Maximizing Your Commercial Bathroom Space
It is completely normal for architects to minimize space in a bathroom so that the working environment is as productive as possible, or a retail environment is as profitable as possible. Commercial bathroom spaces are often cramped and uncomfortable, but there are ways to maximize that space. Ensuring that both your clients, customers and coworkers are able to use the bathroom area comfortably can be done. Here are a few tips and tricks to help.
Increase Elbow Room
In a bathroom where your space is limited, then it becomes important to increase space not only on the floor, but at elbow and eye level as well. This includes recessed products such as dispensers, dryers, trashcans, and mirrors. If everything in your bathroom is flush with the wall, it not only gives us more elbow space, but it also tricks the eye into seeing more space. When your eye sees more flow, then the space feels more comfortable.
Inventive Storage Space
If your business stores extra soap, toilet paper, paper towels, and bags under the sink then you may want to consider slimming down and hiding your storage space. This can be done by removing cabinets from under the sink, increasing floor space. Extra storage can be put behind the vanity mirrors inside wall cabinets. If you combine recessed products with inventive storage space it makes cleaning the bathroom much easier and quicker.
One of the biggest problems with small spaces is the areas where people tend to converge. In a commercial bathroom this tends to be the trashcan, which is often next to the only paper towel dispenser. This leads to water being on the floor, slip risk, and bottlenecks. This problem can be solved with paper towel dispensers between sinks, and more than one trash bin in the area. Again, if all of these products are recessed into the wall, there is a gain in floor space and flow.
Décor Tricks That Help
After you do everything you can do to maximize your physical space, there are a variety of solutions that help you improve the look and feel of your commercial bathroom. Here are just a few:
· Install plenty of mirrors to help give the impression of space
· Use natural lighting if possible to warm the area
· Decorate with light, neutral colors
· Ensure that there is soft lighting, instead of harsh fluorescents
· Pay attention to details, such as simple hardware on cabinets and doors
When it comes to maximizing your commercial space, or your personal one, it is important to have a designer that understands exactly what you’re looking for and how to make it work. This only happens when you are working with a team that can help you achieve a look from both an architectural and design perspective. Remember, at Desired Designs our goal is to always help you create a space that is relaxing and representative of your distinct tastes. There isn’t a project that you have that is ever going to be too big or too small for us because we work with a wide range of budgets and scope. It would be our definitive pleasure to help you design your life with a custom touch, contact us today to learn more.