Many restaurants suffer a drastically slower rotation of customers during the cooler weather seasons. There are fewer tourists and most local families seem to want to stay at home. Even having an outdoor patio does not draw the crowds the way it does during the summer months when people want to sit outside where it is quieter and where they can relax. Therefore, winter is the ideal time to take care of renovations. One of our plans before spring is the renovations of our restaurant bathrooms.
With the outdoor patios, people often say how great it is to sit outside rather than inside where things are darker. They like the natural light during the day and they enjoy the fresh air feeling that lingers into the evening hours as the sun fades away. Our hope is to bring a little of that freshness into our restaurant. This involves adding plants and lighter colored window dressings, but we also have to do more. The darkest area of our restaurant is the bathrooms and until recently we were unsure of how to solve this problem. Then we started looking around and we soon discovered that it was easier than we had expected, so we are putting our spring projects into motion.
Putting Ideas into Motion
We are still trying to figure out which style we will go with, but we are going to add windows to the upper areas of our bathroom walls so that natural light will be able to come in. They will have frosted glass to ensure that it is still a private area that people do not mind using. As to the rest, the commercial plumber we found from Crystal River, FL, Manatee Plumbing, will do the job since we are upgrading the toilets, sinks, and more. Our toilets will be new, low flow toilets that flush automatically so that people do not have to worry about germs. This will also ensure that the toilets stay cleaner and people will feel more comfortable about using them. We are also adding new faucets that are gold in color to help us maintain the light, airy feel of the restrooms. Once we find the right faucets, we hope that they can also be touch-less. When those renovations are complete, we are going to take it a step further by adding mirrors, repainting the walls, and placing live plants around the room.
Our Excitement Grows
As spring comes nearer each day, we spend more and more time getting excited by the idea of our upgrades. Our hope is that people will come to see the improvements we have decided to make and come back because they like the atmosphere of our newly remodeled interior. We know that people like their homes to be light and airy, and we hope to mimic that idea, so we are hoping to create a space that feels less “commercial” and more like home to our visitors. With that, we hope that our past visitors will return to see what we have done and then encourage new visitors to come see the beauty that we have created in our restaurant.