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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Casino Lighting -- Just as Important on the Inside

When most people think of casinos, they may imagine the bright neon lights outside, the fountains, the statues, and the other dazzling displays that tempt them to enter. They don't necessarily consider the indoor lighting, but it's every bit as important (if not more so) as the outdoor features. If you are trying to either create or expand a chain of casinos, you'll be much more aware of all of the different elements that are necessary to generate the right vibe for your establishment. And indoor lighting is of the utmost importance. Here are some of the main reasons that you should consider customizable wholesale lighting for your casino. 
Playing your Cards Right
Why does lighting matter? Well, to the guy sitting at the card table throwing down a few thousand dollars on a hand, it's going to be important that he can see his cards. Casino lighting has to strike just the right balance between atmospheric and practical. While it's alright to leave certain areas a bit darker (low-stakes slot machines won't need as much illumination -- they give off quite enough light on their own), you'll need good lighting for the card tables without all the glitz. Pendant lighting is a great option for these areas, as you can place a small light over each and every table, if you so choose, or use larger ones and spread them out. 
Giving your Casino Character
You'll want your casino to stand out. After all, if you're going to the trouble of setting up in a place like Las Vegas or A.C., there will be a lot of other businesses competing for people's attention. And while part of what draws people in may be the outdoor signage and architecture, what makes them stay is the ambience of the establishment. If they walk in and decide that the lighting is spotty and poorly designed, they may walk out before you've had a chance to wow them with your offerings. Getting customized lighting will allow you not only to illuminate your space properly, but also to give it a one-of-a-kind look that will immediately let visitors know where they are. 
Getting the All-in-One Package
In all likelihood, your casino isn't just a casino; it might also be a hotel and conference center. If that's the case, you're not just going to need casino lighting -- you'll also need lighting that is appropriate for tamer functions. After all, if a large and successful company decides to hold a business conference in your space, you'll need the lighting to be much more conservative than your average casino variety. If the lighting isn't adequate and the attendants feel uncomfortable, you may never see them again. If you get the lighting and other furnishings right, they may decide to hold their event in your hotel every year, providing you with a lot of business.
By opting for customizable wholesale lighting, in pendant, lampshade, or any other form you choose, you can furnish and illuminate your casino, hotel rooms, and conference areas in a way that will attract customers and set you apart from the rest.


Monday, February 3, 2014

3 Easy Updates that will improve the Look of Your Restaurant

When you run a business, especially one where customers actually visit your establishment and spend time in it, appearance matters. This is doubly true of a restaurant. Customers will spend the time that they are waiting for their food examining their surroundings, taking note of the décor, the state of the china, the amount of space between the tables, etc. You'll want to make sure that the experience is a pleasant one so that they come back and hopefully bring their friends.

If you notice that the space is starting to look a little weather beaten, you'll need to update some things to keep the good atmosphere that you had. But what if you don't have a ton of money for renovations? Not to worry! Here are three simple things that you can do to make a big impact on the look of your restaurant for a relatively small amount of money.  

Buy Wholesale Lampshades
There are very few things that make as drastic a difference to the appearance of a room as the lighting. Perhaps your current lamps look old or too outdated in style and you want to modernize. Maybe you'd like to change the ambiance of your space from bright and energetic to dusky and romantic or vice versa. All of this is easy to achieve with new lampshades. Depending on the type of lighting you already have, you might not even have to replace the lamps themselves, which will save you some money. And by buying wholesale lampshades to get that bulk discount, you can save even more.  

Invest in Some New Tablecloths
Are your wooden tables looking old and scratched? Or maybe you want to be able to switch from casual lunches to more formal dinners. The easiest way to use your rather aged-looking tables for fine dining is to invest in some new tablecloths. Not only will getting new linens be extraordinarily cheaper than replacing all of your furniture, but with the money you save, you can buy the tablecloths in several different styles and colors. This will allow you to have some variety in terms of how you present yourself to the public. For instance, special brunches might occasion some cheery yellow and orange tablecloths with daisies on the table in pitchers. On the other hand, classic white looks good at any time or event.

Brighten the Room with a New Coat of Paint
Rather than spending a fortune on new flooring or expensive furniture to enhance your look, a new coat of paint can work wonders. Decide what kind of aesthetic that your establishment will be looking for in the future and choose a color that will enhance it. Even if you choose a hue that is very similar to the one you already had, a new coat will look cleaner and brighter, and not go unnoticed by the customers who see it. For an added touch of style, throw some decorative pictures and mirrors on your new walls to give customers something to look at and (in the case of mirrors) create the illusion of more space.