The best restaurants do much more than serve great food. That might sound counterintuitive, but that’s the truth; people keep coming back to restaurants because the place makes them feel welcome and comfortable. So, it’s important to create a good ambiance in your space.
Sometimes, though, the easiest way of improving your restaurant’s interior is simply by fixing up the lighting and audio. But that’s easier said than done. It always helps whenever the client has an idea of what they want since it helps companies like ours draw up a physical plan for your space. Here’s a few ideas that you can leverage for your restaurant.
The mood is a huge component of how customers perceive your place of business. This is why proper lighting is important. Nothing sets the mood more than well-matched light fixtures with a custom home automation component.
Take your all-day diner, for example. The need for mood lighting isn’t as pronounced for these establishments so they can make do with simple overhanging fixtures. But when you move to a cozier restaurant for a romantic evening, then you start seeing the need for softer lighting away from the direct gaze of your patrons. You want to light up their faces without shining the light into their faces.
If you have a location with plenty of windows that allow for daylight to stream in, consider automation. Fixtures with daylight sensors that can automatically adjust the lighting as the sun sets also adds to the mood of your restaurant.
Depending on what kind of establishment you’re running, your need for audio might not be as pronounced as others. If you require more quiet than music, then a sound system hidden in the alcoves of your establishment will do a good job of delivering soft music that can serve as white noise for your diners. Keep the speakers small, with little to no woofers, since you won’t be needing too much bass to round out the audio.
And, if you’re an establishment that’s known for great music, that doesn’t mean that you want the audio to be pumping out of amplifiers that can drown out the sound of conversation! Strategically place the speakers around the floor space of your restaurant so that the sound doesn’t sound all scattered.
At WiHome Integration, we make it a point to discuss your vision for your restaurant before we start working on the execution. That’s why we’d love to hear more from you! Give us a call at (703) 214-2866, or fill out our contact form to get in touch with us. We serve clients in Fairfax, Arlington County and Leesburg, VA.