Useful tips to help you design a good commercial restroom
Have you ever wondered how to design a good commercial restroom? It is not as easy as it seems. Your goal, when designing a restroom, should be to make your client’s employees happy and comfortable. This will create an efficient place of business; it’s always better for the employees to be happy at their jobs. The tips below are useful in creating this effect.
Get the basic information noted
You need to know some basic information about the company that owns the building before you begin designing the restrooms. This way, you can have an idea of what they are looking for in their restrooms. Is your client looking for traditional or modern facilities? How upscale is your client looking for? These are all questions that you need to ask before you begin your design.
Prepare the restroom layout
You need to have a layout for the restrooms before you can actually begin designing them. Think of the most important factors that are required when it comes to employees’ bathrooms: size, space, location, comfortability, and price. After all of this is considered you will be able to complete your drawing with dimensions and details about what exactly is going on in each room. Draw up at least two different sketches so that your client has some options available. This way they can pick out their favorite designs and you can work from there by selecting commercial bathroom products that meet their specifications. It is wise to always check the availability of the bathroom products and accessories before creating the restroom layout to avoid last-minute changes in design and budget. Your bathroom project also stays within budget if you make sure that there are available stocks and know their prices.
Consider who is going to be using the restroom when designing it
One of the most important things about designing a commercial restroom is knowing your client. Who will be using this? Is it perhaps a business where men and women both frequent, such as a restaurant or office building? There are certain tips to consider when designing a commercial restroom that’s going to have multiple users.
Restaurants are places where people go for an enjoyable time with friends and family. Having a clean bathroom is just as important as having good food to back up the establishment. Commercial restrooms should include well-functioning toilets and sinks in each stall; keeping the standards high for how customers should be treated goes beyond their plate. It also includes providing adequate facilities for them to make themselves “at home”. Ensure there’s a sufficient amount of soap and paper towels.
A commercial office building is going to have an entirely different demographic from a restaurant or hotel. Business executives, employees, contractors, salespeople, etc., all work at different speeds. Commercial restrooms must be designed with these variable paces in mind along with the varying needs that employees may have during their time spent in the restroom. In general, however, commercial restrooms in offices do not need to be as large nor extravagant as those found in public buildings, but should still remain clean and well-maintained for optimal efficiency and comfort levels. Be sure to consider having a locker area for coats and bags in addition to cubbyholes or lockers for personal items.
High volume makes for higher cleanliness standards. Commercial restrooms in hotels are likely to get a great deal of traffic at any given time, which means that there need to be enough stalls with enough space in between them. There’s nothing worse than having traffic continually move through while people are trying to go about their business. A hotel restroom should only have the bare necessities which equate to good quality fixtures and good quality cleaning without too much excess or unnecessary items on display.
In high-rise buildings
Depending on the building’s location, there are certain things to consider when designing a commercial restroom that will be used by people of different backgrounds with varying needs and tolerances. For example, in New York City where many tall buildings are composed of offices instead of apartments, it is important to have commercial restrooms which are not too spacious nor extravagant due to the sheer number of occupants compared to smaller town or suburb areas. It may seem like this would make for shorter lines but that is not necessarily always the case given how many employees work in each office space. A commercial restroom should also be able to accommodate those who are physically handicapped along with families with young children or elderly individuals.
There are several things to consider when you are designing a commercial restroom. Make sure that your client gets exactly what they want and need by asking them the right questions and giving them multiple options and different ideas to pick from before the job is done. By taking the above tips into account, you will be able to design a restroom any business or individual would love.