Shut-downs Present the Perfect Opportunity to Remodel

Last week, California announced another round of restaurant closures due to a recent and troubling spike in COVID case numbers. This comes as the second wave of mandatory restaurant shut-downs, which will result in widespread job loss (both temporary and long term) and will be financially devastating for millions. And while the next few weeks will be exceptionally difficult for both employees and employers, there might just be a silver lining.

This is because customers, clients, and employees will be gone from the business over the next few weeks, allowing you (the owner) a chance to finally make those restaurant upgrades you’ve been putting off for years. Without the ability to serve in-person dining, it’s time to start thinking about the direction you would like to see your restaurant move towards. If you own a food or beverage establishment in a top California city, chances are you’ve been competing with some of the best in the business. And these top restaurants are not only judged by the quality of the food and service, but also the ambiance and aesthetic. With so many competing restaurants to choose from, you have to make your business stand out and pique the interest of passersby.  And if you haven’t put work into your business in over a decade, chances are it’s due for a serious interior upgrade. Luckily, Space Plus, A Division of the Sliding Door Company has the expert know-how and innovative ideas to bring your environs into the modern moment.

To help get you started, we’ve provided a few interior design tips and tactics for your new project.

Expand the Space

These days, we tend to feel most at ease within wide-open spaces and sleek open floor plans that ooze contemporary modernism. And this considered style doesn’t just apply to restaurants but also is integrated into workspaces, retail shops, and homes. The truth is, the decade-long transition to a more light-filled, open-air environment creates a breathable space and allows your patrons to feel included in the greater experience. Providing easy interior visibility broadens the space and creates a kinship between patrons. A great way to achieve expansive interiors is to adopt a minimalist approach and reduce the number of physical barriers and even tables within the space. Though if your restaurant requires a few physical barriers within the dining area, we suggest installing beautiful glass wall partitions or Glass Room Dividers to achieve this medium. This way, you can enjoy some spatial separation between tables or entire dining rooms, all while retaining an open floor plan and the same visibility.

Modernize it

Lately, the interior design industry is promoting the use of natural textiles, rustic materials and timeless pieces. Juxtapositions of natural elements such as wood with metal, or glass paired with earthen materials like stucco create a fascinating narrative for your customers to appreciate while they dine. Integrate metalwork with comfortable opposites like velvet, linen or corduroy to use for upholstery like seat cushions. Also, don’t forget to update your bathrooms to reflect the rest of the renovation. Pair modern Sliding Glass Bathroom Doors with rustic concrete floors and finish the room off with worldly wall textiles. Women in particular will truly appreciate the extra effort

Now that you have a springboard of ideas, it’s time to jump into the interior remodeling. After all, you may only have a few weeks until restaurants are allowed to reopen! By implementing these spatial solutions into your interior space, you’ll be able to compete with your surrounding restaurants and attract the customers you’ll need to emerge from this crisis unscathed. For more ideas, inspiration, and related blogs, head over to Space Plus, a Division of The Sliding Door Company for all the best in commercial space-saving solutions! From Bi-Fold doors to Swing Doors, wall dividers to suspended systems, Space Plus has it all! Schedule a free consultation with one of our showroom professionals and order your very own custom Qubi Glass partitions today!

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Upscaling Boutique Hotels

As a hotel owner, you’re constantly updating and evolving your facilities to appeal to your clients. With so many competing hospitality options within close proximity to you, your hotel needs to pique the attention of your clients from the moment they see your business online. By offering updated interiors, carefully considered amenities, great staff, and modern architectural design, you’ll make it hard for potential clients to stay somewhere else! Easier said than done, right? Each of these necessities takes time, money, and conceptualization to realize, and oftentimes, as a hotel owner, that’s not exactly your specialty.

Not to fret! There are designers, architects, and curators available specifically for this kind of work. If you want to make an impact in the hotel industry and ensure your establishment is a success even during these uncertain times, look no further. Below we have some of the best tips and design ideas to inspire your hotel interiors and grab the attention of those excited hotel goers in the months to come!

Step 1: Update Your Interiors

Interiors are literally everything when it comes to inspiring future stays. The level of excellence of your hotel interiors reflects your relative value. Are your rooms and spa facilities updated and chic? Is your lobby luxurious and comfortable? Do you have modern furniture and a consistent theme that flows throughout the entire building? If you can’t answer “Yes!” to all of these, you’ve got your work cut out for you. The first impression one gets when stepping foot in your lobby is arguably the most important impression out of anything else. You want your guests to feel excited, wowed, and luxurious when they enter your establishment. Having thoughtful considerations like a sleek coffee bar, a sumptuous alcohol bar or restaurant, beautiful interior design, and a wonderfully attentive reception will make or break their experience from the start.

Modernizing your hotel lobby can be done with a less-is-more mindset. Minimalism and effortlessly uncluttered design is all the rage these days. You can achieve this look by pairing back your interior decor, having bold color choices, and updating your interior technology. Your doors, for example, should be sleek, modern, and buttery smooth to use. The Sliding Door Company makes fool-proof aesthetically beautiful sliding glass doors and floor to ceiling wall partitions. By integrating these throughout your hotel lobby and spa facilities, you’ll level up your facility overnight.

Step 2: Make Their Experience Unforgettable

From the moment they arrive at your boutique hotel, they need to be positively wowed. This includes everything from the little treats and considerations you leave in their suite for them. Beverages in the cooler, chocolates on the pillow, feather-soft pillows, and cloud mattresses all curate an unforgettable experience for your guests. Other amenities such as breathtaking spa facilities, a state-of-the-art gym, a deliciously inspired hotel restaurant, and sparkling clean rooms will all elevate your business, making your boutique hotel a total destination.

Step 3: It’s All About Convenience

From the moment your guests book their stay with you, to the second their car pulls up to your hotel, they should be expertly catered for. Every interaction they have in your facility needs to be tailored to them specifically, offering a personalized experience for each party. People pay a high price for convenience, meaning, your business and staff need to go the extra mile. Have a concierge waiting outside for arriving guests, provide a valet service, and show your guests around the facility so they become well-acquainted with their new environment. Provide suave entry and exit with sleek sliding glass bathroom doors and sliding closet doors in every room to enable quick and easeful use. Use these tips to check the convenience box every guest is looking for and make your hotel an unforgettable experience.

Putting these tips into play, you can begin to retrain your mind and body to have a super focused, productive day, whether at the office or at home! For more ideas, inspiration, and related blogs, head over to Space Plus, a Division of The Sliding Door Company for all the best in commercial space-saving solutions! From Bi-Fold doors to swing doors, wall dividers to Suspended Systems, Space Plus has it all. Schedule a free consultation with one of our showroom professionals and start your educational transformation today!

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