What Does Your Waiting Room (or Lobby) Say About Your Business?

Your clients’ first impression of your business and what you stand for happens as they walk in the door. What image is your lobby or waiting room conveying?

This dentist values providing his patients with the latest in dental care. He and his staff are in a constant process of continuing education ensuring that they are up to date on the latest methodologies in dental care.

As you can see in the before photo (right), his waiting room looked just like any waiting room in any doctor’s office. It was outdated and uncomfortable and in no way reflected the state of the art dental practices and equipment located just beyond the waiting room door.

The manager of the practice had very distinct ideas for how she wanted the space to function and look. She asked me to improve the layout and help her convey the image of their company.

My first concern was the small size of the waiting room – it was not going to be large enough to accommodate the required eight seats for waiting patients. I reworked the layout of the office space to add the needed square footage. This allowed us to add an additional sofa by the reception desk. The walls will have photographs in sleek frames to complement the furniture.

We chose a more modern look and added conveniences not often available in a dental office – an internet bar where you can check your email while you wait as well as a coffee/water bar tucked in a small unused space (as shown in the photos below).


I am passionate about bringing my client’s brand to bear through the design of their space. Not only do we improve employees’ productivity and the functionality of your space but we ensure that your clients experience your company’s brand through your office environment.

To set up your complimentary consultation for your waiting room or office, please contact us at info@averydesigninteriors.com or 203-273-0898.


One Response to “What Does Your Waiting Room (or Lobby) Say About Your Business?”

  1. pgmodmarketing Says:

    Hi Catherine, I wish my dentist would see this post…job well done, shouldn’t everyone be thinking internet bars?

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