Your Refurbishment Vision – Our Interior Design Expertise
Good interior design is not just about the aesthetics of the commercial or hospitality fitouts, it’s also about the flow throughout the space. Staff and customers need to feel comfortable in a space, otherwise the refurbishment won’t be a complete success.
To this end, our in-house interior design specialists work closely with our clients to not only bring their vision to life, but also to ensure that their spaces are practical, flexible and fit for purpose. Compliance is also a feature that heavily plays into the success of hospitality and retail fitouts. Our design specialists understand how to pull all of these factors toget-er to deliver a space that fulfi Is our client’s expectations.
All Our Designs Are Unique
Our highly experienced designers are always aware of the Hottest trends and innovations within not only the design world, but also within the hospitality, office and retail industries. Our client-focussed designs are always unique, on-point and a complete success with our client’s customers. To achieve this high-end design, we offer our clients a free on-site consultation and a free quote. We also help you to select your new premises, if you are a start-up business.
Full-Service Refits In Sydney
We take care of everything! From the design stage right through to completion, we hand over a fully refurbished store, restaurant, office or cafe! Our designers work hand in hand with our dients to ensure that all our refits in Sydney are on-point at every stage of the process.
Our hospitality and commercial shop fitout services include:
•Space and interior flow planning
•Equipment, appliance, cabinetry and furniture specifications
At Liteco Projects, we work hard to meet the expectations of our clients, providing them with innovative design and cost effective solutions.
Commercial Shop Fitouts – Three Stage Process
Consultation You tell us your vision
Design Planning We plan your custom
Project Scheduling We turn your vision into
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.
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!
There are two ways to increase your café’s revenue in Sydney. One way is to move to a better location where there is plenty of foot traffic. The other is to invest in your business by focussing on the latest trends in café fitouts.
As interior projects specialists, we keep our finger on the pulse of all the latest innovations and trends in the hospitality industry. Our clients benefit because they know that their new refurbishment will engage their customers and grow their business. So if you are ready to revamp your café, here are three of the easiest trends to follow.
Focus on comfort
Some of the best café fitouts in Sydney are those that make people feel as if they are in a comfortable living room. So instead of cramming as much seating as possible into your café, consider a range of stylish sofas and armchairs, low set coffee tables, floor lamps, book cases, and so on. This design style encourages customers to linger in your café, meet up with friends, and tell everyone about the wonderful time they spent there!
It’s time to move away from heavily themed café fitouts in Sydney and focus on textures. More specifically, you want to layer all these delicious textures on top of one another so that you overwhelm your customers with delight! This means combining old timbers with new, concrete floors with plush rugs, recycled chairs with new sofas, copper, iron, glass and marble. This approach will give your café a unique look and feel, which is what customers love!
Industrial & unfinished
Mixing an industrial and unfinished design with a focus on comfort and textures can take your café to the next level. At Liteco Projects, we recognise that café fitouts focussing on an industrial and unfinished theme have been trending in Sydney for a few years.
This is mainly because it’s a very functional and practical design. The way to make this interior your own, however, is to use the latest trends as your inspiration, layering textures and introducing comfort to create a vibe that draws customers into your cafe.
With a focus on work-life balance, many companies have been slowly investing in office fitouts and refurbishments that focus on flexibility and adaptability.
With the recent COVID-19 pandemic, however, we are likely to see a much bigger emphasis on these type of office fitouts. That’s because many employees are now working from home and may continue to do so as restrictions ease.
Many others, however, may return to the office, whether that’s on a full-time basis or splitting their time between the office and home.
So what are the benefits to a business owner when some of their employees work from home? Are there any disadvantages of this business model?
Benefits of a work from home business model
One of the biggest benefits of a work from home business model is a reduction in infrastructure costs. For example, you don’t need to lease such large office spaces and when you need to pay for office fitouts, less space equates to less costs.
However, with social distancing likely to be with us for the foreseeable future, you will also need to focus on interior design and refurbishments that promote this new way of working.
Other advantages of this business model are that your employees are generally happier with their work-life balance. Productivity increases, attrition reduces and fewer sick days are taken.
Another benefit is that employers can hire people based on their skill-set, regardless of their location.
Disadvantages of a work from home business model
Working from home doesn’t suit everyone.
As a business owner you don’t want to lose control of your employees, so you need a business model that supports this way of working.
For example, Skype and Zoom can be used for meetings and team collaborations; targets and goals will need to be closely monitored, and insurances and security issues addressed.
Do you need help with interior design for your office fitouts or refurbishments? Liteco Projects can help your company redesign your office spaces with a focus on social distancing, flexibility and adaptability to a new working environment.
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