If your car breaks down or it needs routine maintenance, would you just drop it off at the first auto mechanic you see, or would you search for someone who’s experienced working on your brand of car? If you were buying a house, would you just hand your money over and hope for the best, or would you hire an expert home inspector to examine it before purchase. If you needed a medical procedure, would you stop by the hospital closest to your house, or try to find a doctor who is an expert in his field?
Reasons You Need a Restaurant Furniture Expert As is the case with almost every major purchase, when buying restaurant furniture, it is beneficial to deal with an expert. This blog covers three ways restaurant furniture experts will benefit you.
1. Best Value for Your Budget Many restaurant owners initial concern when beginning to looking at buying furniture is the price, and with good reason. It is expensive to open and operate a restaurant, and every dollar saved on restaurant furniture can easily be spent on another restaurant necessity. While price is very important, getting value for each dollar you spend is equally as important. If you purchase the cheapest chair you can find, it may not be the right chair for your restaurant setting. If you are offering more expensive menu items, it may be more beneficial to purchase more expensive upholstered restaurant chairs and barstools. An expert in commercial furniture can help you find the most cost effective furniture in each category that will fit with your restaurant layout, décor and be properly integrated with the whole furniture purchase. Most commercial furniture vendors also offer a wide range of prices and levels of products from good to best so there will be an option for every restaurant’s budget. Furniture experts will also advise you of alternative options to achieve the right look while saving you money. For example, granite looking laminate tables can be matched to tables made from granite to achieve a fantastic look for a restaurant’s dining room less expensively than using all granite tables.
2. You Get the Right Products Just as important as getting great value and price for your furniture budget is making sure you get the right products. To new restaurant owners or anyone unfamiliar with commercial furniture, it may not seem difficult to get the right products. Consider though, that purchasing furniture for a restaurant is far different than buying a dining set for your home. Tables, chairs and bases for residential dining usually come as a set, so the base is attached to or designed to support the table, and the base and chairs are manufactured at the right height to be comfortable with the table. When you furniture for a restaurant, the restaurant tables, bases, chairs and barstools are sold separately. For example, it is the restaurant furniture expert’s job to ensure that the table base you buy supports the table properly and is the style and size to match the table to make dining customers comfortable. Experts also give advice on such things as whether the height of the chairs and barstools are the correct height for comfortable seating at a bar or a table. Experts can assist with types of furniture that can be placed outdoors. These are just a few of the unlimited topics experienced commercial furniture vendors can advise you on. 3. Piece of Mind with Commercial Warranty One of the biggest assets you receive when you purchase your restaurant furniture from an expert is a commercial warranty on all of your furniture. A warranty may not seem that important, but consider the total amount you are spending on you restaurant tables, chairs, barstools and / or bases. For most restaurants, this is considered a large purchase. If you purchase residential furniture instead, it may be less expensive initially, but it will cost you plenty if it happens to fall apart soon after purchase. You would be hit with an emergency expense of time and money that no restaurant owner wants or needs.