Many Americans eat out, both those who don’t always care to cook at home and those who treat themselves and their families to a great meal out on special occasions. Most people tend to patronize their usual tried and true restaurants, while others are willing to experiment and try something new. Make your own restaurant a frequent favorite by adding great new design and décor features to your already terrific menu.
Aside from offering an awesome selection of dishes and truly good food, one of the most effective ways to attract eager new customers to your restaurant is to have a professional commercial contractor create an especially comfortable and inviting ambience. Ideally, your dining area should complement the cuisine you’re offering and entice people to try your food. Diners often give great-looking restaurants that enhance the overall dining experience high ratings in their reviews, both on line and by word of mouth.
Commercial Contractor and Restaurant Renovation Concepts
Since eating together has traditionally been considered a social activity, there are few things more relaxing than enjoying a satisfying meal with good friends and family in a welcoming environment. Here are some tips to help you make your restaurant a popular success:
- Focus on good lighting. In any restaurant, lighting plays a pivotal role in setting the right mood and creating ambience. A room’s functionality can also be largely affected by its lighting scheme. Too dim and the menu is hard to read; too bright and the effect is harsh and unattractive. During the renovation phase, your commercial contractor will be open to discussing and recommending various possibilities for successful lighting techniques for the look that you want to accomplish. Think of the differences required by both your restaurant’s dining room and the kitchen and other behind-the-scenes areas where staff will work.
- Theme-inspired layout and décor. Who are your target customers and what is your concept? In order to create a truly inviting restaurant environment, there should be harmony between the focus of your food and the restaurant’s overall ambiance. Whether upscale or rustic, ask if your commercial contractor has built-in design services to help you in coming up with the best options for the space that you have.
- Flooring and floor plan. Many restaurant owners underestimate the impact of flooring designs on their customers. The floor must not only be neat and clean, its materials should enhance and not compete with the overall ambience of the room. It should also complement the theme of your restaurant. In terms of floor plan, your dining hall should be large enough to fit your guests comfortably, with enough space for patrons and wait staff to move around comfortably and without crowding. The flow required to seat patrons easily should also work well with their access to restrooms and the routes traveled by staff to and from the kitchen, bar and other frequently accessed areas.
By strategically designing your restaurant space in consultation with an experienced commercial contractor, you can create a more welcoming and inviting atmosphere for customers. The gorgeous outcome of a well-done restaurant renovation can definitely increase your revenue. If you’re ready to revamp an outdated restaurant or start fresh by converting an existing space into a brand new eatery, call an established commercial contractor today.
Greg Nelson is the owner of Nelson Construction & Renovations Inc. He is a Florida State Certified Building Contractor, creating artistry in all areas of design and construction projects. He is a musician, and artist. A husband and father, Greg appreciates all the wonderful elements of family life.
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