Everyone has, at one stage in their life, walked into a building and immediately thought “Ew”.
This is not the reaction you want when new people visit your building, be it old or new clients, current or potential employees. First impressions count.
Your workplace reception area is the first place which any visitors and business contacts will see when they step inside the building, and as first impressions count for so much you need to make sure that you make a good one. Moreover, not only is it the first introduction to the company, but it is also where clients spend time while they wait. During that wait, their opinion of the company begins to develop.