If you’re opening a new cafe then you’ve probably given a lot of thought to how you want to fitout your new premises. You may be working with an existing setup or you may be starting with a blank canvas. Either way, the planning process is crucial, and every aspect of both front and back of house should be professionally designed before any work begins. Here are three important things to consider during the design process. 1. Kerb appeal The cafe market is a competitive one, and you need to ensure that your cafe stands out from the rest of the crowd. You could spend a million dollars on the interior, but if your street front is unappealing then your customers may never be lured inside to see it. Things to consider are adequate signage, a large and well-lit entrance, and areas to display menus and daily specials. Also, make sure that your street front echoes the style or theme of the interior of the cafe to create a cohesive look. 2. Style or theme Because of the sheer number of cafes around today many people choose to create a space within a niche market. This may be organic, vegan, hipster, or family friendly. Whatever niche you’re catering for make sure that the style or theme reflects this. It’s well worth working with a professional fitout designer to get this part right. Not only can they create the perfect style and atmosphere for your cafe, they can also make sure that you make maximum use of the available space. 3. Rules and regulations The food production industry in Australia is highly regulated. There are many laws which cover food handling, food storage, workplace health and safety, disabled access, fire safety, and sanitation. Making sure that your fit out design accommodates for all these laws is vital. This is another area where the services of a professional fitout designer are invaluable. They will be able to incorporate compliance will all relevant laws into the design. This will prevent delays in opening due to non-compliance, and also the hefty fines that apply to businesses operating unlawfully. Getting your fitout right from the outset is smart business practice. Not only will you save yourself money in the long run by having an efficient and compliant establishment, you’ll also create a beautiful and comfortable environment that will get your customers through the door and keep them coming back. Contact a company such as Fast Fitouts if you want to learn...Read More »
Peter Collins here, a few months ago I was having a bad day, while it took a lot of effort, I still managed to be kind to others and keep my work performance professional. A few days later a worker (who knew what was going on at home) let me know how much watching me be kind to others had impacted him. While I had no idea that my actions were influencing anyone at the time, his complement meant a lot to me. I hope to be able to help others with business matters.