NEW SEASON REFURBS FOR LICENSEES

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.

Winter is the busy period for any licensee, with the festive period as a whole and all events attached. The image of your premises as well as product can impact drastically on a customer’s opinion of your brand. Therefore it is vital that maintenance is carried out prior to any busy times. Bathrooms are often the neglected area within licensed premises and at Rearo, as a kitchen and bathroom specialist, this is the area we would like to highlight for upgrade. From our own collections The Ancona range of PVC wall panels offers an excellent low budget solution for bathroom and shower panels. From £39.96 a panel our latest editions of  ‘light grey’, ‘grey marble’ and ‘travertine gloss’ are bang on trend and their neutral tones makes for a sound investment as they are easily applied in any area. To accompany this new addition we would suggest simple accessories. Black mattes and copper tones prove very complimentary to our grey shades.

A fresh décor is reflective of brand image as a whole. It represents the effort you would like to put in to your overall appearance and the way in which you would like to represent yourself. Think of it as a job interview, you always want to put your best foot forward with any new, existing or potential customer. New décor can also affect staff morale which is reflected to customers, in turn encouraging them to return.

However prior to refurbishment we would suggest the following:

  1. Knowing your budget is key. It is vital that before any project you know your maximum spend and then from this you can select products within your price range. It is often too easy to go off on a tangent and select luxury items when there are more cost effective options available with the same look.
  2. Think layout – is there anything you would like to move/ remove to ease any issues (such as manoeuvrability) or is there something which you could add to maximise profits. There has been an increasing trend for segmenting bar areas based on the desired setting in each room.
  3. For a professional space we would always find that working with an interior designer removes the stress around a renovation project. Designers come with their own ideas, contacts and product knowledge. This being said it is the renovation team as a collective (concept, designer and contractor) which impact on the end result of any project.

In need of inspiration? We have seen that the industrial look and pastel colours have continued to be a trend. Bars are now tending to embark down a theme route and from this we see the possibilities being endless and that design trends may take a more creative/ unseen path.

*We will continue to build around this concept in the next few weeks both on the blog and via social media.

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Ancona, Brown

Ancona, Brown