Restroom design can play a large role in determining the image occupants and visitors have of a facility, according to an article on FacilitiesNet.com. Poor restroom design choices can create a poor first impression that's hard to overcome.
The image projected by restrooms is a direct result of the planning that went into the design. Planning is more than just selecting fixtures and finishes. Restrooms are high-use, high-maintenance areas, and unless they are specifically designed to address these factors, their appearance and cleanliness will suffer, according to the article. Appearance and cleanliness are not the only features that should be considered. Easy of maintenance, components that impact hygiene and the perception of hygiene and energy and water use are also important.
A favorable restroom impression Restroom is influenced by the suitability of the design to the facility. High-traffic restrooms should be located so that they are readily visible. High-profile restrooms in corporate headquarters or upscale hotels need finishes and materials that support the company image.
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