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Restaurant Construction – Enhancing the Dining Ambiance

Restaurant Construction – Enhancing the Dining Ambiance

Pleasing diners’ palates means creating the perfect dining atmosphere. Here’s how smart restaurant construction can enhance the dining ambiance!

For many people, going out to eat for a sit-down meal is about more than delicious food. Patrons want to take in the overall dining ambiance. The dining experience should leave a desirable impression with diners encouraging them to give positive reviews and return again sometime soon to your restaurant. Encore Construction can help you create an attractive ambiance for your restaurant construction project.  By factoring in some of these strategic design and build considerations, your restaurant construction can achieve and enhance the dining ambiance.


The lighting must be fitting for the service environment of your restaurant construction project. Many fast-casual chains use brighter lights and bolder lighting fixtures to create a relaxed, fun, and casual dining experience. Often, brilliant lighting is used in some restaurants to foster higher turnover, which is ideal for quick service restaurants. Similarly, fast service restaurants tend to be built with larger windows that fill the dining space with natural light. Natural light suggests a more open and inviting space to all diners. Conversely, fine-dining restaurant construction generally uses comfortable but dimmer lights. Getting the lighting right can create that intimate or even romantic atmosphere that fine-dining customers are seeking.

Dining Room

For any restaurant, the dining room space and layout can affect the comfort level of diners. Leaving ample space between tables prevents the restaurant interior from feeling too stuffy. Further, larger tables should be set away from other smaller tables. After all, a larger table entails a bigger party that may want their privacy. Spacing out smaller tables can enhance your diners’ comfort. Also important, this also allows servers to move about the room with ease.

Architecture or Decor

The unique architecture or decor of the restaurant draws customers into an experience. Fine-dining restaurants may use more luxurious decor or nostalgic artwork to set the mood. More casual places tend to use familiar, novelty, or rustic decor elements. During restaurant construction, consider building a focal point of the room. For example, striking entrance ways or an impressive bar adds unique interest to any restaurant interior and comes with customizable designs to further enhance a specific ambiance.

Music and Sounds

Installing a sound system during restaurant construction lets restaurants manage the atmosphere by playing fitting music. Consider if your customers would like to have light music in the background of their conversation. On the other hand, perhaps your diners would prefer no music and let the background noise of others’ light conversation create a comfortable dining atmosphere. To damper excess noise, construct the restaurant with sound-absorbing materials to reduce echo in the dining space.

Work With Encore Construction

As a premier commercial general contractor, Encore Construction is proud to provide interior and exterior services in Baltimore, Maryland and beyond. We have an impeccable track record, an impressive portfolio, and an experienced team that is ready to tackle your next big project. Our results speak for themselves, and we’re proud of the work we continue to produce for our clients.

We have offices in Annapolis, MD and Tysons Corner, VA, and we are happy to serve the Washington, DC, Baltimore, Northern, VA, and surrounding areas. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, G+, and LinkedIn for news and updates! Do you want to discuss your project with a member of our team? Visit our website, and call us at (410) 573-5050. We look forward to hearing from you!

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