BEFORE YOU BUY RECEPTION DESK FURNITURE: KNOW YOUR OPTIONS!
Wood Veneer $$-$$$: A thin piece of real/natural wood affixed to a wood composite material. Real wood reception area furniture communicates the ultimate in richness and status. Virtually everyone can appreciate the natural beauty of real wood office furniture. Please keep in mind, veneer surfaces are delicate. Nicks and scratches will result if not handled with care.
Laminate $-$$: A thin piece of man-made plastic made to resemble real/natural wood affixed to a wood fiber composite material. Laminate is very resistant to scratches, water stains, and heat. The print quality of laminate often makes it indistinguishable to the untrained eye, and is a much smarter option when shopping for affordable lobby furniture on a budget.
Other $-$$$: Additional popular office furniture finishes to consider include a glass reception desk or metal reception table, if you want a modern or industrical aesthetic.
STYLE & CONFIGURATION OPTIONS
The modern reception desk comes in so many shapes and sizes!
Configurations: A single straight reception counter, L shaped reception desk, and a round reception desk or curved reception desk are the most common. Then add supplementary pieces like office cabinets and bookshelves.
Desktop shape: Straight-front or Bow-front with modesty is most common, and there are a multitude of options for your reception counter (also called the reception station "gallery"). These options include various heights for different levels of privacy, as well as the materials involved which can include wood or laminate, metal, glass, and marble.
Sizes: Most product lines offer a range of sizes from a small reception desk to much larger office lobby furniture in order to adapt to the square footage of your office.
Storage: There are always plenty of storage options you can add to your reception desk design, based on your needs. This can include drawers, cabinets, shelves, closets, etc.
Style: It’s the details about your reception station that truly speaks volumes. Many lines offer a great deal of personalization options including: Finish, drawer handles, post-legs, desktop edge style, and glass accent options for modesty panels and storage doors.
KEEPING A COMMON DESIGN FLOW THROUGH YOUR OFFICE
If you’re looking to furnish an entire floor rather than just one room, keep in mind that many brands have full office furniture collections that include private offices, conference tables, and reception desks for sale.