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.
What is Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2021?
Pantone’s colour for 2021 is grey with yellow for highlighting. To be exact, the colours are Pantone 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + Pantone 13-0647 Illuminating.
These 2 colours, say Pantone express:
“A story of color that encapsulates deeper feelings of thoughtfulness with the promise of something sunny and friendly”.
The colours are therefore a message for now, when we need something warm and optimistic, and we need to feel like everything is going to get better.
How is Pantone’s Colour of the Year Chosen:
For over 20 years, Pantone’s Colour of the Year has influenced product development & purchasing decisions across many industries from fashion, to home furnishings, as well as industrial design, product packaging & graphic design.
Each year, the Pantone Colour of the Year is selected after careful consideration & a broad analysis of trends. Each year the team at Pantone Colour Institute comb the world looking for new colour influences from new technologies, materials, textures, and effects that impact colour, relevant social media platforms and even upcoming sporting events that capture worldwide attention.
How to use these Colours in Interior Design:
So how will interior designers use this optimistic colour palette?
The idea is to use the grey as the neutral backdrop with the yellow as the contrasting, highlighting colour.
Houzz has plenty of examples of this:
An example of using this could be a grey exterior paint colour which would be coupled with a “hint” of yellow at the front door. Another example would be a grey backdrop with a “pop” of yellow such as with a furniture piece, or cabinets or even towels.
Sunday Coffee cafe in Lviv, Ukraine, by Vymir Design Studio. Photo via behance.net
A fitout, whether it is for a shop, office, cafe or restaurant, can be one of the biggest expenses your company will incur. It is therefore imperative you get it right the first time – from choosing the right company to nailing the look & feel, to functionality and branding.
To get it right – planning is fundamental and asking the right questions is crucial.
To help you in this endeavour, we have compiled a list of key questions you should be asking your fitout company from the get go.
1. COMPANY BACKGROUND: How long have you been in business?
A company that has extensive experience will instil confidence that they will be able to deliver the right solution. Obviously, the longer a company has been established, the more likely it is they are reliable and trustworthy. So find out their background & how long they have been working in this field.
2. COMPANY EXPERIENCE: What kind of experience do you have in building the kind of fitout we need?
Find out if the company has done similar work to your project and ask to see project examples. Ideally you will want to choose a company that has already completed at least one project that is similar to yours.
3. TIMEFRAMES & DEADLINES: What is the expected timeframe for completion?
Before you commit to anything, it is imperative to be clear about timeframes & deadlines as unexpected delays can have a huge impact on your business and sales.
Understand the different phases of your project and get confirmation of timeframes at the start of your project – if possible, in writing!
4. COMMUNICATION: How will you communicate with me & keep me up to date with the project?
It is important to have open communication regarding the project both in the planning and construction phases.
Knowing upfront who the contact person is, how they will communicate with you and what is their experience will help inspire confidence and allow you to rest easy during what could otherwise be a stressful experience. You should also find out what kind of information the company needs you to provide at the various project phases to keep the project moving.
5. INSURANCES: Do you have the necessary licensing and insurances in place?
If anything unforeseen happens insurance will protect the fit-out company AND your business – so before you commit ask if the company has the required insurance and licenses in the state they are operating, and check they comply with local building and safety regulations. You need to make sure you are covered if anything goes wrong.
6. PAPERWORK: What approvals do I need for my fitout and will you help me lodge them?
There are various compliances and approvals you will require prior to beginning and throughout the duration of your fitout. For your project you may need to apply for CDC, DA or OC. These are often time-consuming and complicated. Find out if your fitout company will manage these submissions for you.
7. WARRANTY: What warranty do you offer for the services you are providing?
After your project has been completed, it is important to know how defects will be handled. Find out what warranties are in place for both works & materials.
8. PAYMENT: What are your payment terms?
It’s vital to get the payment terms agreed upfront so everyone is clear on expectations. This includes any progress payments and a documented process of approvals, so everyone is on the same page. It is also important to know how unexpected things are accounted for during the fitout process.
9. GREEN: How can we be more ‘Green’ with our refurbishment?
There is a growing trend towards sustainable fitouts. If this fits with you and your company ethos, you may want to ask your fitout company if (and how) they prioritise green issues such using eco-friendly materials, providing responsible waste management or making your new fitout energy efficient.
Plan the Basics:
The best thing you can do before setting out on a commercial fitout, is to take time to plan the basics and this starts with asking the right questions. If you’re looking for a reputable office fit-out company for your next project, get in touch with Liteco – we have thousands of successfully completed projects!
How can a restaurant fitout in Sydney help your business succeed when others fail?
Well, you might already know that a lot of restaurants don’t last their first five years in the business, but 80%? That’s a lot of restaurants.
So to help you select the best value for money equipment, here are some questions to ask yourself before making your purchases.
Can good design counter a poor location?
The biggest mistake made by these restaurant owners was in selecting the wrong location, but can good design counter a poor location? It might come as a surprise to learn that a professional hospitality fitout can help to counter some of the negatives of a bad location in Sydney. For example, how many times have you seen a restaurant or café that’s booming where it has no right to be?
Success + an awesome reputation
Given a poor location, the success of a restaurant usually comes down to one single factor – an awesome reputation. This reputation is built on good food and an atmosphere that calls to the crowds.
You can guess what happens – a few people stumble across the restaurant in an out of the way place and are amazed at the food and vibe, they talk to their friends and before you know what is happening, your restaurant is full every night.
All despite a location that might have ruined many other businesses.
The importance of design
At Liteco, we can’t help with the food (unless you count our kitchen fitouts), but we can use our expertise in restaurant design to give your business an interior design layout that just begs customers to stop, stay and return, again and again.
So if business isn’t going so well at your restaurant and you believe that location is a problem, you have two choices – relocate or make your restaurant so awesome that it succeeds despite its location!
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.
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