One of the things to remember when looking for a desk to use in a reception area is that this isn’t a regular office desk. It’s the first desk your customers and clients see when they walk in the door so it’s important that it makes a good impression. Because there are so many options out there, we researched some of the best-sellers and most popular brands to put together this buying guide. First, let’s look at some key features.
Finish: While most of these desks are made of laminate or melamine, they are available in a range of colors and styles. You’ll find various wood finishes as well as more neutral colors like black and white.
Shape: There are a few different shapes that show up in our list. Some are simply rectangular while others are more rounded. If you want something with more space, we found some great L-shaped options as well.
Drawers/Shelves: Storage in these desks varies quite a bit. Some of these pieces don’t have much at all while others have multiple shelves, additional file cabinets, or locking drawers. What you need depends on the kind of work this desk will support.
Pieces: Most of these are one piece. Yes, these desks might have four different pieces connected together to make one large desk, but it’s still one large desk. There is one product we found that has a separate file cabinet, though.
Size: Obviously, size is important because this desk will need to fit in a certain space in your place of business. Make sure you have enough room that both your receptionist and customers have enough room to move around.
Warranty: Warranties vary a bit for these products but, for the most part, they’re pretty good! There are a few that are covered for upwards of 10 years and even a handful that come with a lifetime guarantee!
Now that you know a little more about what to look for, let’s take a look at our reception desk review. Here’s the deal. If you’re in a hurry, don’t worry. We put our top and budget picks right at the top of the list so you can see the range of products available. Stick around if you can, all of these items are different and you never know which one is right for you! Ready to get started? Let’s go!