Commercial Kitchen Redecorating Tips For A Brand New Look

With the food-service industry being among the hardest hit by COVID-19, many restaurants are facing their toughest moments ever, having to remain closed indefinitely until the authorities and medical community give the go-ahead to resume normal operations. But, instead of focusing on the negatives, you can take this as an opportunity to give your restaurant a makeover, particularly in the kitchen. You’ll probably never get an opportunity like this, where you can close your restaurant down for a week or two to do decorative modifications without losing out on business. Here are some commercial kitchen design and decor ideas that you can use to make your kitchen look modern and stylish. 

Give it a new paint job 

The activities that go on in a commercial kitchen cause the paint job to deteriorate much faster than in other areas, which is why you need to give it a fresh coat of paint to make the room, cabinets, or even appliances look brand new. You can even hire a spray paint artist to add designs and drawings in your kitchen to make it look even cooler. But keep in mind that fresh paint can leave a strong smell in your kitchen that not only makes it an unpleasant and dangerous place to be, but can also mess with the taste of food stored or prepared in there. Luckily, there are several inexpensive hacks you can use to get rid of the smell quickly, including ensuring proper ventilation in the area, placing activated charcoal in the room, or placing baking soda around the room. 

Change the floor plan 

Changing the floor plan can be done for both decorative and functional reasons. It can be as easy and cheap as moving a few tables around or as complicated and expensive as building a new kitchen island. It all depends on your budget and what you want to achieve. You can come up with a new floor plan that creates a sense of space and ensures that everything is in the right place. For example, work tables should be in the center of the kitchen away from the cooking area, while the washing up area should be as close as possible to the dining area so that waiters can clear away dirty dishes easily. 

Install new cabinets 

No amount of paint can fix your cabinets if they are old, worn out and broken. If that’s the case for your cabinets, now would be a great time to replace them with new ones. Before doing so, carefully consider whether your previous cabinets had enough space for your needs, and if not, take this opportunity to hit two birds with one stone by getting better-looking cabinets and increasing your storage capacity. 

As you wait for the world to go back to normal, you can take this opportunity to breathe new life into your commercial kitchen with a few smart upgrades. However, make sure that everything you do complies with your state and local department requirements for commercial kitchens. 

Special Note:


COVID-19 has placed many restaurants, chefs, waiters and employees without jobs. But our good friend Guy Fieri the mayor of Flavortown in conjunction with the National Restaurant Association has put together an amazing program to help industry folks hit the hardest, get a little cash relief to get through these tough times. Please consider donating to the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund here:

Also check out Guy’s Flavortown Relief T – where all the profits from sales goto Restaurant Employee Relief Fund!

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