Yes, you have a really clear vision for your coffee shop. You may even have a complete layout, design, and theme already planned out. Regardless of how much time, effort, and planning you have put into your coffee shop it can never hurt to have another set of eyes look at it. Seeing your coffee shop through a different perspective may open you up to some great improvements! So ask friends, colleagues, even complete strangers what they think of your design and then use their input to make your coffee shop the absolute best that it can possibly be. Millions of successful coffee shop owners use the advice of others in order to turn their visions into reality and so can you. In this article, we’ll tell you how another set of eyes may be just what you need to really rock your customer’s worlds. Let’s begin.
When designing the work area, or behind counter area, of your coffee shop ask people who have worked in coffee shops before. If you have already hired some employees seek their input as well. Is there enough room for the number of employees who will be working per shift? Is the equipment laid out to make coffee beverages efficiently? Is the register located as to not interfere with the baristas? A well designed coffee shop will have a flawless work space.
When designing the customer space, seek input from anyone you can. Is it clear where customers should place their order? Is there a buffer between the noise of ordering and where other patrons can read, work, or talk to one another? Is there enough space for customers to wait for their drink? Is it clear where to pick up their order? These are just some elements that need to be considered when designing the ordering area.
Next, turn to the space where customers go after taking their order. Is it easy to maneuver in? Is there plenty of seating and a variety of choices? Are the restrooms clearly marked? Are waste receptacles easy to locate? All of these components make a coffee shop more customer friendly, which will turn your customers into repeat clients.
Once you have some input from many sets of eyes, you should incorporate the ideas into one design. This can be done on a computer program so you can see a virtual model before implementing it. The cost of having this done upfront can save you a lot of money down the road if you have to redesign and make improvements. Consult with an interior designer for some final tips.
Yes, you want the final design of your coffee shop to be customer friendly and appealing. But it also needs to be functional and within your budget. All of these components together will ensure you have a successful coffee shop. Just remember to ask people who have worked in coffee shops or owned them, design space with your customers in mine, ensure that it is easy to place an order, and get as much input as you can from other owners. By doing this, you can succeed in creating the perfect design for you and your customers too. Now, get designing, you’ve got work to do.
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