Literature Display Racks
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Literature Display Racks & Office Furniture for Your Reception Area.

8 Pocket Brochure Rack

Reception Chairs

Conference Tables

Reception Desks



Tips on furnishing your reception area
Reception Desks
You'll need a number of different items to furnish your reception area. A logical progression is to start with the large items and fill in with the smaller items. Start with the reception desk, then go to reception and ergonomic chairs, and then to accent tables and literature and magazine racks.

First consider your reception desk and its style and shape. Do you need an L-shape, a U-shape, rectangular, or even curved desk? How do you know if a reception desk will fit? What direction will it face? An easy method is to mark the overall footprint of the desk on the floor with masking tape. This will give you a good idea of space around the desk for both the user and for patients and guests, as you can walk around the desk and get a feel for the spacing and how traffic will move around it. It will also give you an idea of the receptionist's sightlines out the door, through windows, into the waiting room area, down hallways, etc. as well as the position of the desk relative to the view of your guests. If possible, you want your reception desk positioned so that it is symmetrical or balanced in the view of the visitor instead of at an odd angle or partially obstructed.

Reception Chairs
Reception Chairs
You don't know how many reception chairs you need? One method is to fill your space -- don't leave any open areas. This makes your reception area look full and gives guests and patients plenty of places to sit without sitting right next to someone else. It also makes it look like you have a greater potential number of guests and patients since your waiting room has such high seating capacity. This waiting room looks like it can sometimes be a very busy place in a successful business, but it is calm and roomy for most visitors due to the abundance of seating. Another method is to actually calculate how many visitors per hour your office will process and order a corresponding number of guest chairs plus slightly more. This is the most economical option, and it provides an open appearance, but it also means your guests will be more tightly packed and you risk times when you unexpectedly don't have quite enough chairs.
Ergonomic Chairs for your receptionist and office staff
Ergonomic Chairs
Choose chairs with plenty of ergonomic adjustments. The more adjustments available to the user the more likely the chair can adapt to that person's body shape and varying tasks throughout the day. A gas lift height adjustment is a universal standard. Look for more advanced features such as a knee-tilt mechanism (a knee-tilt shifts the pivot point of the tilt forward toward the user's knees so that the chair dips at the hip area when tilted instead of the usual tilt center post, which raises the legs, and cuts off circulation), adjustable arms (both height and width adjustment), and adjustable lumbar support.
Literature, magazine racks, end tables, coffee tables
Literature Display Racks
Finally, fill in your reception area with literature and magazine racks, end tables and coffee tables to hold magazines, brochures, lamps, guest phones, and other items. You'll want to organize your magazines and brochures, so literature and magazine racks are important. If you are a medical office you probably have many brochures and pamphlets covering common ailments, conditions, or procedures. These brochures can be displayed on wall-mounted racks or in rotary racks that can spin within a small footprint to display a large volume of material. General magazines for patients and visitors can also be displayed on wall-mount racks or on free-standing display stands. These magazine racks keep your reception area looking neater and discourage visitors from tossing magazines on chairs. Magazine racks are offset to display several titles so the visitor can browse and select a magazine.

When ordering reception room furniture don't forget about other office furniture needs for your office. This is a good time to take advantage of quantity discounts and coordinate colors at the same time. Office desks, conference tables, bookcases, lateral files, and lab stools are just a few of the items you may need for other parts of the office.