At Apex Design Build, we work closely with our clients to understand your needs better than you do! There is one element of any medical office that you should not give short shrift. The waiting room. Excellent waiting room design is all that stands between keeping a patient and losing them. Indeed, even small waiting room design can be surprisingly innovative and ergonomic. With Apex, you can rest assured your waiting room will make the right impression. We want to revolutionize medical office design, and the waiting room is the first piece of the jigsaw. Today we offer some expert tips on great waiting room design.
1- Aspects of Your Waiting Room Design
In any waiting room, comfortable seating is essential. Removable aspects like cushions and footstools are always welcome too. When thinking about chairs, it’s wise to invest in a quality piece that will last you a long time and serve your patients well. Tasteful art pieces can also achieve a sophisticated and calming atmosphere. Plants, too, will go a long way to improving the look of your waiting room. They can even improve air quality too. Moreover, space is important, so make the most of it. Dividers and partitions can create semi-private and even entirely private areas for staff, without compromising the flow of the room. They can also be used to efficiently direct patient traffic.
2- Patient Experience
Patient experience is everything. Your waiting room should cater to your clientele’s needs, be them families, private patients, young or old. Facilities to provide beverages are always conducive to a strong patient experience and a good atmosphere. Similarly, books, magazines, toys for children, and other small details can make a good experience a great one. What you also should remember, is that efficiency is integral to the best waiting room design. Placement of furniture, your reception, and the design of your floor space should make navigating your practice a simple experience. Patients want things to go smoothly, and even the smallest problem can seem larger than it is.
3- Small Waiting Room Design
Small waiting rooms can often seem chic and comfortable. They can also appear cramped and uncomfortable. In our experience, the secret to small waiting room design is comfort. But to achieve a comfortable atmosphere, you must maximize space. Select furniture pieces that won’t be too imposing, but can still accommodate a range of patients. Similarly, good Fengshui is essential in small waiting rooms. Position furniture along walls and in corners, leaving plenty of room to get around. Furthermore, lighter colors create the illusion of a larger space (they can also create a calming atmosphere for patients). Mirrors will also achieve the same effect.