How to Arrange a Work Reception Area With Little Space

The reception area is one of the most important parts of your office interior. The reception desk communicates to your clients several key things about your business: your values, your culture, and your commitment to professionalism. A poorly arranged work reception area will subtly tell your clients that you don't care about how you present yourself to the world. If you have very little office space, it can be hard to arrange a work reception area. Doing so will require that you economize your space.


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      Measure the space in your reception area. Use a piece of measuring tape to measure the length and width of the space you have to put your furniture in. Measure the length and width of the desk, and then multiply these two numbers together. Subtract the area of the desk from the total reception area. This is what you have left to work with.

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      Position the desk up against the middle of the back wall of the reception area. Place it as close to the wall as you can while leaving the receptionists room to move around behind the desk.

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      Place your art in different locations in the reception area. If you do not have any office art, buy some prints from a well regarded vendor. Buy small prints (less than 50" in length and width) so that all your art can fit into a small areas. Place your art somewhere where it can be seen easily.

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      Arrange your furniture in an economical fashion. Fit the necessary number of chairs into the space provided by lining them up beside walls. Do not include any decorative furniture if you also have to include functional furniture; couches and sofas take up a lot of space.

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      Calculate the amount of space you have remaining after installing the furniture. Use the measuring tape to measure the length and width of the area outside the seating area; multiply the length and width together to get the total area. If there is any space remaining, install decorations, a water cooler, or plants.

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