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Retrofit, Remodel, or Renovate: What Does Your Restaurant Project Require?

Restaurants, like many businesses, need occasional reinvention to ensure continued success in what can be a cut-throat industry. There are three changes that a restaurateur may choose for his/her establishment, depending on its needs and desired goals. Here are the “three Rs” in restaurant updating, arranged from the least to most invasive: Retrofit A retrofit [...]

Durable Flooring for Kitchen and Prep Areas

Commercial kitchens require a different type of flooring material to tolerate everyday wear and tear that occurs in a restaurant or “food prep” environment. Special flooring is needed where: Food is prepared, packaged, or stored Utensils and dishes are washed Refuse or garbage is stored Janitorial facilities are located Toilet and handwashing areas exist “Self-serve” [...]

Draw New Customers off the Street and into Your Restaurant

Many businesses aim to be relevant and ahead of the curve. With stiff competition in the restaurant business, how do you carve out a niche in the food industry? Read on for some ideas: Specialty Food Create a new experience for locals with a specialty item that none of your competitors offer. Look around the [...]

Design Trends: Make Shared Office Space More Aesthetically Pleasing

Shared workspaces bring people together, making it a lot easier to communicate with coworkers. A strong shared space design can improve morale and productivity. Here are the current interior design trends that help motivate workers to stay focused and do their best work. Visually-Refreshing Social Spaces Most office workers don’t enjoy feeling confined in cubicles, [...]

Renew Your Restaurant with New Design Elements

As a restaurant owner, you want to provide superb food and service. The environment and ambience you provide your guests is also important. A unique setting enriches client satisfaction and influences their dining experience. When you need to spruce up the interior design of your restaurant, it is important to find a professional designer to [...]

How to Choose the Best Workplace Design

Design for workplaces has evolved from small, sterile cubicles to open environments that encourage employee engagement and ensure productivity. It’s proven that the right design will motivate workers to continue (or begin) producing quality output. Quiet and Interactive Zones A workspace can be built to include cafés, breakout areas, library space, ergonomic options, and open [...]

Psychology of the Office Interior

Whether constructing a brand new office or renovating an existing office space, consider how your design will affect the psychology of employees and clients. A business or office interior can encourage productivity, efficiency, and peak performance. It also has the ability to be a space that helps foster positive relationships. Before starting construction or office [...]

Reasons Building Projects Fail; How to Avoid Disaster

Having an excellent idea building design idea may seem simple. Implementing the plan and seeing the project finalized is much more complicated. Most construction projects are abandoned mid-way because of poor planning by the owner or contractor. To ensure your project sees the light of day, become familiar with the causes of “new building failure:” [...]