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February 2018


Hello Everybody! 

Our clients often ask us questions that are of interest to any business owner who is trying to open, a restaurant, coffee shop or any other business. From grease traps to bathroom requirements, these are the inevitable issues that need to be resolved when you we your design plans and before you can open your doors. 

If you are in the process of building or redesigning your restaurant or a shop, here are a few answers you may be interested in. We added a summary of how Mindful Design Consulting can help you with the process, and how you can use our experience to shorten and simplify it.

Want to learn more about what we do?  You can always follow us on Facebook or see interior design news on our Blog.

Truly yours, EKATERINA KOHLWES principal / designer

If you missed it, read our January newsletter that talks about trends in interior design and what to expect in 2018.

Do I Have Enough Restrooms? 

How Many Restrooms Does My Business Need?

How Many Restrooms Does My Business Need?

Photo: Hiroshi Endo via officesnapshots.com How many restrooms does my business need?  It is a question that all business owners have to face when planning the layout of their stores or restaurants. Unfortunately, the answer is not as simple as we’d like. In California, the number of required restrooms is dictated by the California Plumbing Code, Table 2902.1. However, each county …

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Do I need a Grease Trap?

Does My Small Food-related Business Need a Grease Trap?

Does My Small Food-related Business Need a Grease Trap?

Photo: Beary Bliss frozen yogurt shop design in Big Bear Lake, California, by Mindful Design Consulting Another one of the most common questions we hear is: does my small food-related business need a grease trap?  In San Diego, as in many other cities, there are strict regulations regarding how much grease can be released into the city system. In order …

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How Do I Make the Health Department Happy?

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What Does the Health Department Want to See on Your Plans?

In order to put your building plans into motion, you need, among other things, the approval of the Health Department. In San Diego, the Department of Environmental Health (the DEH or, simply, the Health Department) reviews your restaurant, café or any other food related facility design drawings and determines if you are up to the latest health code.   So …

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How Can Mindful Design Consulting Help Me?

Coffee Icon interior branding by Mindful Design Consulting

What Mindful Design Consulting Can Do for Your Business – And a Word about Our Prices

Photo above: Coffee Icon interior branding by Mindful Design Consulting team We are often asked for more details regarding our work and how we can help business owners. Even though our Services page offers you a great summary of what we are all about, here are a few more answers to some of the most frequently asked questions. What can …

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If you are thinking to open up a new business or in a process of rebranding and remodeling your existing business, contact us to get a free consultation from Mindful Design Consulting. Click HERE to price your project design.

Also, take a look at “Branding By Interior” e-book, the only book written on this subject at this time. It brings insight on how you can turn your business into a market-dominating competitor by using human cognitive responses.


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Best regards, Ekaterina Kohlwes

Mindful Design Consulting
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