By Niklas Finkel at July 18 2019 06:11:50
One of the best tips about using a basement for additional living space is to raise the ceiling. Adding an extra foot (or more) in the height of your basement ceiling is much less expensive than adding an additional floor or expanding the overall floor plan, and the added height will eliminate that closed_in feeling you get with so many basements.
Viewing sample restaurant floor plans can help you come up with a cost effective floor plan. A successful restaurant starts with the floor plan. When reviewing samples of floor plans, ask yourself why did they design it the way they did. Ask yourself if the way they designed their floor plan will help them maximize sales or minimize and hurt their sales. Then ask yourself is there anything you can borrow from here to help you with your layout of your floor plan. You see, what you are looking for is not just a nice layout and floor design, your sole objective here is to identify strengths and weaknesses of sample restaurant floor plans you are reviewing, in doing this you are looking for ideas and the best possible layout for your restaurant.
A floor plan is about space deployment, or more specifically, the space you want (or need) for family members, guests, pets, entertaining and basic household operations (i.e. cooking, dining, laundry, storage, etc.). Furthermore, it is easy to overlook space requirements for many things we take for granted such as hobbies, displaying collections and other family activities. Try to anticipate as many of your family's needs as possible and expand your floor plan to accommodate your desires.
Take some time out to visit restaurants in your area, this is another simple way to look at samples of restaurant floor plans. Carry a notebook to take notes on the floor plan you are reviewing, go buy a cup of coffee, and analyze their floor plan and ask yourself again, what is good and bad about the floor plan and what would you change to maximize sales and minimize losses for their restaurant. In doing this you are getting ideas on what to do and not do to your own restaurant.