Denver, CO – Every restaurant owner wants to provide the best possible experience for his or her customers, and sometimes that means changing things up in a big way. Evolution is essential to staying relevant in this ever-changing industry, and reinvesting in your business can produce amazing results.
There’s a lot of competition in pretty much every market, and customers not only respond to shiny and new, but to efficiency and comfort. As restaurants grow, their needs change. What worked when you started your business may not be working as well now, and remodeling your restaurant may be in order.
Step One: Find the Right Company for the Job
Remodeling is no small investment with an average cost of $160 a square foot, according to Building Journal. If you don’t have the cash on hand to pay for the project, you may have to look into small business loans. Even with funding secured, you may not be able to have all of the new equipment or floor covering you want. It’s important to keep your expectations reasonable, and the right team will focus on getting the best possible outcome for your budget.
Once you’ve secured the funding for your renovation project, the first step in the remodeling process is creating a design. Find a company that will work with you to ensure your vision is met. The right company will put you at ease during what may seem like an overwhelming process.
If you don’t have a design already planned out, the company you choose will have trained professionals who will help you get the look and feel you want for your space. They will also guide you every step of the way so you can be positive no stones are left unturned.
You may be concerned that you’ll have to close your doors during the renovation process, but if you choose a qualified company, they will work with your business’ hours of operation and stay in the background until the job is complete. Keep in mind that it may take a few weeks or a few months to get your space where you want it to be, depending on the size of the project and what needs to be done.
Step Two: Obtain the Proper Permits
Every remodeling project comes with government red tape to get through. A restaurant renovation will involve the health department, fire department, gas company and your city’s buildings department. It may seem like a hassle, but it’s important to make sure the right paperwork is filed so some seemingly minor detail doesn’t fall through the cracks and prevent you from having the restaurant of your dreams.
Step Three: Make Sure Your Space Is up to Code
The company you choose to work with you on your renovation endeavor will be well-versed in building codes and the requirements restaurants must adhere to. You may have a great idea for foot traffic and table arrangement, but that idea might pose safety concerns such as fire hazards.
A restaurant remodel is a big investment, but it could pay off in a big way. Your customers will thank you by spending more time and money in your establishment, and your staff will thank you for providing them with a space that meets their needs.
If you’re considering remodeling your restaurant, call Hood Builder or contact us to get the ball rolling on creating your ideal food and beverage space. We’ll work with you to make your dream restaurant a reality.
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