What are the most important points to consider when furnishing your restaurant? If you are not too sure, below listed are some of the most important aspects to consider before you decide on any specific type of interior décor:
- Commercial-grade – the first point to keep in mind when buying furniture is to always buy commercial-grade furniture. This specific type of furniture is far more expensive than your non-commercial (i.e. residential or home décor) variety, but there is a good reason for that. Commercial-grade furniture is built to withstand the heavy use and last for many years, meaning that the investment you will be making will be one for many years to come. Do not try to purchase non-commercial grade furniture for your restaurant, as you will find yourself with broken furniture a few years (or a year?) down the road.
- Wholesale – another tip when buying furniture for your restaurant is to always purchase in bulk. You will be needing plenty of cafe chairs Brisbane and tables, so capitalize on that point and purchase the furniture wholesale. This will enable you to cut down a sizeable chunk of the expenses. And remember, when buying in bulk, always buy a few spare tables and chairs – it is always recommended to have a spare in case something breaks during open hours or right before the opening.
- Maximize space – when arranging your seating layout, remember to always maximize the use of space in an efficient manner. Your end-goal is to try and provide as many seats as possible to your customers. Of course, remember that they should be comfortably spaced in between. If you find plenty of space to a side of the restaurant, for example, consider the stools and bar tables for sale, which can easily fit to the sides of a room. Booths are another attractive choice, as they let you cut down on spacing in between tables.
- Style and ambience – do not forget about the atmosphere and type of your restaurant when purchasing furniture. If you were to think about it, a formal restaurant would do poorly with booths as a seating option (i.e. not formal enough, and conversations can be overheard), whereas a family restaurant would find it hard to make use of bar tables (i.e. liquor is not provided, children cannot sit on bar stools). Always consider the style and theme you are opting for when selecting furniture for your restaurant.
- Seating options – and finally, do not forget to provide different seating options for customers. All eateries must provide seating arrangements for one or two large groups – in excess of six chairs that is – as well as provide a number of tables for couples. The norm is to have three, four and five chairs per table. Also remember to provide high chairs for babies and toddlers, especially if you are opening a family restaurant (in which case you will be needing more than a few!).