A simple refurbishment of your cafe or bistro needn’t make a huge dent in your bank account and yet the rewards it can reap could see your profits soar. However, if your budget is limited what can help you achieve an affordable refurb?
Through the years we’ve helped many local businesses of all sizes complete their refurbishment so we’ve put together some tips based on this experience to help you get the most for your budget. Take a read and hopefully you’ll find them useful.
Whether you have a large or small cafe, bar, or restaurant the right choice of seating is key to creating a comfortable and relaxed ambience. Budget chairs don’t have to be uncomfortable and if you choose chairs from our range which have been AFRDI tested, then you’ll also have additional peace of mind that they’re well suited for the purpose.
Make the most of your outdoor space
Turning all areas of your premises into seating areas for paying guests is a sure fire way of increasing your revenue, so don’t neglect any unused areas which have potential. A small grassy area or paved frontage can be easily converted at relatively low cost with a few inviting tables and chairs. We have several table and chair options which are suitable for indoor and outdoor use, allowing you to achieve maximum versatility from your furniture.
Avoid style over substance
While you may have a clear vision of just how you want your cafe to look and feel, it’s easy to get carried away with the aesthetics and lose focus on what it needs to be profitable. Your demographic should determine to some degree the style of your cafe. If for example your clientele are mostly young professionals then give them the trendy industrial look that they want. If, on the other hand, they’re older retired people then opt instead for comfortable upholstered seating that’s easy to get in and out of. Remember give them what they want and they’ll keep coming back for more.
First impressions always count towards getting new customers through your doors, so make sure that it’s a good one. Invest a substantial part of your budget to get this right with clean windows, attractive menu boards, colourful signage, and attractive good quality outdoor furniture and accessories.
Easy to maintain furniture
Customers will shy away from cafes where the furniture appears dirty or dusty. Investing in easy to wipe clean chairs and tables with laminate tops that are durable and resistant to heat and scratches, will help you keep on top cleanliness and hygiene at all times.
Commercial furniture only
No matter how small a budget you have never be tempted to buy residential furniture because it’s cheap. Although you may save money in he first instance, your furniture is likely to need replacing within a few months. Commercial furniture is designed to withstand everything a thriving cafe can throw at it, and although it costs more, it will save you money in the long run.
At Cafe Chairs Sydney we stock an extensive range of commercial cafe furniture to suit all tastes and budgets. Why not take a look for yourself. If you need more information on any of our products then give us a call and we’ll be pleased to assist in whatever way we can.