There are a few questions a restaurant owner needs to ask themselves when they are beginning to think about the design of their restaurant. How will the food relate to the atmosphere of the restaurant? How do I want people to feel when they walk into the restaurant?
A great way to narrow down the design concept of the space is simply by the kind of food that the chef will be preparing. If the restaurant is Italian, you may want the color scheme and finishes to match that of Italian style. If the chef is preparing Asian fusion, you may want the restaurant to be more modern and trendy.
The designer will need to work with the builder to strategically place the kitchen, seating and entrance of the restaurant. Ultimately you want to restaurant to flow and have enough space for the staff to work and the guests to sit and eat comfortably.
When choosing materials for the restaurant you will want to make sure that they are sustainable and meet restaurant building codes. Your restaurant flooring will have a high traffic area so you want to make a selection that is aesthetic but also practical for the space. Restaurants are a great place for designers to make a statement with colors, textures and lighting. Guests will feel a connection to the space not only with great food but also with innovative design.