Blog contributed by Chip Kent.
Making good business investments has always been important, but it is perhaps even more so today as you consider where to spend your precious capital dollars. If you are considering spending those dollars to enhance, remodel, or re-image your Dining Service Areas, please be sure to carry out a comprehensive planning process.
Prior to engaging your qualified, food facility design expert, be prepared to provide a written plan that should Drive your Design and provide the solutions that will best fit your budget!
Now that you’ve outlined the basic Design Drivers, you can dream a little and let your imagination run wild. Be careful though, because this is where projects often times get sucked into the productivity death spiral. Symptoms of this scenario include lack of agreement among decision makers, numerous redesigns, and meetings that many times result in conclusions that were originally made.
Looking for a way to combat this classic pitfall? Consider 3D renderings and visualizations. Using state of the art computer modeling, a black and white line floor plan can be converted into a photorealistic image. For a relatively small investment, these renderings can quickly draw attention to design flaws and oversights. It also helps those who have a hard time visualizing the end result become comfortable with the design and gives them the certainty of what the finished product will look like!
Ask your food design expert if they offer rendering services. Most importantly—know and address your Design Drivers for a Successful Project Journey!