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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

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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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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. […]

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Why Pop-Up Bars Are a Good Idea – Commercial Interior Design News

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Via trendhunter.com All photos courtesy of trendhunter.com If location is a critical part in the success of a pub or restaurant, committing to a specific operating place is a hard decision to make. However, there is a way to test a certain location before making it permanent, and that is the idea behind the pop-up bar […]

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And the Restaurant and Bar Design Winner Is… – Commercial Interior Design News

Restaurant Interior Design

All photos courtesy of restaurantandbardesignawards.com As the only awards in the world that are focused exclusively on food and drink spaces, The Restaurant and Bar Design Awards are coveted by top designers around the world. On October 1st, the 2015 awards were announced in London. Here are some of the winners in a selection that […]

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The Interior Design of Fletcher Hotel, Amsterdam – Commercial Interior Design News

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Robert Kolenik All photos courtesy of retaildesignblog   Fletcher Hotels’ newest location in Amsterdam resembles an upright cylinder on stilts. The roundness of the hotel building posed several interesting challenges for the interior designer, Robert Kolenik. Due to the circular shape of the building, he was faced with many difficult spaces to […]

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Magnificent Countertops At Your Fingertips – Commercial Interior Design News

By Guest Blogger Caesarstone All photos are from Caesarstone Canada Official Website Buying a home is a dream come true for most. We also want our home to look its best – stylish, grand and elegant. However most of us are worried about the fact that styling a home can be immensely costly. The truth […]

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Airy Restaurant Interior Design at Spring – Commercial Interior Design News

Airy Restaurant Interior Design at Spring Via remodelista.com Designer: Briony Fitzgerald Photos via remodelista.com Spring is a London establishment that boasts fine restaurant design, complete with historic flair. The eatery is part of the arts facility Somerset House, which was constructed all the way back in 1856. Founded by prominent Australian foodie Skye Gyngell, the […]

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Repurposed Materials Give Restaurant Some Flair – Commercial Interior Design News

Via www.remodelista.comDesigner: Alex MeyersPhotos via remodelista.com In restaurant design, repurposing materials is not only environmentally minded, but may also give you an edge. At least that is what the popularity of the Colonie restaurant suggests. Located on a strip of Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, New York, Colonie is an attractive dining option for residents and tourists. Granted, […]

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Feast for the Eyes Restaurant Design – Commercial Interior Design News

Guadalajara’s Hueso Restaurant Interior Design Provides a Feast for the Eyes! Via www.interiordesign.net Designer: Ignacio Cadena All photos courtesy Ignacio Cadena With an interior washed in white and antlered skulls covering the walls, it is no wonder why this restaurant bears the name Hueso—the Spanish word for bone. Located in Guadalajara in the heart of […]