Putting up a restaurant isn’t just about the food you serve, but also the venue where you will serve it. No matter how good your menu is, if your customers are discontented about eating area, you most likely will have to be content with a limited clientele who favours takeaway.
Consider these factors when planning your restaurant design:
Comfort – Your customers will come back repeatedly if the chairs, tables and other furnishings are comfortable and inviting. Cushioned chairs and bar stools win over the uncomfortable but aesthetic ones. Tables, counters and booths should also be the right height for comfortable eating. This is true whether you are running a lively discotheque or a quiet cafe.
Theme/Motif – Branding and promotions are easily helped along if your establishment has its own signature look, central theme and colour palette. Make sure that whatever you use as your defining look, it would reflect your restaurant’s cuisine and other offerings so you can easily be identified and remembered by your customers.
Space – The size and the number of furnishings that you can fit into your restaurant will depend on how much space is available inside and outside. Bishop Interiors says that make sure you don’t crowd your restaurant with too much commercial furniture, as your customers may no longer enjoy the ambiance. Check space-saving layouts and furniture designs just so you can maximise every available vacant area.
Durability – Though quality furniture will cost you, it is still a better investment than continually having substandard furniture repaired or replaced on a regular basis. Take the time to research online ratings and testimonials given to your chosen furniture brands. You can also ask fellow restaurateurs for advice before making your final purchases.
Not all furniture is created equal. Not all styles and furnishings will fit your needs. That said; focus more on inviting people into your restaurant instead of just expensive brands and visual appeal. After all, being practical and profitable doesn’t always equate designer names.