Expert advice

CREATING YOUR OWN CUSTOM RECEPTION DESK

They say you only have one shot to make a good first impression. When walking into a corporate office, the reception desk is typically the first thing the client sees. In order to leave that lasting impression on customers your reception desk should be attractive and in keeping with your brand.

The process of designing a custom-made reception desk can appear daunting for a buyer. Here at Victoria Furnitures we often get many questions regarding the same and as you can imagine the problem with answering this question is that there are so many option available.

When planning your reception desk design, it is best to have clear objectives that you want your reception desk to meet and the best approach to this is to first forget how it should look, (as that will come later) and focus on the environment your reception desk will be put in and how it will function.

Here are some of the factors to consider.

Height & Size

Higher versus lower reception desks can be a hard decision to make. What you need to keep in mind is that each of these serves a different function from the other. A higher reception desk is best for restaurants who have staff members who are on their feet and on the move. A lower reception desk might offer less privacy but provides a more welcoming feel when working one on one with a customer. The sizing of your custom-built reception desks also depends on how much office space you have.

Storage

You also will need to consider the amount of storage required for your reception desk.  With our made to order desks, we offer as much built-in storage as you need! The layout is designed to be as efficient as possible for both standing and sitting desks. We offer lockable cash drawers and filing cabinet drawers. Working with computers and need cable access ports to keep a neat and tidy surface? No problem!

Materials

When it comes to choosing materials for your Reception Desk, with us the options really are endless. Here is a list of materials that we have compiled to help you narrow down your choice.

Solid Wood, Corian, Marble, Glass, Veneers, Tiles or Concrete, just to name a few.

Also, just because you have to choose a material doesn’t mean you’re stuck with only one, you can get creative and combine two or more materials. For example, white Corian really goes well with walnut veneer. You could also add colorful LEDs on the edges especially at the bottom to give it a futuristic floating effect. It is also important to note the choice of materials is also dependent on the budget you have. So, it’s better to tell us beforehand so that we can advise you on the options that are affordable and won’t compromise your design.  

Design & style

This is the most crucial part of in the creation a reception desk and requires some time to get right. We advise our clients to figure what it is they really want and a good place to start is Pinterest. This will give our designers a starting point to work from. We can easily design for you something that is beautiful, but we want to create something personal to you, and exact to your needs that’s really going to make an impact on your customers.

Accessories

Accessories are what help the reception desk become more functional and improve on its efficiency. Due to the rise of COVID-19 cases and its ease of spread, desk screens have become an essential accessory in most offices as it creates a barrier between the customer and receptionist. Our desk screens are not only stylish but also come in various colors that can be made to match your reception desk. Other accessories include desk grommets, cable managements, monitor arms, desk risers etc.

VISIT OUR SHOWROOM OR CALL US AND TELL US ABOUT THE IDEA YOU HAVE FOR YOUR RECEPTION DESK AND WE’LL BE GLAD TO TURN YOUR VISION INTO A REALITY!

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Victoria Furnitures Ltd is one of the leading suppliers of high quality furniture in East Africa. We are a pioneer in the industry offering the market greater choice, innovative and ergonomic designs as well as environmentally friendly furniture.

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