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Nov 22 2017
The Complete Guide to Waiting Room Seating

| Office Seating, Waiting Rooms

Whether you’re outfitting a small or large waiting room, your choices in reception seating are vast and varied. So where do you begin? This guide to waiting room seating explains your choices in reception seating and will help you decide which options will work the best in your office.

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Aug 9 2017
Get the Look for Less: Waiting Room Design on a Budget

| How To Instructions, Office Design, Waiting Rooms

Depending on the size of your front lobby and the type of business you're running, outfitting the waiting room can become an expensive task. You'll need a statement reception desk to use as the focal point in the room, occasional tables and décor to make the space feel professional and, of course, the right seating to keep your guests comfortable while they wait. Whether you're furnishing a large lobby or a little waiting area, here's how you can get the look you want in your reception area without busting your budget.


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Aug 8 2017
The Complete Guide to Reception Desks

| Waiting Rooms

Your reception desk is the centerpiece of your office’s waiting room. As such, it’s important to find one that will make your guests feel welcomed and make your receptionists feel comfortable all day. Unsure of what to look for in your new waiting room desk? Read on to discover what you should consider and how to make the best choices for your business.


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July 19 2017
How to Set Up Modular Waiting Room Seating

| Office Chairs, Office Design, Waiting Rooms

The benefit to modular guest seating for waiting areas is the ability to configure and reconfigure the chairs in tables in a seemingly endless number of ways. How do you decide which configurations will be best for your reception area? Take a look at the most common configuration types to determine what style will work best for your needs.


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June 27 2017
How to Keep Guests Connected in Your Waiting Room

| Office Design, Waiting Rooms

Sitting in a reception area for a long period of time while waiting for an appointment usually isn’t any fun for most people. While offering reading materials and refreshments is a great way to keep guests comfortable while they wait, the majority of visitors would probably prefer to pass the time by using their mobile devices for reading articles, surfing social media and playing games. Here are some ways you can facilitate smart phone and tablet usage in your office’s waiting area.


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June 14 2017
The Complete Guide to Waiting Room Furniture

| Waiting Rooms

Outfitting a waiting room is easier said than done. Whether it’s a small reception area or a huge lobby, you’ll need to determine your guest population and cater to their needs as well as the needs of your front desk staff. Here’s what you should consider before selecting your new waiting room furniture.


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June 12 2017
How to Set Up a Reception Room

| How To Instructions, Office Design, Waiting Rooms

A reception room, also referred to as a waiting room, welcomes guests, clients, patients and other visitors to your office or facility. Typically the very first room that visitors encounter, reception areas are the rooms responsible for shaping any individual’s first impression of an office’s space and culture, thereby making them quite important in the grand scheme of things. After all, most research seems to conclude that first impressions last.

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June 6 2017
Collection Spotlight: NBF Signature Series Riverside Waiting Room Furniture

| Collection Spotlights, Waiting Rooms

Comfort is the key to making a positive impression on visitors in your office's waiting room. That's why our exclusive NBF Signature Series Riverside collection is designed with connectivity and modularity in mind. Learn a little more about this modern reception seating in this collection spotlight. 


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May 9 2017
The Benefits of Providing Hip Chairs in Your Healthcare Waiting Room

| Healthcare, Waiting Rooms

Concerned for patients that have a hard time getting into and out of the guest chairs in your medical waiting room? Consider adding hip chairs to your reception area, especially if your healthcare facility sees geriatric, orthopedic and pregnant patients on a regular basis.


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Mar 7 2017
How Do I Modernize My Waiting Room?

| Office Design, Waiting Rooms

As the first point of contact for your customers, your waiting room should reflect your business’s brand and make guests feel immediately welcome. For most offices, that means incorporating a clean, modern look into the space that will leave a positive impression. A show-stopping reception desk with a custom-built look can do just the trick.


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Mar 6 2017
How to Create a Welcoming Reception Area

| How To Instructions, Waiting Rooms

First impressions matter. That’s why creating a waiting room that accurately reflects your business and invites guests to enjoy the space is crucial to the overall design of the office. As the first point of contact for many of your potential clients or customers, your reception area is sure to say a lot about your company. Here are few ways to ensure that your waiting room is not only professional and reflective of your company’s identity, but also welcoming.


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Jan 9 2017
How to Design a Modern Waiting Room

| How To Instructions, Office Design, Waiting Rooms

Designing a waiting room in a modern style can be a daunting task no matter how small or large your space may be. After all, your reception area is often the first image that guests will have of your organization, so making a positive impression in this room is absolutely vital. Here’s what you should add to your space if you’re looking to achieve a truly modern look in your lobby.


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Dec 28 2016
How to Design a Doctor’s Office Waiting Room

| Healthcare, Waiting Rooms

When designing a waiting room for your doctor’s office, your first concern is probably the cleanability and safety of the reception area, and that’s a good thing. Patient and caregiver health should always come first when designing any space in a medical facility, but that isn’t to say that the aesthetics of the space should be ignored. A well-designed doctor’s office waiting room should make patients and their families feel comfortable and more at ease, given the nervous and frightened feelings many get simply from being in a healthcare facility. Here’s how to design your healthcare waiting room to be aesthetically pleasing and comfortable for patients and their families.


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Dec 27 2016
How to Make Guests Feel Welcome in Your Waiting Room

| Office Design, Waiting Rooms

We’ve said before and we’ll say it again—first impressions are everything. Because the first impression of your business most guests and clients get is that of your waiting room, it’s important to design the space in a way that will make everyone feel welcomed. Here are just a few tips you can take to make the people in your lobby feel at home.


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Dec 14 2016
How to Design a Waiting Room That Will Make a Lasting Impression

No matter what type of business you work in, the design of the space can drastically affect the impression visitors, clients and employees get of your business. They say first impressions are everything, and the first place the people who enter your building will typically see is the waiting room. Do your business a favor and make that first impression matter by following these simple tips.


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Dec 6 2016
8 Things You Need to Design a Waiting Room That Wows

| Office Design, Waiting Rooms

It’s easy to create a waiting room that will wow your guests and clients without going over budget. Make a stylish first impression with these simple additions.


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Nov 16 2016
3 Problems the Right Reception Desk Can Solve

| Office Desks, Waiting Rooms

Your business’s waiting room is almost always its first impression on visitors. Shouldn’t it make a good one? Everyone deserves a beautiful office, whether your business is struggling to stick to a tight budget or to find enough storage space for everyone. Whatever your problem in the waiting room may be, you can bet there’s a reception desk that will help solve it.


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Apr 20 2016
The Complete Guide to Bariatric Seating

| Healthcare, Waiting Rooms

What is a bariatric chair? In short, bariatric chairs are oversized seating designed to support more than 300 pounds of evenly distributed weight. But there’s a lot more to it than that. Every office needs to be equipped with some big and tall seating, but this type of furniture is especially important for medical facilities that need to put guest safety at the forefront of every choice that’s made. Here’s what you should consider when it comes to the bariatric chairs you put in your healthcare facility....

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Apr 14 2016
Employee Pick: The Synergy Arm Chair

| Employee Picks, Waiting Rooms

In this edition of Employee Picks, Alex Clarkson, Web Merchandising Specialist for NBF, shares why her pick is the Synergy arm chair from our exclusive NBF Signature Series.

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Apr 6 2016
Office Tour: Athens Family Dental

| Office Tours, Waiting Rooms

Athens Family Dental in Athens, Georgia recently had a need for a reception redo. For help, office team member Brenda Zareie turned to NBF National Account Manager Shaun Fretz.

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Mar 15 2016
Collection Spotlight: NBF Signature Series Tower Collection

| Collection Spotlights, Waiting Rooms

It's early in the morning, and your receptionist arrives to the office. What sort of reception desk will they sit down at? A cold, stark, avant-garde mélange of glass and metal with no storage or privacy? Or perhaps something a bit more welcoming. One with an ample work surface and plenty of storage; perhaps with a place for them to hang their jacket? That’s exactly what your receptionist can expect with the L-desk from our exclusive NBF Signature Series Tower collection.

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Mar 10 2016
How to Brand Your Waiting Room

| Office Decor & Accessories, Office Design, Waiting Rooms

Your reception area is the first point of contact that the vast majority of people have with your physical office location. Whether it’s employees, investors or customers, everyone should know exactly where they are when they step foot into your business, and your office design should give off a positive impression. Here are a few techniques that you can use to achieve brand recognition and shine your company in the right light via the design in your reception area.

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Feb 10 2016
How to Set Up a Healthcare Waiting Room

| Healthcare, Waiting Rooms

Getting ready to furnish your healthcare facility’s front lobby, but unsure of where to start? Due to safety and privacy concerns associated with a medical office, designing a waiting room for this type of facility is very different from the typical business office. You’ll want to situate furniture in your reception area differently depending on what type of medical services you offer, but these considerations are a good place to start.

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May 22 2014
Selecting Seating for Your Healthcare Reception Area

| Healthcare, Waiting Rooms

When it comes to selecting reception seating for your healthcare facility, be sure to take very specific features into consideration in order to meet the needs of medical patients, visitors and staff alike. The furniture in your waiting room can prove to be just as important as the exam tables in your patient rooms, especially if you’re working in an emergency hospital or specialty medical facility. Stay on the lookout for products that work together holistically to improve the experience for patients, loved ones and staff. Make sure that your reception area flows together smoothly and consistently to provide a space where everyone in the room can feel safe and at ease.

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