Thank you in advance for taking the time to look at my below ideas. I thought it would be better sending you a link to reference vs an email that may get jumbled in sending. I look forward to future conversations about these spaces.
Here is an example of what I think would be a great new design for the wall adjacent to Cafe wall (the current wall that has wood design and I believe is purple). The wall could be painted the green color in the overflow that has the wood on it.
In the image to the left, I also really like the simple wood top tables with white cafe metal chairs. Chairs that are stackable and tables that are uniform are essential for that space - as it functions in many ways.
To the right are two designs that match the font used on Bookstore door that could be on that wall adjacent to the cafe.
Here is a sample for a new menu board - that matches some of the piping signage around the church already.
Also - a simpler menu for the cafe overall would be great. Less is more ; )
I know that room struggles in functionality and space. Trying to offer storage options as well creating an environment conducive to prayer gatherings. Below are some ideas I have to refresh that space.
- Replace seating. Use the black seating that is currently on the racks in the side hallway. It opens up space in that hallway and saves money in not buying new chairs.
- Move Room Dividers. In opening up the space on the side hallway, there may be enough space to store the room dividers kept in prayer room now.
- Remove office-type furniture. Remove the miscellaneous tables and cabinetry in there.
- Things to purchase: a rattan-weave rug. Floor Lighting like used in the mom's room (and avoid using the overhead lights). Battery operated candles in there to soften the room. Wall hangings (see below). A new cabinet that stores communion and necessary supplies for that room. A coffee table, instead of dining height table.
- Because that space has 5 or 50 people in there, creating a small seating area - couch, 2 chairs - could go in the corner across from the door that enters from the main hallway. But primarily, I imagine the chair arrangement would be used more.
- How often is the TV used? Does it serve a purpose? If not, then I would say remove it, that would also help the space, as the chairs could be arranged differently if they didn't need to be facing a screen. To have the TV and arrange the chairs disregarding it can be awkward.
- Add a prayer wall space. I've attached 2 ideas for that. I think this would be a neat way to get prayer to become church-wide. The idea of "leave a prayer, take a prayer". Or at the end of the each service, the prayer team divides the prayers left on the wall amongst themselves and prays during the week.
In the image to the right - I like the wall mounted planters that could have some faux plants in it. Would add some life that room.
Foyer / welcome / info counter
I like the image to the right as an idea for the info counter - a wall mounted counter in the back with iPads for signing up for various things. And a design above on the wall that distinguishes it very clearly.
I like this idea as uniform badging for the 3 ministries that usually get questions asked of them: Info Counter, Hello Team, Ushers/Greeters.