Plan Your Restaurant Renovation to Get the Most from Your Investment

A restaurant table sits under hanging lights with the side of the picture in grayscale as a hand draws in the rest. This picture shows a design concept coming to life.Every tired building could use a facelift. Freshening up your property is especially important if you have a restaurant or cafe. People like to see some change and growth while still being able to enjoy their favorite spot. Remodeling is a big job that can end up taking time. Fortunately, with the Coronavirus forcing many restaurants to close or only serve carry out orders, now could be the perfect time to get some work done for when the shutdown ends.

So when is the best time to renovate your restaurant? Keep reading for the tips on the best time to renovate your restaurant and where to focus your renovations. 

Downfalls of Doing Renovations While Open

In general, you want to keep your business open as much as possible. Closing early or shutting down for days or weeks means no one can come in and enjoy your food (let alone pay for it!). Try to shift schedules around, so you get work done during the morning or night and stay open during the other times. Though this will slow down the project, your customers will be less annoyed. Some issues with doing renovations while open include lowering current profits, a drop in quality service, and less room for your guests.

Ideal Time to Renovate: Low Season or During Closure

Make sure your business is always changing and growing. That doesn’t mean huge changes all the time. Even slight shifts can make a difference for your customers. 

The best time for a restaurant renovation is when you are closed, or just doing takeout like right now. When you are closed, you can focus on the renovations without having to also consider the needs of your current customers. You can even work on areas of the open floor while offering carryout food.

Now let’s switch to a few tips for your restaurant’s renovation.

Tip #1: Update Your Colors

Update the colors of your building to keep up with the times, repair any chipping paint, or just for fun. Add a color change to the front of your building to draw in new customers.

Tip #2: Bathroom Fix-Ups

Bathrooms can end up being expensive, but they also have the chance to completely turn off a customer when fallen into disrepair. Update your bathrooms with modern flushing and automatic dispensers that will only become more in-demand during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tip #3: Furnishing Your Place in Style

Look for pieces that are worn out - that way you aren’t taking away your regular’s favorite “spot.” Lean further into your style by getting chairs, tables, and seats that match your style and that of your guests.

Finding a Partner in Your Restaurant Renovation

Money is tight for many restaurant owners right now. However, now is also a great time to invest in your building so when you open you can see even better profits! Partner with the design and manufacturing experts at Ferrante to get the quality furnishings for your restaurant renovation that you need.

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