5 Top Hospitality Fit Out Tips

Starting out a new hospitality venture can be incredibly daunting. Once you have found the perfect location for your business (whether it be a bar, nightclub, restaurant etc…), the next step is to transform the space into something both stylistic and workable.

It can be a daunting task, but it is easier if you begin the process prepared. Here are some of the top hospitality fit-out tips to make the process more manageable.

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Create a budget

This is the first (and arguably most important) step when it comes to fitting out your hospitality venture. If you have chosen a fit-out contractor, make sure you work closely with them to develop a budget that will fit within your business plan. However, although it is important to try and stick to your business plan and budget, you also need to make sure that you allow some leeway. More often than not, you will end up spending much more than you planned for, so make sure your budget is realistic, and that you have the funds to cover everything (including unexpected expenses).

Don’t buy cheap when it comes to kitchens

Although it can be tempting to cut costs wherever you can and spend as little money on equipment as possible, you should strive to seek out high-quality materials, furniture and equipment for your kitchen. Otherwise, you may end up spending twice as much. If your hospitality venture requires a kitchen, be sure to invest in long-lasting equipment, such as stainless steel bench-work and professional stoves and ovens.

Design a unique interior

If you want your business to succeed, it is important that you design a space that stands out from the crowd. One way to do this is to work with interior designers to create a unique and vibrant space for your hospitality business. By doing this, you will likely catch the attention of potential customers looking for something different.

Think about the practicalities

Although interior design is important, it will be useless if your space doesn’t function well. Here are some of the practicalities you need to consider:

  • Space parameters. Customers and staff need ample space to move around, so make sure you don’t put tables too close together.
  • Optimise your lighting so that both you, your staff and your customers can see everything properly.
  • Make the most of storage space. You never know what you might need it for.

Let the world know your plans

Although the fit-out process will take some time, from the moment you begin fitting your hospitality space out you should be shouting about it on social media. Let people in your area know that you exist and when your business should be up and running. This will not only get the word out about your new venture but will also create hype around your idea. If you are not used to social media, put posters and notices up in your windows and around the neighbourhood.

Need advice?

Hospitality fit-outs can be daunting, especially if you have never done one before. To ensure everything goes smoothly and your business has the maximum chance of success, contact Sheet Metal Improvements by calling 07 5593 4183 today to discuss your hospitality fit-out on the Gold Coast.

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