Few other things affect the overall look and feel of your restaurant more than its hospitality tables. The tables and chairs you install greatly affect both the style of the space and the comfort of your customers.
If you've been working with a restaurant interior designer and have nailed down a design style but have been unable to find the tables you want, then you always have the option of having them custom manufactured. If you decide to custom order, then keep these considerations in mind:
Skip Transient Design Trends
Unless your restaurant is on the cutting edge and you have the budget for regular remodeling, skip the latest design trends. Design trends are transient and if you opt for super trendy hospitality tables, then they will soon look dated. However, if you opt for a more versatile table style, then you can use less expensive decor pieces to stay on trend.
Choose Only Commercial-Grade Hospitality Tables
Restaurant hospitality tables not only enhance the experience and design of the space, but they also must be durable for heavy use and made to last. While you may be tempted to purchase tables made for residential use, this is always a bad idea. Residential furniture isn't made to take the same constant use and cleaning as commercial-grade tables.
Select Tables With an Eye Toward Space Optimization and Flexibility
When it comes to restaurant tables, you need to optimize the customer spaces while also giving yourself the flexibility to move tables around to accommodate different designs or large gatherings. Rather than buying a few larger tables, opt for smaller tables that are all the same height. This allows you to move things around to change designs or when larger groups of diners visit.
Additionally, if your restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating, consider purchasing hospitality tables and chairs appropriate for use in both. This allows you to move more tables outdoors when the weather is nice and move them back indoors when the weather turns cold again.
Don't Be a Victim of Decision Paralysis
Finally, the last consideration when ordering custom-made hospitality tables is to not get mired down in decision paralysis. Empty restaurant spaces can be overwhelming and having unlimited choices can easily result in decision paralysis. The choices are endless and it is important to keep the perspective that in the end, you will be happy with whatever you choose and likely look back and chuckle at how much mental effort you wasted on the choice.
Contact a local furniture service to learn more about hospitality tables.