Custom Cool Rooms
When dealing with a large kitchen you will invariably need a large storage area. For this, a cool room, freezer room, or even a dry storage area is the best solution. Outside the hospitality industry, cool rooms are also used for storing anything that needs a stable temperature. One common example is in practically every supermarket, where customers have access to a self-serve side of a large cool room that can be filled from the backend. Due to the modular construction of the cool room, almost any room can be turned into cold storage, of course, that’s with the proper temperature control, humidity control, and the right sized condenser. Two important factors for effective running of cool rooms and freezer rooms are the temperature and humidity. Spoilage may occur if either of these levels are not correctly maintained.
Cool Room Design
After the cool room or storage room itself is built, you’re going to need shelving (and lots of it). Cool room shelving can get a little tricky, sorting through all of the options and the particular sizing and tiers. If you simply tell us what you want (e.g., shelves across this wall, this high) we can work out all of the particulars and find the most suitable solution for your cool room. Navigating the appropriate requirements (in accordance with Australian standards) can be tricky for those coming into commercial kitchen design for the first time. Our team has had plenty of experience with both a myriad of different fitouts and designing for the standardised requirements. This means that we can relay important information to keep our client abreast of necessary design choices.
What Type of Cool Room?
A retailer, such as a supermarket, may wish to stock a variety of frozen and cold goods. This of course means that the products have to be stored safely and hygienically. As well as this, there is the issue of access for both the retailer and the customer. The solution to this is a cold-room that has a normal slide door at the back as well as a display section from which customers can take the items they please. Restaurants, like most other businesses in the hospitality industry, are highly individualistic and, as such, have differing storage needs. Menus that are focused on a particular culture’s cuisine will have different cold-storage requirements than others, and, because of this, it is best to work out exactly what size and kind of cold room is necessary for the specific kitchen. Our experience and history of design can help to guide you in working out your optimal solution.