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How Custom Millwork Can Elevate Your Restaurant

Restaurant owners know first impressions are everything, and leaving your restaurant’s interior unfinished can feel like a gamble. Will your diners appreciate the exposed brick and ductwork? Or will they find it cold and uninviting? If you’re not ready to take that risk, consider investing in custom millwork instead.

When guests walk into your establishment, you want them to be impressed by the decor and ambiance. One way to achieve this is through custom millwork. Architectural millwork refers to the custom-made woodwork found in many commercial spaces, including offices, restaurants, hotels and more. 

From baseboards and beams to balustrades and cabinets, architectural millwork can take your restaurant to the next level. Not only will custom millwork add a touch of luxury and refinement to your space, but it can also be highly functional. For example, well-placed beams can help define the flow of traffic within your restaurant, while crown molding can add an extra touch of pizzazz to your decor. 

If you’re considering adding architectural millwork to your restaurant, read on to learn more about the many benefits it can offer.

Added Luxury

Custom millwork adds a touch of luxury and refinement to any space. By investing in high-quality materials and craftsmanship, you can give your guests a taste of luxury without breaking the bank. From the moment guests step through the door, they should be struck by the thoughtfully designed interior. Quality millwork can make all the difference in creating an inviting atmosphere that encourages diners to stick around for another round (or two).

Moldings are a great way to add character and interest to your space. From stately crown moldings to simple baseboards, there are endless possibilities for how you can use moldings to finish off your restaurant’s interior. Moldings can be used alone or in combination with other elements, like columns or beams, to create a truly one-of-a-kind look for your space.

Improved Aesthetics

One of the most obvious benefits of custom millwork is improved aesthetics. Custom millwork is designed to complement your restaurant’s existing décor and can be used to create a certain ambiance. For example, darker woods can give a space a more formal feel while lighter woods or painted finishes can create a more casual atmosphere.

Additionally, if you want to create a more intimate dining experience, you can use millwork to divide up large spaces into smaller, cozier seating areas. Or, if you’re going for a more industrial feel, rough-hewn beams and raw materials can inject character and personality into your space.

Increased Functionality 

In addition to improved aesthetics, custom millwork can also offer increased functionality. Well-designed architectural millwork can maximize the use of space within your restaurant, making it more efficient and easier to work in. Custom cabinetry and storage solutions, for example, can help you make the most of limited kitchen space.

Columns are often used as functional support structures, but they can also be used as a design element to add interest and variety to your space. Talk to a Myers Architectural Millwork staff member about incorporating columns into your space in creative ways, like using them to define different areas within your restaurant or hiding them behind built-in shelving.

Increased Storage

Cabinets and other storage solutions are a necessary part of any restaurant kitchen. But with custom millwork, you can have storage that’s both stylish and functional. Features like built-in storage and display cases can help cut down on clutter, keeping countertops and tabletops clear for plates and glasses. Well-designed cabinets and storage solutions will help keep your kitchen organized and running smoothly.

Improved Acoustics

Architectural millwork can also help improve the acoustics in your restaurant. This is especially important in larger spaces where background noise can be a problem. By strategically placing beams and other elements, you can help muffle excess noise and create a more pleasant dining experience for your guests. 

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There’s no doubt about it — custom millwork is an investment. But it’s an investment that will pay off in spades by creating a finished look for your restaurant that you couldn’t achieve with off-the-shelf materials. When done right, custom millwork can elevate your space from ordinary to extraordinary — and ensure your guests have an experience they won’t soon forget.

To get started, contact Myers Architectural Millwork today. We specialize in custom woodworking for commercial spaces and would be happy to discuss how we can help bring your vision for your restaurant to life.