By Dennis Mayer at April 15 2019 10:00:12
Setting a proper floor plan is essential to being able to maximize future profits and minimize losses. Everything from the kitchen to the front door needs to be planned out and laid out in order to ensure that the restaurant follows a flow pattern that is going to allow the kitchen to run smoothly during food preparation and cooking as well as the flow in and out of the kitchen. Setting these aspects are going to be the largest drain on finances for any new restaurant.
Draw a scaled plan using a pencil and graph paper. Now that the measurements have been taken it is time to get to work to create a scaled plan of the room. Drawing a room to scale on plan is simple once one understands that one quarter inch square on the graph paper equals one foot, and that inches can be estimated with half a square equaling 6_inches and a fourth of a square equating to 3_inches. Using the length and width measurements draw the basic room perimeter to scale onto the graph paper with a pencil. Draw in the doors, windows, etc. to scale on the graph paper in the same way you measured them in the room.
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.
Functionality of space _ if there is an elderly person or invalid at home with requirement for extra space or young children who need more space around the house, these requirements should be factored in. Making provision for family changes while drawing up floor plans is advantageous even if the requirement is not immediate as future alterations and additions may not be possible always.