By Michael Schmid at January 24 2019 22:47:56
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.
Without doing this there is no way to ensure the proper flow of traffic and the atmosphere of the restaurant and it can also have a serious financial effect. So make it your business to take out time to review several sample restaurant floor plans before you make any final layout and design decisions.