If there’s one thing we’ve discovered over the last (almost) two years, it’s that community matters! Throughout the pandemic, the U.K. saw a change in shopping behaviour. One of the standout changes was an increased desire to support local businesses. Increasingly, shoppers began to put their money where their values lay; often, that meant sustainability and shopping with smaller independent companies. And of course, it didn’t stop with gifts, household items and clothing. As hospitality reopened, we also began to choose smaller cafés for our elevensies and lunches, rather than the high street chains. So, despite the economic pressure of lockdowns, at Fairland, we’ve begun to see some fantastic hospitality businesses looking very much to the future. One of these was a fabulous little café in Saffron Walden. We recently carried out a café refurbishment for home and giftware store Angela Reed.
Three reasons to consider a café refurbishment:
If you own a small hospitality business, there are some real benefits to giving your premises a facelift. And although it might mean closing your doors for a few days, you’d be surprised at how quickly we can complete a fast track café refurbishment. Read on to discover three reasons to think about updating your café interior.
The bigger picture:
Undoubtedly, 2020 and 2021 have been a bit of a tumultuous time for all businesses. Some, unfortunately, haven’t come out the other end; and those that have been more fortunate have often fallen into the hit the ground running mindset. If you feel that you haven’t taken a step back to look at the longer-term vision for your hospitality business, a refit could give you the perfect opportunity to do so. You’d be surprised how a fresh interior can inspire other dynamic changes to make you more sustainable or profitable. And your café refurbishment doesn’t need to break the bank. We can work with you on what we like to refer to as ‘sparkle’ projects.
We know… It sounds odd; after all, a café refurbishment is going to need financing. But, you might include aspects in your renovation that will save you money in the future, whether that’s clever ways to utilise your space so that you can safely accommodate more customers or incorporating energy-efficient solutions in your renovation.
And finally, a café refurbishment offers an excellent opportunity to delight your current customers as well as attract new ones. Before you begin any work, part of your planning should include identifying your typical or ideal clientele. Work towards creating a space they’ll love and tell all their friends about. If you want to appeal to families, you’ll want to think about child-friendly areas. If you’re hoping to attract working professionals, find a way to incorporate suitable spaces for meetings or quiet workspaces.
At Fairland, our team can help you plan and execute your café refurbishment, so you have hospitality premises that stand out on the high street. Contact us HERE to find out how we can help.