So as I plan this restaurant out I get more and more excited. We are far from opening and really just in a planning stage. One thing I love is coming up with unique ideas to incorporate into our restaurant.
In our opening Journey blog, we discussed some of the things we would like to incorporate into our location. Things like the interior built with replica like elements of our surrounding area. That dream list is getting longer with some pretty cool ideas.
Menu and drink items we will be posting for feedback. I think you’ll like some of our unique dishes and drinks.
This post I wanted to focus on the exterior of the restaurant. As I initially mentioned I plan on having a large seating area outdoors. I’m talking 50+ seats in an enclosed seating area. In this area we plan on having a large water feature either feeding into or receiving water from our mini Boise River flowing through the restaurant. Rather we can incorporate the interior water element or not is up in the air, but never the less outside will have a killer water feature.
The patio will be a stained concrete slab which will have heating/cooling plumbed into the floor for radiant temperature control. to give our patrons a comfortable and stable seating are without wobbly tables J
Even though were planning on an enclosed patio, the closure will be retractable so on nice days we can have an open air environment. Sounding sweet yet? Yeah we can’t wait!
As we plan every aspect I started think about areas that could really draw attention and make our restaurant unique. One area I found that will really help setup our exterior and our water feature, is the roof and gutter system. I know, you’re probably asking how can that be exciting? It’s the details that matter and believe me this is going to POP!
So the building that we’re likely going into will need a new roof so I wanted to find a way to have that stand out. Here’s what I’m thinking. A black composite roof, I would have like a cedar shake roof but the fire risk is too high. So, a black composite roof with a copper gutter system. The copper will be shinning up there around the border. I think it will be perfect with our modern western theme.
Here’s the kicker though and the WOW factor.
I came across this picture on pintrest of a copper water wheel and got super excited. I visualize this but much bigger within our water feature on the patio with a big thick gutter chain running water onto the wheel. Since it doesn’t rain much in Boise and to keep the wheel going when it’s not raining we’ll have to plumb some water up top. But, when its raining and the water runs through the chain and powers the wheel, that’s gonna be awesome!
I got so excited in fact I started reaching out to gutter contractors here in Boise Idaho and talk with one guy at Gutter Boise. We went back and forth a couple time with e-mails, pictures and ideas. Long story short it sounds like they will be able to help make this even better than I envisioned. They were also able to provide me some pricing on the entire copper gutter system.
They were supper helpful, I’d encourage you check them out at www.gutterboise.com if your needing any gutter cleaning or installation work done here in town.
Things are coming together and the vision starting to become clear :0
Please let us know what you think of my ideas for the patio and exterior, so far.
We’ll be posting more on the exterior and the other subjects in the next several days and months, so stay tuned and follow our journey!