As a restaurant owner, keeping your commercial kitchen running efficiently and smoothly is essential to the success of your restaurant business. At some point, upgrading your commercial kitchen will be necessary, and you may be wondering what upgrades to make. After all, choosing the proper upgrades can reduce maintenance fees, increase the quality of food, and is an important part of improving the way your kitchen operates.
At Ascension General Contractors, we’ve gathered some important information on things you should think about when upgrading your commercial kitchen.
In the planning stage of your commercial kitchen remodeling project, as with any project, you’ll first want to determine your goals. Maybe you are wanting to expand or update kitchen equipment that has been putting a dent in the efficiency of your restaurant. It is a good idea to communicate with your staff to learn more about the current workflow and where best to invest in upgrades that will help overall.
Build Your Budget
After you’ve determined the things you’d like to upgrade, you’ll need to get some bids from contractors on the cost of the project you’ve planned. Based on the bids, you can establish a clear budget moving forward to reach your goals.
Gather Your Team
When it comes to a commercial remodeling project, there are usually a lot of people involved to ensure that all goals are met. Besides the contractor, your team may include interior designers and chefs, and this is a great time to get input from anyone from your business who would have good insight on the project.
Establish a Schedule
Once the planning is complete, your budget is set, and you’ve assembled your team, it’s time to start the upgrades! A big decision to make here is whether or not the updates will be made in phases or if your kitchen will need to temporarily close while it is being upgraded. A complete shutdown can be expensive but making updates in phases usually takes longer than a temporary shutdown does. Since your commercial kitchen is an essential part of your business, you’ll want to aim for the option that ensures as little disruption as possible and weigh the pros and cons of each.
Here at Ascension General Contractors, we are proud to serve the business owners of Music City, and we are dedicated to helping you do what you do best. As a full-service repair company and renovations specialists, we have everything needed to get your projects completed in a timely and professional manner, allowing you to suffer as little downtime as possible.