As we welcome in 2024, have you thought about giving your bar a refresh? At Acme, a leading UK contractor specialising in commercial kitchens, bar design, refrigeration, and HVAC, we’re excited to share the latest developments that are set to redefine the bar scene this year. Whether you’re considering a new bar installation or just a stylish refurbishment, these trends will promise to transform your bar area into a hotspot of style and sophistication.
1. Embracing Sustainability in Bar Design
One of the most prominent trends in bar design for 2024 is the shift towards sustainability. As environmental awareness grows, more businesses and bars are opting for eco-friendly materials and energy-efficient solutions. At Acme, we incorporate sustainable practices in our bar fabrication processes, with a large focus on incorporating only A and A+ energy-efficient bar equipment. This not only reduces your company’s carbon footprint but also helps to cut down on energy bills and resonates with the growing number of eco-conscious customers.
2. Multi-Functional Spaces
Experiential dining was a key trend in 2023 and it’s set to continue in 2024. Multi-functional spaces that can transition from a daytime café/restaurant to a night-time cocktail bar are becoming increasingly popular, helping to make businesses boom. This flexibility allows for a broader range of customers and events, maximising the use of space. Our bar installation services are designed to create adaptable environments that cater to various needs and times of day.
3. Amplify Brand Identity with Personalised Interiors
Bars are making strong style statements with bold and personalised interiors. From vibrant furnishings and mood lighting to bespoke back bar layouts and even washrooms, bars are becoming an expression of individuality and creativity. Our team specialises in creating one-of-a-kind bar environments that reflect your brand’s personality and ethos.
4. Focus on Comfort and Accessibility
Comfort and accessibility are at the forefront of bar design. Ergonomic furniture, spacious layouts, and accessible facilities ensure that everyone can enjoy the space. Our bar fabrication process considers these aspects to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for bartenders, staff, and customers.
5. Incorporating Natural Elements
Bringing the outdoors in is a trend that is gaining momentum. Natural elements such as plants, water features, and the use of natural light can help to create a serene and inviting atmosphere. Especially for bars situated in cities, these design choices can provide a relaxing and enjoyable space for customers. Depending on your preferences and choice of branding, our design team will work closely with you to develop a bar that matches your brief precisely.
6. Innovative Bar Installation Techniques
Efficient use of space is important for any business working within the hospitality sector; however, it is particularly beneficial for bars that might have limited floor space. Modular and mobile equipment offers flexibility, whilst custom-built units ensure optimal use of the available area. Subject to your needs, our expertise in bar installation will ensure that every inch of your bar will be utilised effectively and attractively.
At Acme, we offer bespoke bar design, installation, and fabrication services that meet the evolving needs of the hospitality industry. Our team of highly trained professional and experienced bar designers understands the ergonomics of a modern bar or restaurant. Whether you’re looking for a lower-cost bar refurbishment or the design of a top-of-the-range city centre bar/restaurant, we’re here to help. Contact us today on 01254 277 999 to get started on your project or feel free to explore our website to learn more about our services.