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August 2019

Since your reception area is your first impression with a client, put some thought into making it welcoming, attractive and tidy. While no one likes to wait, creating an enjoyable waiting area will improve your customer’s experience and help to form a positive opinion about your business. When designing your reception space, consider the features below to make the space comfortable and inviting for your visitors.


Select a Reception Desk the Works with the Space

With the reception desk being the first thing your guests see when they enter the room, it only makes sense that you give some well-deserved attention to it. When choosing a reception desk, take into consideration the size of the space available. You don’t want to go for the traditional large desk if you’re only working with a small room because it will look too crowded and unorganized. If your reception area is receiving mail or packages, add storage so the reception desk stays clear and clutter-free.


Post Helpful Signage

If your office has more than one check-in desk or waiting area, post signage differentiating each area so guests know they are in the correct spot. Make sure exits, employee only areas and restrooms are well marked to guide guests in the office.


Create a Welcoming Space

To make a waiting room a place your guests won’t mind staying, furniture should be both aesthetically-pleasing, comfortable and easy to clean. To make the space feel more welcoming, consider adding artwork, plants and unique decor that is relevant to your industry. A coffee station and reading materials will help guests to pass the time while they wait.


Have Fun with Colors

Add some pops of color to appeal to your clientele and enhance their experience at your office. Bright colors are inviting for a children’s area while tranquil blue hues are relaxing for a spa waiting room. Consider your logo colors as well when choosing colors to play into your brand.


Ready to redesign your reception area? The Keeney’s team would be happy to help! Give us a call and our experienced furniture team will assist in creating a reception area into a room guest would love to wait in!

It’s that time of year again! Students of all ages are looking forward to (or dreading) starting a new school year. Whether it be college or pre-school, all educational institutions can benefit from school promotional products. Using promotional items for schools is a great way to create school spirit and can be an easy way raise money for school clubs and organization. Check out the list below for our most popular imprinted products for schools!

Drawstring Backpacks

Magnetic Team Schedules


Car Clings

Event Tickets

Bleacher Seats

Visit our promotional products website or contact the Keeney’s team to start boosting your school spirit and club fundraising today!


Whiteboards are a staple in offices, conference rooms and classrooms and can be used in many different ways. They provide great way to brainstorm with a team, offer helpful images for presentations and provide a visual way to organize and prioritize your tasks. Check out these tips to select the best whiteboard for your office:


The first thing you need to do to figure the best whiteboard option  is to determine the purpose of the whiteboard. Deciding if the board is for personal use in your office, in a meeting room, or in a public area will help you to choose surface, size, and design aesthetic.


To determine the size of the whiteboard, consider the size of the wall where it will be mounted to determine constraints. You obviously don’t want to buy a board larger than your wall space but putting a tiny board on a expansive wall will look disproportionate. You should also think about how many people will be using the board. A whiteboard for personal use versus one for a board room will differ in sizes.


The most common materials used for whiteboards are melamine, porcelain and glass. Each material has pros and cons so you will want to consider how you are using the board to determine which material is best for you. Melamine boards are the cheapest option but typically have a short lifespan due to ghosting.  Porcelain boards have steel backing so they are magnetic but also have issues with staining over time. Glass boards are usually the most expensive but will last the longest and are easy to clean. Since the surface is not white, presentations can be difficult to see and not all marker colors show up on the board.


Another important factor to consider is the design aesthetic of your whiteboard and how it will fit into the overall tone and culture of your work-space. You can customize your whiteboard by selecting various frame colors and materials, adding colors or graphics to the surface or mixing in additional materials like metal or cork for more functionality.


A white board is a great addition any office area and offers a number of benefits to your employees. By considering these criteria when choosing your whiteboard you’re sure to find one that is perfect for your purpose and space. Check out all the whiteboard options on our website or contact the Keeney’s team for assistance finding the perfect whiteboard for your space!