Keeping to a budget when renovating a restaurant

Restaurant refurbishment is not an easy task. There are going to be multiple things to consider, anticipate and work on during the renovation process. When considering the costs involved with refurbishments, it’s not going to be something you want to repeat if anything goes wrong. So, if you are considering or are in the process of a refurbishment project, here are a few things to keep in mind and help you along the way.


Create your plan around your restaurant

Sticking to your restaurant’s vision and culture is really integral for developing a concept which allows for clear direction, functionality, and a great end result. This combination of your restaurant’s culture and your own personal touch, allows for character and atmosphere to develop in your establishment. You should be open to new methods and different approaches in which you can deliver both your restaurant’s design and heritage.


Using your budget effectively

This next step allows you to see what is achievable, and what is not. Renovation and remodelling projects always seem to end up costing more than what you originally planned for, so make sure you allow yourself breathing space in your project, should you need to pay extra. The best way to go about maintaining and monitoring your budget is through a professional, especially if you are not well versed in handling or managing budgets.


Understand what your goals are

Undergoing a restaurant fit out requires an end product in sight, and goals to achieve on the way to reaching that end result.This could be a variety of things, such as changing the floor plan, re branding the outside or revamping the interior.You also need to incorporate your ideas and food into the restaurant, through displaying your culture or heritage in multiple forms and concepts.


Selecting the right people for the job

Selecting the best restaurant fit out contractors or interior designers is incredibly important. There are lots of things that could potentially be involved with refurbishing a restaurant that need a lot of consideration. Lighting, ventilation, wiring and air conditioning are very prominent things that need to be thought about.
Through hiring people who have worked on similar projects in the past ,and have high appraisal from previous clients, you are giving yourself the best chance of a successful restaurant refurbishment.


Prioritising the pressing issues

Creating a beautifully designed restaurant is great, but not if the foundations are flawed. Fixing the big issues are more important than resolving aesthetic differences. Make sure all your electric, wiring and other critical issues are reviewed, before continuing with the restaurant fit out.

Last of all, make sure your restaurant’s new look is adequately promoted and recognised throughout your community! Your hard work should be appreciated and promoting through social media is a great way to build up attention


If you are looking for a contractor to help you with your restaurant refurbishment, contact Lake Contracts, for a professional and experienced service.