Thursday, March 3, 2016
When people head out to eat at a restaurant, they expect to sit down in comfortable restaurant booths and not experience any pain from an hour meal. Choosing your restaurant booths may seem like a difficult task and this is simply because there is a little more planning that goes into it than some of the other aspects of your restaurant. For example, what you need to have as far as dinnerware or appliances in the kitchen is standard, so there are not too many varying options or choices other than color and style.
Below, we will discuss some of the different things you need to think about and consider when choosing quality restaurant booths for your upscale dining facility.
The first choice that you will be faced with is the style of the booth that you want to have. You do not want to have a big mismatched interior in your restaurant, so it is important that you choose a style and stick with it.
When it comes to the style, you can choose from five main types that are readily available and they include three-quarter circle booths, half circles, singles, doubles, and even wall benches.
We mentioned above that you should not mix-match the different styles, but it is okay to have one set of booths in your restaurant and then offer a half circle or even a three-quarter circle to accommodate larger parties.
You will now have to choose between the types of trim and add-ons that you would like your booths to have and also the types of cushions and material covering those cushions.
For starters, the cushions come in either a solid foam piece option or a spring foam option. The spring option is usually the best as it offers a bit more give for customers and they can easily slide in and out.
When it comes to the type of fabric you use, you may want to stick with leather as it is easy to clean. Fabric is a nice option, but stains and smells can get trapped in the fibers and cause problems later on down the road. If you want to have fabric, you can consider an upholstered back board with a leather seat.
When we talk about the trim, we are talking about the back board options, which can be leather, plain wood, or fabric. You should choose the right type based on the décor within your restaurant. You may also want to consider adding additional features to the booth such as crumb strips and the like.
Lastly, you should always choose a neutral color or one that matches your décor. If you choose a color that is specific to the theme in your restaurant, keep this in mind when you want to alter the décor as you will have to have all booths reupholstered.
When it comes to the décor in your restaurant, it matters more than you may think it does and it creates the mood for the restaurant. Matching your restaurant booths to your décor will help bring the entire look and atmosphere together.
Lastly, if you are worried that you are making a design mistake in your restaurant, consider these common ones.