Design Plans for Your Food Service Establishment

Have you ever walked in to a restaurant that just felt right? The atmosphere, the food, the design of the physical restaurant, they all flowed together and made one beautiful place to eat.

When thinking about commercial remodeling, it’s important to know how to create a good design for your restaurant so people want to eat there. Functionality and design are the two key elements in commercial remodeling that need to work together to create the atmosphere your customers love, and here’s how to capture the essence of your restaurant with them.

A waiter putting down a "reserved sign" and wine glasses


Obviously, every room has a certain function. A restaurant is a dining room, a kitchen, and a place to gather with friends and family. These spaces need to flow together and hold the common atmosphere of the restaurant, while still holding true to what they’re designed to function as.

The kitchen will always need a line where they can put the finished food, a stove, refrigerator, an oven, a dishwasher, and other necessities. Some kitchens will need a brick oven, for pizza or other foods, and some kitchens will only really need a fryer and a stove, it’s important to know what you need to perform at your best. But it’s also important to understand how each item flows together in design.


Functionality is important, but the design and set up creates the atmosphere customers recognize. You don’t want a fine dining restaurant to look like a fast food restaurant, so don’t use off-white plastic tables with wiggly chairs when you should be using wooden tables with matching chairs. While both set ups have the same functionality, they both have different personalities. You want to choose the design for your dining room and kitchen that works best for what you want the restaurant to say about your dining experience.

Putting it All Together

Different restaurants need different things to be the perfect place for their customers, and combining the function and design to create one atmosphere creates an efficiency in the restaurant. When thinking about a commercial remodeling, you need to think about how both of these things may affect your restaurant efficiency. You want it to flow and go smoothly from one function to the next with the same atmosphere, but you don’t want to do it alone.

Contact Northstar Commercial Construction today to work with the professionals on your local commercial remodeling.

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