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Reception Desks—Modern Reception and Check-in Desks for Lobbies and Waiting Rooms

The right reception desk functions as a statement piece while offering guests a warm welcome. Whether you’re furnishing the lobby of a corporate office or the waiting room in a healthcare facility, it’s essential to provide visitors with a clear place to go for information and to check in. We carry a wide selection of high-quality reception desks that are beautifully made and built to last. 

Reception Desk Styles

Reception desks in this selection come in a huge range of sizes and styles to suit any and every office. From sleek and simple to rich and elegant, there’s a look here to please every palette. Receptionist desks come as small or large as you need, so you’ll have no trouble creating a look you love in your lobby. For more, check out the Complete Guide to Reception Desks.

  • L-shaped reception desks: L-shaped reception desks include a main desk and a return, which provides the receptionist with additional space to work. Most L-shaped desks are small enough that they are best used by a single receptionist at a time, though they come in various sizes to suit different business needs.

  • U-shaped reception desks: U-shaped reception desks include a 3rd work surface for receptionists to utilize. U-shaped reception desks can have curved or straight edges, and more than 1 receptionist at a time can use them in a large waiting room.

  • Round reception desks: Round reception desks have a curved or circular appearance. Round reception desks are best for large waiting rooms. 

  • ADA reception desks: ADA reception desks are ADA-compliant to accommodate individuals in wheelchairs. Most ADA desks feature a standard-height transaction counter and an attached ADA-height surface that measures about 33" high.

Commercial-Grade Reception Desk Brands

Reception desks in this assortment come from top-rated brands like our exclusive NBF Signature Series and Officient. Reshape your waiting room and check out our entire selection of reception furniture.

Reception Desk Materials

  • Laminate: Because laminate is an engineered material, it can be constructed to withstand high levels of impact and consistent wear. There are different grades of laminate, with some more durable than others. High-performance laminate can be one of the best materials for corporate office settings because of its ability to withstand wear and tear. 

  • Wood: Solid wood desks are as beautiful as they are timeless. They also come with a couple of drawbacks: They’re heavy, making them difficult to move, and they aren’t as durable as many performance office furniture materials. Because of this, wood desks are usually best used as a home office desk rather than in a commercial office setting. 

  • Engineered wood: Engineered wood pairs affordability with durability. If you’re looking for the “solid wood” look but don’t want to pay the price tag that matches it, engineered wood can be an ideal alternative. 

  • Metal: Metal is lightweight, affordable, and durable, making it a popular material for office desks, especially in modern silhouettes. You’ll most commonly see it incorporated in desks with mixed materials. For example, you might see a laminate or wood top paired with a metal frame. 

Other Popular Desk Styles

  • L-shaped desk: L-shaped desks are made of 2 parts—a desk and a return. The main desk is typically larger. The return is the smaller, often more narrow side, designed to be used as an additional workspace. 

  • Standing desk: Standing desks, or adjustable height standing desks, allow users to move between working in standing or seated positions. 

  • Executive desk: Executive desks are large desks that usually come with 2 pedestals (with storage cabinets, filing, or drawers) on either side. 

  • Writing desk: Writing desks have a tablelike design that consists of a spacious work surface and minimal built-in storage. 

  • Compact desk: Compact desks are designed for small spaces. You can find compact writing desks, L-shaped desks, and compact U-shaped desks, providing you with work surface options even when square footage is a challenge. 

  • Corner desk: Corner desks are designed for use in the corner of a room. They differ from L-shaped desks in that the desk has a rounded surface in the corner. However, many people use the terms “L-shaped desk” and “corner desk” interchangeably.

Need Help? We Offer Design Services

NBF is proud to offer complimentary design services. You can work with our office design pros to create the office space of your dreams. 

We’re Here to Help

Still struggling? Our furniture experts are standing by, waiting to help you find the best office chair for your needs. We’re dogmatic about customer service, so you can trust us to walk with you every step of the way on your office furnishing journey.

 

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Reception Desks—Modern Reception and Check-in Desks for Lobbies and Waiting Rooms

The right reception desk functions as a statement piece while offering guests a warm welcome. Whether you’re furnishing the lobby of a corporate office or the waiting room in a healthcare facility, it’s essential to provide visitors with a clear place to go for information and to check in. We carry a wide selection of high-quality reception desks that are beautifully made and built to last. 

Reception Desk Styles

Reception desks in this selection come in a huge range of sizes and styles to suit any and every office. From sleek and simple to rich and elegant, there’s a look here to please every palette. Receptionist desks come as small or large as you need, so you’ll have no trouble creating a look you love in your lobby. For more, check out the Complete Guide to Reception Desks.

  • L-shaped reception desks: L-shaped reception desks include a main desk and a return, which provides the receptionist with additional space to work. Most L-shaped desks are small enough that they are best used by a single receptionist at a time, though they come in various sizes to suit different business needs.

  • U-shaped reception desks: U-shaped reception desks include a 3rd work surface for receptionists to utilize. U-shaped reception desks can have curved or straight edges, and more than 1 receptionist at a time can use them in a large waiting room.

  • Round reception desks: Round reception desks have a curved or circular appearance. Round reception desks are best for large waiting rooms. 

  • ADA reception desks: ADA reception desks are ADA-compliant to accommodate individuals in wheelchairs. Most ADA desks feature a standard-height transaction counter and an attached ADA-height surface that measures about 33" high.

Commercial-Grade Reception Desk Brands

Reception desks in this assortment come from top-rated brands like our exclusive NBF Signature Series and Officient. Reshape your waiting room and check out our entire selection of reception furniture.

Reception Desk Materials

  • Laminate: Because laminate is an engineered material, it can be constructed to withstand high levels of impact and consistent wear. There are different grades of laminate, with some more durable than others. High-performance laminate can be one of the best materials for corporate office settings because of its ability to withstand wear and tear. 

  • Wood: Solid wood desks are as beautiful as they are timeless. They also come with a couple of drawbacks: They’re heavy, making them difficult to move, and they aren’t as durable as many performance office furniture materials. Because of this, wood desks are usually best used as a home office desk rather than in a commercial office setting. 

  • Engineered wood: Engineered wood pairs affordability with durability. If you’re looking for the “solid wood” look but don’t want to pay the price tag that matches it, engineered wood can be an ideal alternative. 

  • Metal: Metal is lightweight, affordable, and durable, making it a popular material for office desks, especially in modern silhouettes. You’ll most commonly see it incorporated in desks with mixed materials. For example, you might see a laminate or wood top paired with a metal frame. 

Other Popular Desk Styles

  • L-shaped desk: L-shaped desks are made of 2 parts—a desk and a return. The main desk is typically larger. The return is the smaller, often more narrow side, designed to be used as an additional workspace. 

  • Standing desk: Standing desks, or adjustable height standing desks, allow users to move between working in standing or seated positions. 

  • Executive desk: Executive desks are large desks that usually come with 2 pedestals (with storage cabinets, filing, or drawers) on either side. 

  • Writing desk: Writing desks have a tablelike design that consists of a spacious work surface and minimal built-in storage. 

  • Compact desk: Compact desks are designed for small spaces. You can find compact writing desks, L-shaped desks, and compact U-shaped desks, providing you with work surface options even when square footage is a challenge. 

  • Corner desk: Corner desks are designed for use in the corner of a room. They differ from L-shaped desks in that the desk has a rounded surface in the corner. However, many people use the terms “L-shaped desk” and “corner desk” interchangeably.

Need Help? We Offer Design Services

NBF is proud to offer complimentary design services. You can work with our office design pros to create the office space of your dreams. 

We’re Here to Help

Still struggling? Our furniture experts are standing by, waiting to help you find the best office chair for your needs. We’re dogmatic about customer service, so you can trust us to walk with you every step of the way on your office furnishing journey.

 

Read More