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Is your furniture showing signs that it needs replacing?
If you ever start questioning your furniture’s quality, it’s probably the best sign that you need to get something new.
It’s important for any business owner that their establishment is in good condition and looking stylish. A venue’s interior design can be a clear indicator of its quality. But replacing furniture can be a costly job, and it does take time.
Suppress your doubts and begin planning the updates when you feel that the time is right.
Keep in mind that if you do start planning a refurb, you will be closed for a short time, so you’ll want to refit during the quietest period of the season. You’ll know best, but you’ll definitely want to avoid Christmas, Valentine’s Day or the summer months. It may be worth planning for an autumn refurbishment, to build up to Christmas, or in early spring, to get ready for summer.
We’ve created this list so that you know when it’s time to let go and hopefully it will give you the greater impetus to go ahead.
Trends have changed
Times change, people change and with it fashion. Is your furniture looking a bit out-dated?
Your tastes may have changed even over a short period of time. You want to love the furniture and the space that you’ve created. If you don’t like how your furniture looks, then it’s high time to start thinking about getting something new.
The right banquette seating can withstand the test of time. Leather, or faux-leather, banquette seating is a great option. Faux leather can be easily spot-cleaned for any accidental spillages that are highly likely in a restaurant or pub, and real leather never goes out of style. One of the best features of a real leather is that the more it’s used, the better it can look! The worn-leather look can add a rustic or vintage feel to your furniture.
Need more seating space?
Is your furniture limiting the number of customers that you can accommodate?
Banquette seating is a great space saving option. Fixed bench seating, for example, utilises the wall space because it is designed specifically for the area.
A standard set of table and chairs uses up valuable space. Chairs need to have enough space behind them for customers to manoeuvre and allow for waiting staff to get to all sides of the table if they need to. With wall seating, you don’t need to use this space and so tables can move closer to the wall and free up essential space. You get the same benefit with booth seating.
Banquette seating can also save space by doubling as storage. You can incorporate storage into the seats, so that you don’t need to store equipment elsewhere in the restaurant.
You’ll want to maximise furniture comfort to keep those customers coming back again and again. Do you find your own furniture uncomfortable? If so, then that’s another reason that you should consider getting new furniture.
Banquette Seating is popular seating choice for guests because it’s comfortable. Customers come to a restaurant for rest, relaxation and to unwind. It’s your job to make this happen. The great thing about banquette seating is that you can customise it to deliver comfort.
You can construct your seat to include springs, which are flexible and react to the individual’s weight, or you can increase the thickness of the foam in the seat. Both options will better your customer’s comfort. You can also change the depth and incline of the seat’s back, offering greater support for your guest.
Do you need furniture because you’ve rebranded?
If you’re planning to rebrand your business then you’ve got to make sure your furniture is consistent. Nothing will look worse to your customers than an interior design that doesn’t fit with your personality. The customer will have built an idea of what to expect from your restaurant. A sports bar with floral material, for example, would look odd.
It’s usually a good idea to go for neutral tones rather than something too distinct. In that case, if you do decide to rebrand your business then you will have a design that is easy to work with and you can choose from a range of colours for the interior design.
Is your furniture showing its age?
If your seating is showing the signs of years of dedicated service, then it may be the right time to update it. Stains, scratches and other blemishes aren’t what a customer wants to see. While it’s a small thing, it doesn’t create the perfect image of your brand.
Generally, banquette furniture has a much longer life than alternative seating options and is greater value for money. Working with a contract furniture provider, like Atlas, gives you the opportunity to take advantage of our experience. We’ll advise you on the most suitable fabrics for your requirements. Also, our after-sales team will provide you with cleaning and maintenance instructions for every product.
Do you want banquette seating?
There’s no better reason to get banquette furniture than because it’s what you want. There are numerous seating styles available and you can design the venue the how you like it.
Banquette seating optimises the space and is built to incorporate the distinct features of a building. A double backed booth saves space by building off the wall and having customers back-to-back so no space is wasted by leaving a large gap between tables. You can also take advantage of corners by having a half circle of ¾ circle booth that can fit 4-6 people by utilising the walls to fit extra seating.
Banquette furniture also looks great and will definitely add something to your venue. It is fully customisable, so you can have any material, colour, or construction that you require. So, you can match to your brand requirements.
If you’re thinking about making a change then why not get in touch?