The Daily Kitchen and Bar soundproofs their restaurant and open bar area to cultivate a quiet and enjoyable customer dining experience. Located in the urban Richmond retail district of Carytown, the restaurant is often teeming with patrons stopping by for a bite to eat or a refreshing beverage.
The Daily strives to serve foods that are delicious, health conscious and environmentally friendly. They use all natural, organic ingredients in most of their food. Providing quality food also comes with a responsibility to give the best possible service in a pleasant environment.
With large numbers of customers in the restaurant, the noise levels made it difficult to communicate effectively. This created needless stress for both the customers and staff, and it was apparent that something needed to be done. Though the glass and brick finishes made for a beautiful decor, they contributed to the sound issues. Hard reflective surfaces amplify the sounds of conversation back into the heart of the restaurant.
To address the sound issues, Acoustical Solutions recommended installing AlphaSorb® Acoustic Panels directly to the ceiling. This allowed the panels to do their work and not change the decor of the wall space. We installed a series of one-inch thick fabric wrapped panels flush to the ceiling over the bar and in strategic areas of the dining room. The client chose Guilford of Maine FR701 2100 – 130 Wheat in order to blend in with their current color scheme. The acoustic panels absorb the sound and noise directly over the areas where the patrons are seated. This lessened the reverberation and helped to reduce the overall noise level in the room. It also improved speech clarity, allowing customers and wait staff to communicate easily.
The customers now enjoy their conversations as much as they enjoy their meals and beverages. The panels not only satisfied their acoustical needs but their aesthetic requirements as well.