12/8/13

Pub Furniture Gives Your Home a Classic Look

Are you looking to purchase a new dining set for your home or patio? Perhaps you already have a large dining room table but you would like a smaller table for the kitchen or something classic for your outside deck. Although you might not have considered it before, I would recommend looking into pub furniture. It might be exactly what you need!

Ever since the pub, the shortened name for the term public house, became popular in England in the early 1800, people have had a certain idea about the furniture. When the thought of bar stools and pub pool tables come to mind, one sees men crowding the bar to watch Sunday night football or maybe for those older generation bingo nights. One hand holds a mug of beer while the other gestures wildly at the television set. Most of us might enjoy a bar setting when we go out with friends on a Friday night, but we do not want to bring that particular style into our homes.

Signature Hotel in Liverpool – Case study

The truth however, is that pub furniture consists not only of the type of stools and tables you find at a bar or restaurant, it also comes in hundreds of beautiful designs that will add substantially to home’s decor.

According to www.kellyseye.com, when decorating your venue it is important to try and keep the decor as authentic as possible, Liverpool is one of the most historic cities in the world so when Signature Living wanted to create a luxury theme for their hotel they obviously put a lot of thought into how each individual room should be furnished, the Hotel presents a real grandiose style and allows the guest to enjoy a real sense of luxury during their stay.

12/8/13

Essential Bar Accessories – Running a Bar and What You Need

Running a bar, like any business, is all about being prepared and ensuring you have the right tools for the job. In ordering bar accessories or buying bar supplies it doesn’t pay to cut corners or by poor quality equipment.

The requirements for running a successful bar differ from bar to bar, location to location but there are some essentials and basic bar equipment that all bars, pubs, restaurants and clubs should have. Whether it is a local pub or uptown club, there are basic drinks and equipment that every establishment should have in stock.

Here is a list of the most essential bar equipment and accessories::

The essentials

These items should be behind every bar. When purchasing look for quality and durability, there is no point in buying bar accessories that are cheap if they break and need replacing. For most food or drink accessories always look for stainless steel. It’s easy to clean, strong and hygienic.

 

  • Corkscrew – no bar can function without being able to open wine bottles
  • Cleaning products – For wiping surfaces, bar, the pumps etc. A bar has to be kept clean so a good supply of clothes and cleaning items should always be kept in stock.
  • Bottle Opener – How else are you going to open the mixers
  • Ice Bucket and scoop – People don’t like warm drinks so ice is a must as is the bucket, scoop and tongs.
  • Measures – necessary for spirits. Look for stainless steel measures although glass is nearly as good – although less durable if dropped.
  • Towels – necessary for drying glasses and the hundred and one other jobs bar towels finds themselves tasked with. 100% cotton is by far the best option.
  • Cocktail accessories – everything from the stirrer, shaker, garnish, to perhaps an electric blender. If cocktails are asked for you need to be able to at least serve the basics so ensure you have enough cocktail accessories and equipment.
  • Cutting board and knife – needed for lemons, lime and other fruit. This too needs to be easy to clean. So get a good sharp stainless steel knife and easy to clean cutting board.

Please visit us at Kellys Eye if you are interested in a bar equipment or other hotel and pub cleaning products.

12/8/13

A Checklist for Bingo Supplies-Things You Must Have and Why

Bingos’ growing popularity online has many fans flocking the virtual bingo halls in seek of some bingo fun. Even with this rapid growth online fact remains that bingo is the largest game in the world and the majority of bingo fans still play bingo the good old fashion way, in their church, schools clubs and even homes or just a general get together.

Here I will share with you a couple of things you will need if you decide to put on a bingo game for a large crowd or just a simple gathering.

1. Tubs of chips- You can find these in a wide assortment of colors and styles. A popular trend is to have these customized. Most tubs are reusable. It is always better to get these the ones with the gritty edge for easier handling. You can also get the popular magnetic chips for better handling.

2. Daubers- These can also be customized. Red is one of the more popular colors for daubers, however the variations in daubers have grown considerably and your choice are wide.

3. Double Roll Tickets- Most rolls contain up to two-thousand tickets per roll. Using various colors is always recommended with larger bingo gatherings.

4. Bingo Paper/Cards- The push out die paper is popular on those bingo cruises we often hear about. There is no need daubers or chips with these ones. You can simply push out the number as they are called with your finger. If you prefer the traditional bingo cards then you can have them custom ordered with customized themes or logos.

5. Cushions and Totes-Bingo suppliers who make cushions and totes have gotten more creative with the numerous patterns and styles. It is recommended that you get the ones with extra cushion padding for more bounce and softness, they also last longer. Get the ones with a Velcro pouch for a better grip on the chair. Totes with special compartments for specific bingo necessities such as your daubers and chips is always good deal. There are wide assortments of patterns and colors to choose from. Matching tote and cushions normally look better together.

6. Raffle Drums-Drums come in all shapes and sizes. The size is obviously the determining factor in getting a bingo raffle drum.

7. Ping Pong Cage-Stainless steel cages are recommended. These come with bingo balls.

8. Promotional Wheels- Most wheels are made of wood. It is highly recommended that if you decide to get a promotional wheel you get one made from plywood. Promotional wheels often become wobbly and discolored when made with regular wood. These have a very short life span. Get only the best promotional wheels. Wheels can be custom made base on promotion and target audience.

9. Electronic Equipment- These are much bigger investment. When you get electronic bingo equipment ensure that it is state of the art with a good warranty. These are more suited for bigger bingo establishments. Useful equipments include the Game pattern flashboards. They come in different sizes and show the amount to be won and last number called.

10. Bingo Starter Kits- Bingo Starter Kit is good for large and small bingo games. Most bingo kits have everything you need. These are a few things that your bingo starter kits should have, a cage set which includes the cage, bingo balls, a masterboard, bingo cards, chips, bingo paper that contains bingo sheets and bingo daubers.

These are just few of the things you will need for your bingo game. There is a wide variety of accessories available. Most bingo supplies can be customized to order specific to color, logo and themes.