4 top tips on how to choose furniture for your restaurant

One of major issues for any restaurant owner in the world is to balance cost and quality. As real world business people, we know that cutting cost is a good business strategy for any business as long as the quality is not hampered. Perhaps, it is a big challenge searching for perfect dining accessories for your home, how much more selecting the furniture that will set the mood and status of your restaurant right.  Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or new to the restaurant business, likely you understand the high importance placed on setting the best possible environment to compliment your cuisine and help your guests feel comfortable and relaxed. We’ve helped many of our restaurateur clients find the perfect furniture solutions for their dining environments, and now we’d like to share some of our insight to help you do the same! So, here are some tips on how to choose furniture for your restaurant.

1 Get a Good Supplier

Whenever you want to make decision on buying furniture for your restaurant project, the first factor to consider how you will choose the right supplier of the furniture. Often, it becomes so difficult for restaurants to choose the best among a million furniture vendors. The reason for getting a qualified supplier in term of furniture supply is to ensure that there is no illegality in your transaction. Also, in term of damages they can offer you money back guarantee. After all, you cannot risk throwing money for non-professional product providers. One needs to be especially careful in India, where the market presents dozens of mom-and-pop setups claiming to offer the cheapest furniture. You need to check the credentials of the supplier before making a big bet on the supplier.

2 Measure Your Space

Remember you are buying furniture to fill your space not your taught. Having concrete details of your restaurant space can save you a lot of cash and energy. This insight allows you to choose the correct sizes and amounts of furniture you need. 

3 Choose Quality, Not Quantity

While furniture with low-cost options may look attractive at first, it's important to note that the quality of furniture will contribute to the profitability and success of a restaurant. Select tables and chairs made of quality materials such as wood and solid metals. Also, pay special attention to the fabric used to make furniture ensuring they are strong enough to survive the heavy restaurant usage. Another important factor to note is the construction of tables and chairs. Be certain about their stability and check resistance before buying to ensure that their structures are completely safe for your guests. Even if it means reducing the number of tables and chairs in your space will land your quality; better go for it. Always put quality furniture first when it comes to restaurant.

4 Consider Your Targeted Customers

Think like a customer when buying furniture. When it comes to furnishing your restaurant, knowing and understanding your client is the key to building a successful restaurant. What would you sit down and dine on? Analyse your targeted audience based on a range of kitchens and the cost of your restaurant. Who are your regular customers? Do you have to consider options that are able to receive extra seats and high chairs for children? All these are some of the tangible questions you need to answer before making choice of furniture.


RedOAK believes in serving the interior designers and architects community through the best selection of furniture for their needs. Here are some of our thoughts on furniture selection for restaurants.