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Used Waiting Room Furniture Buyer’s Guide

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Outfitting your new office with used waiting room furniture is a great way to keep your startup costs down.

We’re not suggesting you go dumpster diving for threadbare sofas and beat up end tables (you want to create a good first impression, after all). We’re just saying that you just don’t need to spend an arm and a leg for quality reception seating.

While buying used will save you money, there are some drawbacks, including furniture wear-and-tear and limited style options. It’s wise to see the furniture you’re purchasing in person before buying it or, if that’s not possible, at least look at several photos to make sure it’s not broken, dirty or damaged.

Read on for tips on what you might need and where you can buy used waiting room furniture.

How Big is My Waiting Room?

Measure the room to determine how much space you have for furniture. For smaller spaces, you might only have room for a reception desk and a couple of chairs. For a larger space, you might be able to have a desk, sofa, chairs and a coffee table.

How Busy Will My Waiting Room Be?

If you expect a lot of clients or customers dropping in at any given time, you’ll want to make sure to have ample seating. On the other hand, if most of your business is done online and meetings are handled remotely, then you might only need a couple of chairs.

What Image Do I Want My Business to Project?

Your reception area is the first place clients and customers will interact with your business in person, so make sure it gives them clues about the type of company you run. For a forward-thinking tech company, you would want to select sleek, modern pieces that reflect the company’s vision. But if you’re starting a children’s hair salon, you’ll want brightly-colored, durable pieces that appeal to kids and their parents.

No matter what style of furniture you go with, you’ll want to make sure that it’s clean, comfortable and solid. No matter how fancy the couch is, if it has a giant stain on the cushion or holes in the arms, nobody is going to want to stay for long.

What is My Budget?

Deciding how much you can afford to spend on waiting room furniture will help determine where you can afford to shop for it.

Reception Desk

This will likely be the first thing your clients see when entering your office (even if it’s not the first thing they see, it should be easy to find – you don’t want anybody feeling lost). Desks come in several configurations including corner, U-shaped and L-shaped.

The amount of traffic you expect and the size of the waiting room should help you determine what type of desk would work best. Make sure the desk provides front desk staff with enough space for the work they need to do (Is there room for a computer, phone, printer, etc.?) and that it is well-lit and has ample storage space.

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