When considering reception area building design, think about the costs and practicalities for your location. The facilities needed for a GP’s waiting room will be different from those for a corporate office. An accountancy practice might also prefer different aesthetics and amenities for their clients.
These issues are straightforward, but it’s a good idea to consider all your design options before making any financial commitment. There are many different options available, so it’s a good idea to explore all your choices.
These are the factors which affect designs of this type:
- Cost: A good upgrade can be achieved for a relatively small outlay. Cost can also be offset to a degree by the value that the upgrade provides. New amenities, exterior presentation and branding can all draw customers and clients to your business.
- Site functionality: Your layout and design will vary according to your needs. Most reception rooms include a common waiting space, a desk, and access to individual rooms like offices and conference spaces. Your site may also include public facilities like washrooms or change rooms, which will also need to be factored into your design.
- Presentation: Your presentation can be a mix of modern and traditional, or both. When considering your aesthetics, think about:
- Integrating onsite facilities
- Marketing and showcasing your products/services
- Privacy and creating a welcoming environment
- Sales facilities, if appropriate, in the reception space
Design consultants can:
- Offer you a very broad range of design choices (Choosing your design can be a lot of fun, too.)
- Control costs
- Solve onsite issues like access, amenities and facilities
- Deliver a full design package on a scalable basis