With over 250 projects completed and over 15 years experience, Liteco Projects are your qualified Sydney Shopfitters and Interior Projects Specialists. We offer a complete service to our clients: from design concept to project completion. We are the one-stop shop for office fitouts, commercial shop fitouts, hospitality fitouts, retail fitouts and café fitouts in Sydney.
In-House Design & Development
Our in-house design & development team are highly specialised in commercial interior design and are on-point with the latest trends. With a reputation for quality building fitouts – our design team will work with you to turn your vision into reality whilst also working within your budget.
Our in-house joinery team specialises in manufacturing and installing custom designed, high-end cabinetry, furniture and display cabinets. These pieces are unique to your business, promoting your brand’s message to your target audience.
As sellers of high quality hospitality equipment, our in-house hospitality team provides the best quality kitchen equipment for your kitchen refurbishment. Sourced from all major brands in Australia and at best market rates, we also provide this equipment as standalone items.
Our Service Pillars
Liteco Projects are one of the leading fitout companies in Sydney, providing unique solutions to our clients. We are a team of highly experienced shopfitters and interior designers, focussing on commercial refits in Sydney and across Australia.
We specialise in the design and installation of hospitality fitouts, recently completing projects in Sydney’s Westfield Shopping Centres, QVB , World Square Centre and Sydney Airport Terminal.
As a one-stop refit shop, we are a full-service company - we take care of everything!
From selecting the right premises to planning applications, design, joinery and more.
We are also well known for our on-trend office refurbishments, retail fitouts and luxury residential revamps. Our reputation is second to none and we always deliver on time and within budget.
Whether you are opening a new establishment or renovating your existing restaurant or café, one of your main purchases will always be the commercial kitchen equipment. In fact, since this equipment can take up a large part of your kitchen budget in Sydney, it’s important that you choose wisely.
So to help you select the best value for money equipment, here are five questions to ask yourself before making your purchases.
1. What’s the cost of the kitchen equipment?
If you are on a tight budget, then cost might be your priority. This should, however, be tempered with quality, because there’s no point in buying poor quality kitchen equipment, just because it’s cheap.
2. Does your kitchen have enough space for the equipment?
Th design features of any good commercial kitchen are ease of use, efficiency and safety, but you also need sufficient space for your equipment. With the right plan to hand, you can select the best commercial kitchen equipment for your space.
3. Is this the best quality you can afford on your budget?
On a limited budget, you might not be able to buy the best of everything. So buy equipment with multiple uses and splash out on one or two essential, but high quality, items.
4. Is the commercial kitchen equipment easy to use and clean?
The commercial kitchen equipment you purchase needs to be easily cleaned and easy to use. So do some research into your preferred items, making sure they are not difficult to operate and can be cleaned quickly and efficiently.
5. Do you need advice refitting your commercial kitchen?
Designing an efficient kitchen with a good work flow and finding the right suppliers can be difficult, even if you are an experienced chef. So you might want to consider engaging a kitchen designer for your project. Someone who can help with the layout of your kitchen, select the best value for money equipment, and locate reliable suppliers.
Are you considering a hospitality fitout in Sydney this year?
Updating your restaurant isn’t something that’s taken lightly, but with the impact of the virus on the industry, it actually makes good business sense.
This is because you need to attract both old and new customers to your restaurant. One of the ways to do this is to give people confidence that you are handling their concerns about the virus in an appropriate manner. So some aspects of your hospitality fitout will most probably stay the same, but others will need to change.
Here are the top 6 hospitality fitout trends in Sydney that you should consider for your new restaurant design.
1. Shared condiments
Leaving condiments on the table or sharing them between tables can transfer the virus between customers. So these condiments are now being brought to the table on request and cleaned between tables.
2. Shared tables
Communal tables also pose problems for many people, so again, there’s a movement away from this type of dining towards a more innovative restaurant design that provides distance between diners.
3. Restaurant apps
Using apps to access menus and order food in your restaurant is gaining momentum as it plays on the use of technology and supports contactless interactions.
4. Outdoor dining
We have seen an increase in outdoor dining during the pandemic and this will continue as we start to return to a more normal lifestyle.
5. Social distancing
Whilst social distancing may be eliminated at some time in the future, it will continue to be important for many people. So layouts that foster a safe distance between diners are becoming more prevalent in restaurants.
Even though we may return to normal, it’s likely that many customers will continue to have problems with the close social interactions around buffets. This means that the trend for hospitality fitouts is moving away from shared buffets to creating new dining experiences that allay these fears.
In Part A, we covered your business plan and now in Part B, we take a look at the final steps needed to start your own restaurant or café.
These steps begin with engaging the best interior project specialists for your new restaurant or café fitout in Sydney and ends with the launch of your business!
1. Arrange your restaurant or café fitout in Sydney
With your business plan and funds organised, your next step is to hire interior project specialists to start your restaurant or cafe fitout. This includes the front end with its furniture and décor, as well as the back end kitchen and all the necessary equipment.
2. Select the best POS for your situation
Now that your cafe fitout is well on its way to completion, you need to organise your Point of Service or POS as it’s usually called in the industry. This is a computerised system that helps you track sales, food inventories and cash flow for your business. It will make your bookkeeping and tax much easier at the end of the month.
3. Organise food and liquor supplies
You might not be selling alcohol at your establishment, but if you are then it’s time to organise these suppliers, as well as suppliers for your food. Finding reliable providers is an important part of a successful business venture, so it pays to take your time and get it right.
4. Hire staff for front of house and kitchen
Now is the time to hire a manager for your restaurant or café, as well as all the staff for the front end and kitchen. Having staff on board (particularly the chef) will help you with the final step in your venture, outlined below.
5. Test your new menu on staff, family and friends
Your cafe fitout should be nearing completion, so it’s time to design and test your initial menu. This will also allow you to spot check your new suppliers for quality and reliability.
With all ten steps covered, you are now ready to launch your new café or restaurant!
If you’re thinking of opening your own restaurant or café, you need a solid business plan before you start looking for interior project specialists.
So in Part A of our cheat sheet we cover the five steps you need to create a business plan for your new venture. It’s not until Part B that we cover restaurant and café fitouts in Sydney, as well as the remaining steps that need to be completed before launching your new business.
At the end, you will have a ten-step cheat sheet to starting your own restaurant or café!
1. What type of restaurant or café do you want?
You might have a preference for a fast food restaurant, casual dining, organic café, family restaurant or even fine dining, but what does the market need? Match your location with what people want and you have a goldmine!
2. Identify the regulations that apply in your location
Each state or territory has its own regulations, permits and compliance standards that cover the sale of food and liquor, as well as food safety. Check these out and know exactly what’s expected of your restaurant or café.
3. How will you fund your new business?
Make sure you have enough funds to pay for everything for at least six months, including your restaurant or café fitout, utilities, staff wages, food, liquor, marketing, rent and licences. Forecast your cashflow needs and make sure you can last until you start making a profit.
4. Identify the right location and look at leases
Your success can rely heavily on your location, so do your research and find a site that is popular with people, as well as easily accessible with parking and transport nearby.
5. How will you brand and market your business?
You also need to have your branding message organised before you contact interior project specialists. This means that once you have your new lease and commence the fitout, you can start marketing your new café or restaurant, building momentum for your awesome launch!
In Part B of our cheat sheet we cover the final steps for making your dream a reality!
What Our Clients Are Saying About Us
We are a team of shopfitters and interior designers based in Sydney with expertise in the Hospitality & Food Service Industry. We specialise in designing fitouts & refurbishments for restaurants, cafes, food courts, hotels and night clubs. We also have a strong and enviable track record in Retail Shop Fittings, Office Fitouts and Luxury Residential Refurbishments.
We have reputably undertaken substantial projects across Sydney including Westfield Shopping Centre, QVB, World Square Centre and Sydney Airport terminals.
Our service spans Sydney metropolitan areas and interstate including Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane.
Q. How much will a shop fit-out cost?
A. The cost for shop fittings in Sydney varies depending upon the amount of work and fit-out plan. Professional shopfitters in Sydney can provide you with an estimate based on your shop layout and proposed design. You can Consult Our professional Team for the exact cost for commercial fit-outs in Sydney.
Q. How Long Will My Commercial Fitout Project Take?
A. The duration for commercial fit-out projects can vary based on the scope of work involved, shop fitting requirements and your commercial interior designers in Sydney. Choose our expert team for commercial fit-outs in Sydney to enjoy impeccable service and timely completion of the project.
Q. What Council Applications do we need?
A. A DA/CDC approval is needed for most of the shop fittings in Sydney. We can help you to get the desired approval and work done without any hassles.
Q. What cities/states do you work in?
A. We are one of the leading commercial interior designers in Sydney. We work across Australia and provide our professional services in all states and cities in Australia.
Q. Does your company undertake all aspects of commercial fit-outs?
A. Yes, We provide end-to-end commercial fit-out services. We cover all important aspects of commercial fit-out and shopfitting in Sydney. We make sure to provide professional fit-out services for the most reasonable prices.
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