How to redesign your restaurant and incorporate functional lighting in the redesign!

Part and parcel of being a restaurateur is knowing how to make your restaurant look as good as the food you make.

With that in mind, here are some great restaurant design tips and tricks that also incorporate functional restaurant lighting in the design:

  • Before you even meet with an interior designer and/or a contractor, you need to assess your personality. Yes, your restaurant is not only an extension of your food, but of your personality as well. For example, ambient lighting is perfect for a small, romantic cafe, but bright fluorescent lighting is perfect for a large, industrial-style diner. Both types of lighting, of course, can be made energy-efficient!
  • Position your brand accordingly, especially if you have exclusivity in a market. For example, if you’re the only restaurant in town that offers brick oven pizza, positioning your brand as the onlybrick oven pizza restaurant in town will make you stand out from the rest.. and give you dominance in the market.
  • Don’t ignore the small details: even the silverware that you pick out for your restaurant matters.
  • The decorations you choose in the restaurant should also be in line with the rest of the theme, as well.

Of course, the design of a restaurant shouldn’t be taken lightly, and is best done by a professional. In addition to providing tips on decor and construction, a true professional can incorporate the best lighting solutions into his/her design.. and that’s where we come in. Relumination, LLC specializes in helping companies of all sizes reduce energy costs, lower maintenance expenses, decrease their environmental footprint and improve their quality of light through energy-efficient lighting solutions.

An Introduction to the World of Designer Lighting

There’s a great variety of designer lighting available today. They range from contemporary to more traditional and from those that attach to your wall to those that hang from your ceiling. You’ll even find ones made of recycled materials. Some of the most popular types of designer lighting include:

  • Pendant lighting has a long, thin stem hanging from your ceiling with the lighting unit attached to it. They work well in dining rooms and foyers.
  • Recessed lighting gives off more light than pendant fixtures, but they’re not as decorative.
  • Rectangular sconce lighting produces diffused brightness, creating images on your wall that changes the atmosphere completely.
  • Chandeliers ranging from Baccarat inspired to Murano are typically safely and securely shipped to your home because they’re very difficult to take home yourself.

What makes these designer lighting options so great is the new technology that manufacturers are using to change the room’s ambiance and appearance. This technology makes designer lighting really user-friendly because you no longer have to get up to turn the lights off since it’s all connected to a single control similar to your TV remote. With this system, you’re also able to program when your lights turn on and off. Just imagine how big of an improvement this lighting is in your home, especially if you’re working to update the overall look and feel of your home. Take some time to consider what you really want to achieve.