Bar interior designing encompasses a host of aesthetic and functional elements that can only be taken care of by a professional. Right from conceptualizing the design to procuring the furniture and decorative accents, Ansa Interiors can help you create a unique ensemble that speaks for itself. Read on to know the finer nuances of bar interior designing and how we can help you every step of the way!
1.Focus on ways to maximize workplace efficiency
Before we look at the customer, it is important to understand that a bar’s profits are primarily driven by the bartenders. Optimize layouts in a way that facilitates free movement (for the bartenders) while also ensuring the best utilization of shelf and counter spaces.
Eventually, a well thought of layout is the key differentiator between an excellent and a poor design.
Keeping this in mind, we create bar interior design layouts that drive performance efficiencies. For a commercial bar set-up, around 3 inches of space at the back is deemed to be enough. For the bartenders to move around and serve customers, an aisle which is between 31 and 37 inches wide would suffice. Have these dimensions incorporated into your bar layout, and the staff will be serving your patrons like a breeze!
2. Follow bar equipment placement guidelines
Another aspect to take care of is the placement of different kinds of bar equipment. Let us look at them one by one.
First things first, the ice bin should be placed at a decent height where the bartenders can scoop ice conveniently, over and over again. Adjacent to the ice bin should be a sink, for obvious reasons.
Next in line are the cleaning supplies- place them in a caddy that is easily accessible, but not visible to the customers. Stack the glassware at the back and over the counter as well.
Keep all the garnishing essentials over the counter so that you can top that Caesar drink with pickled olives in a jiffy, perfect that Sangria with melon balls and berries, and the like!
3. Make it inviting for the customers
Now that we have seen what needs to be done on the layout side of things, it is time to focus on the king- the customer! Always remember that a bar is a place where people usually hang out for conversations and bonding, over drinks and food. Thus it goes without saying that the ambience should be warm and inviting.
Interacting with friends and family as well as the bartenders should be devoid of any barriers. In this context, choosing an open concept counter design is a great choice. Additionally, the patrons can get a glimpse of all those lovely and fancy bottles in a single shot, which indirectly drives sales too.
4. Keep the lighting moderate yet balanced
Lighting plays a crucial role in bar interior designing. While ambience is of prime importance here, we also need to ensure that there is a perfect balance between dim and bright lighting. Bar stools and tables can make do with dim lighting that provides a cozy vibe for the customers to sit and relish their drinks and food.
On the other hand, the server area where orders are being placed should have ample lighting where customers can make payments and tip the bartenders too, with ease. To get the perfect balance, choose accent lights. These are a great style statement and provide the desired functionality too.
5. Mix and match the furniture
As one of the leading Delhi interior designers, we take pride in delivering the best consultation and designs to our clients. Taking that tradition forward, we help you procure the best furniture pieces for your commercial bar projects, at optimum prices.
To create an enthralling atmosphere, go for a mix of furniture pieces. Bar stools, lounge chairs, and open-style tables make the perfect style statement. This also ensures that your bar does not look one-dimensional. Depending upon your style preferences, we source all the furniture for you, making it a smooth and hassle-free experience.
6. Make a lasting first impression
First impressions matter. The bar entrance is another factor that calls for careful consideration. Entrance is the first area visible to guests. So whether it is somebody who is waiting for a table or simply checking up on a reservation, create an inviting entrance. You can add that wow element through unique wall accents, decor pieces, or lights. A hint of green in the form of decent-sized planters can also do wonders to the overall vibe.
7. Do not compromise on comfort
While going for a superlative bar interior design, it is also necessary to bear in mind that comfort is the key to serve guests. Restrooms should be incorporated in the overall scheme of things. They have to be placed such that they are not too close to the dining or bar area. Also, the directions to the restrooms should be clearly marked so that guests can go there of their own, without having to ask the staff. Adequate cleanliness and sanitation measures should be followed, while keeping the aesthetics intact.
The one factor that remains consistent across all bar design elements is the music you choose to play. It is the sole component that will keep your guests engaged all through. Go for something that creates an upbeat and lively environment. Happy guests are what we eventually want!
Ansa Interiors ranks amongst the top, reputed interior designers of Delhi NCR. Our team of experts handles every bar interior designing project with utmost integrity, keeping the client’s interests above everything else. So if you are looking to bring your dream bar interior project to life, get in touch with us today for a consultation!