Last week we began to discuss the importance that appearance can have on a customer’s perception of a brand and how this can also impact on a person’s view of your product, as well as staff morale. But what is it customers are wanting from a bar setting?
As we begin to reach the end of the summer season and look towards the return of students to our cities, and other high priority calendar events, we turn our attention to licensees and their properties. Trade must be prepared for the likes of freshers week, Halloween and the hectic festive period – fuelled with work nights out, Christmas functions and the welcoming of the new year. This time can be the make or break point for welcoming new customers to your business and retaining them.
In follow up to the recent addition of Westag product ‘Getalit’ to our range we would like to take this time to discuss just some of its beneficial qualities such as: • Unique 4.1m length with 5 width options available for purchase, • Light fastness, steam and abrasion resistance (manufactured to the European EN 438 standard), • Heat resistance up to 230°C, • And, anti-bacterial properties that inhibit or kill the growth of microorganisms (tested to the JIS Z 2801 international standard)
European flair and German precision craft combine in an impressive selection of thirty-five stunning décors across a versatile range of worktops and breakfast bars, as well as accompanying upstands and splashacks. Available in a stylish rounded bullnose profile or in a contemporary square edged finish, these worktops are available in five widths all with an exceptional 4.1m length making GetaLit the perfect choice for your kitchen.
Our last trend feature may have highlighted the industrial theme of concrete textures and rustic design, however to juxtapose this concept we highlight the other big interior trend – pastel colours.
By definition ‘5S’ is the name of a workplace organisation method that uses a list of five Japanese words: seiri, seiton, seiso, seiketsu, and shitsuke. When translated (Sort, Set in order, Shine, Standardise and Sustain). The list describes how to organise a work space for efficiency and effectiveness by identifying and storing the items used, maintaining the area and items, and sustaining the new order.
It may seem slightly unconventional to bring industrial settings in to the home, but this new textured trend of rusts, crack effects, stone and chalk is the hot tip for interiors in the new season. Easily adopted by commercial spaces, this style is being frequently used by coffee shops, retail spaces and office spaces for an edgy appearance in the likes of New York and London.
When the weather is finally warm enough to release the French doors or slide back the bi-folding frames, why not take advantage of it? A simple move of the kitchen table to the edge of the room will help create a completely waterproof dining area with minimal effort with all the benefits of the summer air. We provide some top tips on extending your kitchen outside.
Following the introduction of marble effects to the SENSES Range we felt it could be an interesting concept to investigate the heritage of the material and what it represents. Why is it such a great addition to the home?
Having now officially been running for a month, our new Trade Tuesday initiative has received its celebrity stamp of approval. This week we were pleased to welcome celebrity interior designer John Amabile who has previously appeared on the likes of 60 minute makeover, Better Homes and GMTV.