A commercial kitchen must be well designed in order to meet the needs of a business. Without high-quality appliances and efficient layout, your commercial kitchen could slow down your operation, wasting money, and reducing efficiency. Today here at Ascension General Contractors, we are sharing some information about commercial kitchen upgrades that we think can help our clients make their commercial kitchens meet their maximum potential.
The size of your kitchen must be appropriate for the number of employees, both current and future. Your upgrade should leave you room for expansion.
Cabinets, countertops, and appliances that serve more than one purpose will let you fit as much as possible into your commercial kitchen space. If you have a smaller kitchen, this is even more vital.
Using the most energy-efficient appliances will help save your business money while also lowering your environmental impact. Using energy-efficient appliances can also bring in clients who make it a point to support businesses that have committed themselves to protect the environment.
Health and Safety
Health and safety standards change over time, so many older kitchens sometimes must address new health and safety standards in their upgrades.
Some common goals that businesses often hope to achieve with a commercial kitchen upgrade can include:
Creating a better work environment may involve expanding the space, creating more ergonomic working conditions, adding extra lighting, or relocating cabinets to make them easier to reach, for example. Commercial kitchen owners should study the workflow of their employees before determining the best upgrades for their spaces.
Old appliances and tools can cost businesses money by reducing the efficiency of the kitchen, both in energy and in use. Upgrading appliances can reduce utility bills and reduce energy consumption.
Some businesses choose to upgrade their commercial kitchen simply to improve its utilization. A good kitchen upgrade can enable a business to produce more – and higher quality – food, which allows them to serve more, or higher-paying, customers and increase profits overall.
Your full-service remodeling expert can help you navigate your commercial kitchen upgrade:
Remodeling in phases may allow your operation to remain functional throughout the remodeling process. While this type of remodel has the advantage of enabling the business to keep functioning, your staff members may find it difficult to function in a kitchen that is being remodeled. Phased construction will probably take longer, too.
A complete shutdown and remodel is often the fastest way to handle a major upgrade to your commercial kitchen. A shutdown remodeling can be expensive because this may prevent you from servicing customers during the process, however, so you have to take this into consideration. Businesses that have seasonal businesses, such as restaurants that are located in seasonal tourist areas, may find this type of remodel to be ideal for their needs.
Here at Ascension General Contractors, we have all the skills needed to complete your commercial kitchen upgrades. We are a full-service construction and renovation company, and we’re proud to serve the Nashville community.