How Much Does Restaurant Furniture Cost? FAQ’s from the files of East Coast Chair & Barstool
If you’ve ever asked “how much does restaurant furniture cost”, you probably got a somewhat unsatisfactory answer like “it depends on what you get”. While this is certainly true – restaurant furniture can range from a few thousand dollars up to serious five figure digits – we figured that we could at least layout some common scenarios to give you an approximation of the cost to furnish your restaurant.
To keep it simple, all of these scenarios are based on a dining space of 1500 square feet with 20 tables, 8 booths, 60 chairs, and 10 bar stools. There are 3 scenarios: a budget friendly option for a restaurant owner that wants the most economical furniture to get started, a mid-level option for a restaurant owner that wants great looking furniture at a great price, and an option for a restaurant owner that wants to create an ambiance around their furniture without breaking the bank.
Scenario 1 – Economy Furniture Cost
20 – Resin 36” x 36” Table Tops = $600
60 – Gladiator Metal Ladder Back Chairs with Vinyl Seat = $1500
10 – Gladiator Metal Ladder Back Barstools with Vinyl Seat = $500
8 – Standard Vinyl Upholstered Booths = $1500
Furniture Cost = $4100.00
Scenario 2 – Mid-Level Furniture Cost
20 – Solid Wood Butcher Block Tables = $2920
60 – Viktor Steel TOLIX style restaurant chairs = $3780
10 – Viktor Steel TOLIX style barstools – $710
8 – Vinyl Upholstered Restaurant Booths – $1640
Furniture Cost = $9050.00
Scenario 3 – Reclaimed Wood Furniture Cost
20 – Reclaimed Barnwood Tables = $4400
60 – Simon Steel Café Chairs with Reclaimed Wood Seats = $6000
10 – Simon Steel Café Barstools with Reclaimed Wood Seats = $1100
8 – Custom Reclaimed Barn Wood Booths = $4200
Furniture Cost = $15700.00
All of these scenarios are based on just a few of the furniture options that are commonly available at East Coast Chair & Barstool, where we sell direct to restaurants and keep costs low by cutting out the middle man. True, you could go to a dealer or niche manufacturer and buy furniture that cost 3-5x more, but the only difference would be the price tag.
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