands and magazine racks. With 45 years of experience in the furniture industry, you know you can trust Hertz Furniture to give you everything you need in the office.
Why is reception furniture important?
Every office needs to have its own character. Your guests and clients are going to understand the character of your company through your reception furniture because that is the first thing they see when they come into your space. When it comes to your office, you only have one chance to make a good first impression, so choose your reception furniture very carefully.
While individual taste is important, you need to keep the purpose of your office in mind. If you're furnishing an executive office, you will probably want to choose pieces that project your professionalism and experience. On the other hand, if you're purchasing for a pediatrician, then Mickey Mouse and Co. just might be the way to go.
How do you choose reception chairs?
One thing every reception area needs is reception seating. Because clients might show up early, it is important to make sure that you choose the most comfortable seating you can find to make every wait a comfortable one. Your guests and clients will definitely appreciate it.
Should I get accent tables?
If you have the space and the budget, you can strategically place some end tables between the chairs so you can promote your company or services with pamphlets or brochures. If you don't have reading material of your own, then you can put out magazines or newspapers so clients can pass the time in an enjoyable way. If you don't have the floor space to spare for end tables, you can try some compact magazine racks and literature stands.
What should I look for in a reception desk?
A well-planned reception desk that takes your secretary's needs into consideration will give your office a big efficiency boost. If your office is the type where clients are constantly coming up to your secretary's desk to ask questions, then a desk with a reception counter is highly recommended. This will ensure the secretary's privacy. For secretaries who work with confidential information, such as medical records or tax forms, a high counter can be crucial.
Something else to look for in reception desks is good storage. That means file drawers, regular drawers, locks, and computer-friendly features. Wire-management grommets in the desktop are a big plus. Your secretary doesn't want a wire-cluttered desktop any more than you do. If you really want to make sure that she gets what she needs, ask her what her preferences are before you do any reception-desk shopping. She's the one who's going to be using it – and she knows what she needs in order to function at maximum efficiency.
What will make my waiting room better?
Now that the basics are covered, you can go on to the smaller details. Umbrella stands can be a really convenient item to have in your reception area. They will keep your other reception furniture from getting wet because your clients had nowhere else to put their dripping umbrellas. Coat racks are great for similar reasons. Another item that might seem trivial but totally isn't is a waste receptacle, a.k.a. trash can. Although these may sound unsightly, they need not be. As a matter of fact, some of them are really quite attractive. If you want to have an eco-friendly office then get some recycle cans for the staff lounge and cafeteria.
If some of this sounds confusing, don't think you're clueless. Choosing office furniture can be quite a challenge. At Hertz Furniture, we have a whole team of design experts ready to help you find the best reception furniture for your needs. Whether you're refurbishing an entire office or just looking to upgrade an existing floor plan, Hertz Furniture will be happy to assist you.
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Lesro also brings you great conference tables and library furniture. Their products are Made in the USA and come with a Limited Lifetime Warranty, so you are guaranteed to enjoy this innovative, high-quality furniture for many years to come. Liven up your reception area, office, conference room or library with the simple elegance of Lesro.
The reception seating experts offer an unbelievable selection of lounge chairs and reception chairs. No matter what size waiting room you have, you can easily find some appropriate reception seating from Lesro. Models are available with and without arms. They can be ordered as individual units or as long rows of attached seats. A selection of fabrics enables you to coordinate lobby chairs with any decor or color scheme for a well-matched professional space.
Reception area furniture is about more than just seating. When visitors come in to your business or institution on a cold or rainy day, they will also need a place to hang their coats. The waiting room is the ideal space for a coat rack because visitors can easily pick up their outerwear as they exit your workspace and won't have to carry around jackets as they hunt for an appropriate place to put them. Lesro coat racks come in both freestanding and wall-mounted models. While free-standing units have a classic old world charm, wall-mounted hooks leave more open floor space.
The versatile design of Lesro chairs makes them a perfect fit for virtually any part of a work space. Swivel office chairs can be used by professionals as they sit at their desks throughout the workday. If you need a temporary solution for seminars or multi-purpose areas, some guest chair models are also stacking chairs, so they can easily be put into storage or transported from place to place.
Great guest chairs will also fit well in a library around some wooden study tables. If you are tired of the same old school library furniture, and are looking for a way to update your space, new library chairs can get the job done. Let students and employees take advantage of comfortable padding and liven up your space with a uniform upholstery hue or some vibrant complementary colors.
In addition to experiencing the reception area, many clients, colleagues and potential donors will spend significant amounts of time in a company's conference room. When negotiating a company merger or long-term contract, you want to make sure that this critical venue has a comfortable yet professional atmosphere. Some attractive and cozy guest seating will keep all meeting attendees properly supported so they can focus on the discussions that are taking place. Appropriate seating will demonstrate the competence and financial stability of your company or institution.
High- and low-back swivel office chairs are also a viable option for conference room seating. They will help meeting attendees find a more comfortable position, as their design promotes flexibility and movement. Casters make office chairs easy to arrange and move around when setting up your space.
Whatever the size of your conference room is, you need a conference table so everyone can lay out notes and important documents. Conference tables come in a number of shapes including racetrack, octagon, boat and oval. Solid wood tables are super sleek and sturdy. They create a serious atmosphere that is conducive to tough negotiations and discussions of critical decisions.
Demonstrate the professional competence and aesthetic sense of your company or institution with reception furniture, conference tables and library furniture from Lesro. The simple elegance of each model can fit a company of any style or size. If you need help narrowing down the choices or choosing the perfect upholstery colors, contact the Hertz Design Center for free project-planning advice.