New Year’s resolutions for your venue and your contract furniture

The New Year signifies change for many people, both personally, in their careers and within businesses. Are you thinking of giving your venue a refresh in 2020? You may have had an excellent 2019 but are really looking to push the boundaries in the New Year. It could be that you’re looking to renew elements of your contract furniture, or entire tables and chairs are in desperate need of rejuvenation. Similarly, you may be looking at replacing your entire collection with an interior design overhaul and the help of contract furniture suppliers. Whatever your requirements, the following blog looks to help you with this journey.

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The importance of contract furniture

We’ve said it a million times before, but if you’re running a commercial setting, it’s imperative that you buy contract furniture and not its domestic counterpart. The nature of its use means that your tables and seating will be used over and over again, unlike the furniture you use at home. Contract furniture is put through rigorous testing in terms of fire safety and strength/durability. Yes, commercial items from contract furniture suppliers may be a slightly more expensive outlay initially, however, you will regain that money over time, as it’s far less likely that you will need to replace these items in the short-term. In fact, they should last years and years with little to no maintenance.

Contract furniture should be both functional and comfortable, and this will have a huge impact on your customer service levels. Remember, every element of your setting will contribute to this so make sure you get your furniture choice right.

Updating existing contract furniture

Are some of the pieces in your restaurant, bar or café in need of renewal? A great example of this would be an uneven or wobbly table base. For a customer, there’s nothing worse than a table which sways – it’s one of the most annoying situations to be faced with, and you don’t want them attempting to flatten it using paper or other means! So, if your tables are wonky, but your tabletop is still in great condition, why not consider simply replacing the table base. This way, your customers will be happy and so will your bank balance, because you won’t have to replace the entire piece. As contract furniture suppliers, we have a fantastic range of table bases on offer, so why not check these out here.

Another example could be upcycling your existing contract furniture, such as your seating or table tops. Remember, your furniture tells a story – it should reflect your brand and even your menu, and the three should work seamlessly together. Contract furniture is built to last but will obviously face high usage and constant wear-and-tear. Your furniture should be functional, comfortable but also aesthetically pleasing. If it’s only the latter your furniture is missing, then why not think about upcycling by re-upholstering or painting to ensure they look as good as possible.

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Additional pieces

If you’re not faced with just a wobbly leg or the need to refresh in terms of design, but you do have certain items which need completely replacing, you could simply buy additional pieces to match your current interior. If your budget is tight and actually, you don’t need an entirely new fit-out, then you could think about just replacing the required items. It may be that furniture manufacturers or contract furniture suppliers still have the items for sale from the collection you’ve purchased from previously. If this isn’t an option, then think about your overall look and feel and which pieces will fit into your space and with your existing furniture and décor.

Why not take a look at our extensive indoor furniture selection, including tables, side chairs, armchairs, bar stools and lounge chairs.

Revamping your space

If you’re looking to re-design your entire space, it’s important to think about why you’re doing so and what you want to achieve from this. If you feel your entire space needs redesigning, make sure you have your target budget in mind. It may be that you want to decorate as well as renewing your contract furniture.

It could be that you are extending your space or changing the layout of your venue. For this type of revamp, ensure that you plan your space before changing anything. Without the planning phase, you could make some extremely costly mistakes.

If you don’t feel comfortable planning the layout and design of your venue then why not look at getting an interior designer involved. We’ve written several blogs which detail the importance of enlisting the help of an interior designer. From staying ahead of the competition to which type of designer to go for. If you don’t have an eye for interior design, it can be extremely difficult to make your venue sing. And of course your establishment will need a good menu, good food and drink and great customer service.

However, you will of course need to create a fusion between this and your interior design. Commercial interior designers are specialists in this field, so they can help create the perfect atmosphere.

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Maintaining your furniture

The nature of contract furniture should mean that little or no maintenance is required. However, as with anything, it’s only natural for your furniture to age. With some minimal care and attention, you can ensure that you get the best from your pieces. So, why not take a look at one of our previous blogs which discusses how you can take care of certain materials as well as tips for rotating your pieces to gain even greater longevity.

So, if you’re faced with one of the scenarios detailed above, why not contact us now on: 01452 336 520 or email

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