Maximising Efficiency and Profit in a Limited Space

Maximising Efficiency and Profit in a Limited Space

Operating a successful bar can be challenging, but it’s especially difficult when you’re working with limited space.  It becomes essential to make the most of what space you have so that you can accommodate customers and maximise the bar’s operations.

Servaclean takes great care to understand your specific requirements to create a tailor-made commercial bar system.  Every Servaclean bar project is allocated a designated Project Manager ensuring we gain a deep understanding of your desired bar functionality, the products you offer, and the maximum number of customers you can accommodate.

Here are 5 ways that we can help you design a layout that maximises efficiency and ultimately boosts profits.

Consider the Bar Layout Design

If you are yet to have the bar area built, it is important to think about the design of the bar and to plan a layout that provides efficient traffic flow and minimises congestion.

Alternatively, if you are working with a small existing bar layout then there are other things you can assess like the placement of bar essentials such as storage shelves for glassware, handwashing stations and bottle coolers.

Servaclean considers the design and installation of your bar, with a special emphasis on meeting your unique operational requirements, customer numbers and budget.

Use Creative Storage Solutions

Utilise all the space beneath the bar counter, consider placing a sink in a potentially unused corner, use a double speed rail to maximise the number of spirits and mixers to hand, reduce clutter by adding shelves for storing bottles, mixers, and other items to guarantee the smooth running of your small bar area.  Installing ceiling-mounted or wall-mounted hanging racks to store glassware both saves space and adds a functional element to a small bar area.  Ask the question does the glasswash station need to be in the bar or is there capacity back of house?  Could a back of house glasswash allow you to fit a Cocktail Station in your bar?

Work with an industry expert, like Servaclean, who can plan effective and efficient under bar counter workstations to suit any shape or size bar.

Stick to Compact Bar Equipment

Choosing compact and multifunctional bar equipment can both save space and create the best possible operating environment for bar staff to serve customers.

You should consider undercounter bar fridges and compact appliances, which are not only great for maximising space but are usually more cost effective and energy efficient.

Create the Illusion of More Space

Using natural light can make an area feel bigger so, if you can,  make the most of any nearby windows.  If this isn’t possible then an alternative is to use light colours for your walls and furnishings to provide a more spacious effect.

Hanging mirrors can also create the illusion of more space by reflecting light and creating a sense of depth, so putting these behind your bar can make the bar area look bigger.

Position Bar Stools

Bar stools are a great space saving seating option.  Due to their tall and slender design they take up less floor space compared to traditional chairs and can be pushed under bar counters when not in use.

They also allow more flexibility in the layout of the space and can be arranged to accommodate different group sizes, create an engaging social atmosphere, and will hopefully lead to your customers spending more time at your bar.

Servaclean Commercial Bars

Servaclean design, manufacture and install bespoke commercial bars.  Each of our bars are individually designed and individual fitments are available.  We offer a FREE bar planning service, so please get in touch with one of our team to find out more information today.  Alternatively, you can call us on 01274 390038.

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