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Eco-friendly Furniture and Accents for Today’s Commercial Interior Designs

Naturals Ambary Rug by Jaipur for Burke Decor – 50 percent wool, 50 percent hemp In your attempt to remain as environmentally friendly as possible in the process of building your restaurant or store, you may have started with using sustainable materials for your structural work or finishes. Once your space is ready to decorate, you can take your eco-friendly […]

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Eco-friendly Materials for Your Restaurant or Store Interior Design

Photo: Vetrazzo Cobalt Sky recycled glass mix countertop via vetrazzo.com If being environmentally minded is important to you when designing your restaurant, dessert shop or store, you generally have three ways to achieve your goal. You can use sustainable materials and finishes, decorate your interior with eco-friendly furniture and accents, and serve your clientele by using ecologically-friendly tableware […]

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How to Price Contractors, Architects and Designers

When trying to design and open a store or restaurant, the best ideas are worth nothing if they are not implemented right. Similarly, the best implementation may end up in disaster if it drains your financial resources and leaves you in a precarious spot before you even start on your way as a business owner. […]

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How To Make a Store or Restaurant Design Process Flow Smoothly

When working your way through all the stages of opening a store or restaurant, pay close attention to the design stage. The restaurant design process is an involved one that can easily stall or deviate unpredictably if your choice of a design company is not right, if deadlines are not met or if communication is […]

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How Long Does It Take to Design and Get Permits for Your Restaurant or Store?

If you are planning to open a restaurant or store and you wonder what it takes to turn your dream into reality, reality is exactly what you should always keep in mind. Becoming a restaurant owner is an adventure that will test you more than you have ever thought. Negotiate, design, draw plans, get permits […]

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How Much Does a Store or Restaurant Construction Cost?

One of the first questions you’ll want to answer when planning to open a store or a restaurant business is “How much will the construction of my space cost?” The answer depends on your particular space – its current state and where you want to take it from there. However, a rough estimate of your […]

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Road Map to Opening a New Restaurant

If you have been dreaming of opening a new restaurant and are finally ready to put your plans into motion, congratulations! You are about to embark on a great adventure that will most likely bring you lots of satisfaction. However, there is a lot to do before opening your doors to the public. The list […]

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How to Choose a Restaurant Style

Have you ever noticed how some slick and modern restaurant sometimes opens in a historical area of your city, just to close within a few months because of a lack of customers? What causes a restaurant with beautiful interior design, great customer service and an excellent menu to fail so fast? The answer is simple. […]

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How to Use Sound to Boost Your Business

When designing a commercial space, sound may not be one of your priorities. However, this apparently secondary detail has an important role in the way your customers and employees behave. Here is a piece of information to reflect upon: Studies show that loud music, while irritating to some noise-sensitive customers, make many others succumb to […]

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Going Natural with Moss Walls in Commercial Interior Design

Photo via materials-inc.com Despite the heavy presence of synthetic materials in our buildings and interiors, there is an undeniable need for nature in every human being. In interior design, it is easy to notice the calming effect of the occasional natural material or the fact than no interior seems complete without a plant or two. […]

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Trees and Houses – Unique Ways to Create a Theme Coffee Shop Design

Via contemporist.com Designer:YAMO Design Studio All photos via contemporist.com While bringing the outdoors inside is nothing new when it comes to interior design, the ways to do it are endless and sometimes surprising. The charming Kale Cafe in Hangzhou, China, dreamed up by the Shanghai-based YAMO Design Studio, uses made-up trees and ingenious space dividers […]

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Using Cork in Commercial Design

Via dezeen.com Designer: Gundry & Ducker Graphics and branding: Ico Design All photos: Hufton & Crow via dezeen.com  Designed by London-based studio Gundry & Ducker, the interior of the Biju Bubble Tea Rooms in Soho is an ingenious example of using cork in commercial design. Cork comes with definite advantages as an environmentally-friendly, fire-resistant material […]

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Why a Restaurant Ordering System Is a Powerful Business Tool

ouchScreen ordering menu in restaurants

If you are a restaurant or bar owner trying to improve your services and rise above the competition, turning digital may just be the detail that does it. While the typical restaurant offers printed menus to their patrons, you can take a step into the future and replace them with an ordering system that changes […]

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What Type of Grease Trap Should I Choose for My Restaurant?

Grease trap types in restaurants

Installing grease traps is a must for most restaurants, and a topic you have to be aware of when planning for your plumbing system. In another article, we have already answered the question “Does my small food-related business need a grease trap?” and many others related to this subject. There, we explained that it is […]

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Flip-out Windows Take Advantage of the Views in Commercial Spaces

Photo via flipoutwindows.com If your business is a restaurant, a cafe or a kiosk, flip-out windows are a feature you might want to consider. Unlike bi-fold windows that obstruct the view with their frame structure, the flip-out version truly opens your interior to the outside and creates the feeling of a single flowing space. When […]

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How to Design an Outdoor Living Space Your Customers Can Use All Year Round

Sponsored by Home Tip Adviser How to Design an Outdoor Living Space Your Customers Can Use All Year Round?  Outdoor living has become a big part of modern life. Hospitality businesses have sought to take advantage of this in a big way, by extending their usable space outdoors. Bi-folding doors are a contemporary way of blurring […]

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How to Use Decorative Screens in Commercial Interior Design

All photos via interlam-design.com Have you ever seen decorative screens in a restaurant interior? As one of the most versatile elements of decor, decorative screens can answer many interior design problems in restaurants or any other commercial space. From serving as space dividers to simple decorative solutions for interiors that need some spark, they can […]

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

Above: Beary Bliss frozen yogurt shop design in Big Bear Lake, California, by Mindful Design Consulting Another one of the most common questions we hear from potential clients 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 […]

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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, […]

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Bold Colors and Wall Art – New Trends in Commercial Interior Design

Photo: designboom.com Bold wall treatments are a growing trend in 2017, and for good reason. Walls offer an ample background for decorative elements that can make a statement and instantly change the vibe and mood of a space. But rather than using heavy materials to achieve an aesthetic combination of color, texture and light reflections, […]

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The Art of the Bar Stool – Inspiring Furniture for Commercial Interior Design

Photo: decornorth.com Many times, the most unassuming pieces of furniture have the greatest visual impact. Take the bar stool, for instance. Without the bulk of an armchair or the multifunctionality of a table, this humble piece of furniture can still become the star of a well-designed interior. Below are only a few examples of bar stools […]

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Parisian Coffee Shop Design Takes a Minimalistic Approach to Elegance

Minimalistic Coffee Kiosk Design

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Studio Dessuant Bone All photos via retaildesignblog.net Located in a cozy Parisian courtyard on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, the Honor café bears the clean and ingenious design touch of Studio Dessuant Bone. It is a place where coffee lovers can enjoy a cup of their favorite beverage, while witnessing the coffee making […]

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Black and White Restaurant Design Plays on Simplicity

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Ramón Esteve Estudio All photos: Alfonso Calza via retaildesignblog.net A drastically reduced chromatic palette can have a great dramatic effect and emphasize, by contrast, the shapes and textures of a space. Designed only in black and white, the Blanc i Negre interior draws a large part of its uniqueness and character from this simple, […]

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2016 Retail Trends That Will Bring More Business

2016 Retail Trends

Businesses must periodically update themselves to keep up with the market and changes in customers’ expectations.  Today we will share a few new trends that you will see showing up this year in retail and the restaurant industry. There are ideas for every type of business here, from combining different functions into one space, adding […]

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Waste-Reducing Smoothie Bar Interior Design Attracts With Bright Colors

New Smoothie Bar Design Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: IDEI Concept AB / Jan-Ove Sönnerbo Photo: retaildesignblog.net The proliferation of smoothie bars is just a sign of the times.  A more health-conscious society is in search for places where a treat can be enjoyed free of guilt. Such a place is the smoothie bar created by IDEI Concept […]

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How to Make Your Kitchen Comfortable and Unique. Amazing Countertops Ideas!

Kitchen Design Ideas

This Blog is Sponsored by Caesarstone Kitchen is one of the most important areas of your home. Here you can create mouth-watering dishes, share time with your family or gather around for do-it-yourself projects with your kids. If your counter surfaces seem to be outdated the place becomes stagnant and uninviting.  Sometimes a simple renovation […]

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Apothecary-Themed Bar Feeds Nostalgia for the Past – Commercial Interior Design News

Via retaildesignblog.net Designers: Julia Petiprin – PRN Interior Design (interior design), Ron Novak – Drawing Department (architecture) All photos: sundryandvice.com There are many ways bars can sneak onto their patrons’ favorite list, but Sundry and Vice of Cincinnati, Ohio, plays on the nostalgia for the past. An apothecary-inspired cocktail establishment designed by Julia Petiprin of PRN […]

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Contemporary Café Attracts the Coffee Culture Crowd – Commercial Interior Design News

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Lefteris Tsikandilakis All photos: retaildesignblog.net Combining contemporary and tradition-inspired elements, Café Mirabilis in Heraklion Crete, Greece, tends to the young, active crowd while remaining true to local influences. The café was designed by Lefteris Tsikandilakis, with the declared purpose of creating a place inspired by the coffee culture in Greece and perfectly adapted […]

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Dutch Restaurant Flaunts Industrial Design with Rails – Commercial Interior Design News

Via retaildesignblog.net Designers: Framework Studios All photos courtesy of Peter Tijhuis Large spaces are always a challenge when trying to design a restaurant interior with an intimate atmosphere. Add to this the need to balance an industrial environment, and you face a real test of creativity. A test that the designers of Framework Studio, an Amsterdam-based […]

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Nature and Geometry at the Shaburi Restaurant in Jakarta – Commercial Interior Design News

Designer: Metaphor Interior All photos courtesy of Sanshiera Located in the Grand Indonesia “shopping town” in Jakarta, Shaburi is an all-you-can-eat restaurant that is equally generous with what it offers to the eye. A smart combination of natural materials and a good amount of visual detail create a space that is both relaxing and captivating. […]