22 September 2014

Tips on Giving Your Restaurant a Face Lift

Is your restaurant feeling a little tired? In need of a spruce-up? Don’t let the thought of a restaurant makeover scare you. Updating and renovating is a part of business, and we have some great tips to help you with the next phase of your business. Before you kick off on your restaurant renovation, it’s worth talking to an experienced shopfitter like Tu Projects – click here to see all the exciting ideas that could be implemented in your space.

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Decide what it is that feels tired

If you think your restaurant needs a face-lift, there must be a reason for it. Step back, have a look at your surrounds, and decide what it is that is giving off weary vibes. It might be one small detail or it might be the entire visage. Either way, note it as a starting point.

What do you want to change to?

Now you’ve thought about what needs to change, it’s time to think about what you want it to change to. This can sometimes cause panic, but there is no need for that. You don’t have to know all the answers just yet. If you have no idea or have too many ideas, you might benefit from some expertise from an experienced shopfitter or interior designer.

How radical do you want to be?

If you’re considering a facelift for your restaurant, now is the time to consider how much you want to change. What may have started off as a minor update to some of the table decorations may quickly blossom into a complete redesign of your business. Think carefully about your restaurant and the image it presents: will changing this image affect your business, and is it financially viable to make a big change? What are the smallest changes you can make for the biggest effect?

Set yourself a budget and a timeline

If you have big goals, you may want to consider easing in the changes little by little. Not only will this enable you to see the redesign as it happens and make changes during the process, but you won’t have to worry about shutting down business for an extended period of time to complete the renovations. If you are looking at a significant redesign, you may want to consider what timeline suits you best. Is it more practical to shut down business for a few weeks and completely redecorate, or would you prefer to bring in changes subtly over a longer period of time?

Will this facelift be the last?

If you are willing to spend the time and money on improving and updating your restaurant’s appearance, you need to make sure you are making design and business decisions that are practical. There is not much point choosing a specific design pattern that will look outdated or worn in 12 months. If you intend to continually update your restaurant’s image, you may need to re-evaluate what you are willing to contribute financially and plan for future redecorations. If you don’t plan to redecorate any time soon, you need to have confidence in your new style.

Whatever you choose to do, it’s best to have trusted professionals ready who are willing to help you breathe fresh life into your restaurant. Now get out there and start redesigning!

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