Buying New Restaurant Furniture
Are you a restaurant owner and are going to buy new furniture? If so, then the following is for you not to miss!
Opening up a restaurant, eh? What a fresh start that would be. While your brain is constantly thinking of everything that could go wrong, your heart is planning the interior of your restaurant at all times. What would the curtains be like, where would the decorations go, what paint color should I choose and ah the furniture! What furniture would best represent the vibe of my restaurant? All these questions are quite fun to tackle, and personalizing your restaurant according to the brand idea can be a roller coaster of events. The following guide is to let you buy the best furniture for your restaurant, either it is a brand new opening, or you are just revamping your old one. Your restaurant furniture can not just be any random colored pair of sofas and chairs. It has to specifically go with the color and vibe of the whole restaurant. This guide will help you out regardless of how long you have been a restaurant owner.
- What is my restaurant design?
Knowing this point will help you clear out most of the clutter of buying new furniture. Your restaurant furniture should be exactly what your design of the whole interior is. While choosing the theme of your restaurant, you must choose the furniture with the flow as well. The aesthetics of the design require consistency in every element of the interior of your restaurant. Certain factors like the food you are serving, prices, uniforms of your employees, and the length of the visit will all decide how your furniture must look like. Keep note that the furniture is where your customers will have close contact with the interiors of your restaurant apart from the food you serve. This can build or break your brand; hence it must be resonating with the collective theme of your interiors. If you are highly sure of the old theme like bright colors and huge sofas, then you should give it a try. But if you are unsure, then sticking to the neutrals will be a safe play for you. You can keep it black, white, silver, or tan as all these are accent colors that will keep your interior design looking well held together. You want your customers to feel that you have put enough thought into the interiors of your place, including the furniture designs and colors.
- What will be the most comfortable?
Your customers are what you want to attract and make them feel at home at your restaurant. Your restaurant furniture will play a big role in making your customers stay in for an extra coffee mug or leaving right after the meal. If you are running a restaurant that is quick-serve with a short time of stay, then stiffer chairs and tables would do. But at a family dine-in restaurant, you just can not make their backs hurt. You need to invest in comfortable chairs that match the accent of your restaurant. Make sure that you do not utilize your entire space with over cluttering the furniture. You may think it to be an option to cater to more customers at a time. But your customers may feel being drowned in a sea of chairs and tables and may not have a pleasant experience in such a feeling. You surely don’t want that. Keep everything light and breathable. Make sure you have arrangements for the elderly and infants as your customer service will reach heights once you show sympathy to every customer of yours.
- Choose what’s durable?
You can not risk your money and your hopes of having new furniture and living it for years. You might be looking for a bargained restaurant furniture that you can get at a lower price. But once you bring in low-quality products, then be prepared to have to repeat the process all over again soon. You want to invest your funds smartly hence look for durable furniture. Your restaurant furniture will be used several times a day, and it will bear all the wear and tear. (Ah that rhymes) and you don’t want your beautiful neutral sofas ripping off from corners even in the second month of use. That can get heartbreaking. So to save yourself from this turmoil, always make sure that you put your money in high-quality products as they once bought will last long as you flourish in your business. Also, make sure that the furniture you get is low maintenance. You don’t want to be wiping your sofa in the dining area five times a day. That can get a bit too much hence go for things that need lesser upkeep and can go with a single time cleaning throughout the day. Go for a fabric that is easy to clean and also doesn’t get dirty that easy.
- Keep up with your business values?
Whatever you buy for your business says a lot about your business values. You may think it to be fine buying restaurant furniture made of chemicals and environmental harming processes. But this will define a lot about what your business values are. Instead, go for eco-friendly furniture that involves the least use of chemicals or none at all. You want to make sure that your business is benefitting others as well. Buy from local producers and benefit your state rather than getting imported restaurant furniture.
Having to choose your restaurant furniture will be a lot more hectic and process involving once done right. You just can not go wrong about this step as it will define your business image and the whole vibe of it. An interior design that is well thought out makes your customers feel good about it as well. Choosing a specific theme and following it to the last piece of your furniture will speak volumes about the quality of your business, i.e., restaurant. You not only want to serve well but also want to look well. Don’t you want your customers to be taking selfies at your place and them being an indirect source of marketing for your customers just because a single consistent theme runs through every element of your restaurant, including the furniture? Well, I hear, yes!