Did you know that within 30 seconds a customer has decided whether or not they wish to stay at your establishment? Your office bathroom tells people so much about the way you care for your business and we know that first impressions count.
Often people tend to overlook the bathroom, focusing on areas like reception or the kitchen, and only do enough to meet very basic bathroom needs. Focusing on basic utilities and daily cleaning will do just about enough to maintain an acceptable image for your office space. However, the perfect bathroom design will add value to your business, as it plays a big role in making your visitors feel comfortable.
Let’s look at the 3 main benefits of taking your bathroom from better to best:
1. Improve your workplace appearance
A beautifully designed bathroom can be a powerful enticement for potential customers. Not only does this influence the feel of the bathroom, but also greatly influences the overall perception of the entire building. If you don’t believe me, then take a moment to imagine how you feel when entering a beautiful building and encounter a dreadful bathroom: dingy with a musty smell. The experience will certainly influence your perception of the rest of the building. On the other hand, think of the number of selfies beautiful bathrooms have been responsible for, playing a hand in making individuals feel good about themselves. Not everybody can afford a full bathroom overhaul so hygiene, cleanliness and maintenance will have to do in that case.
But how does one achieve this? Firstly, ensure that you get the basics right and get bathroom sanitary ware that is of great quality. Then take a look at our blog The real costs of a cheap hygiene supplier because selecting the right hygiene supplier to coincide with your daily cleaning will ensure your bathroom remains fresh and well serviced.
Then consider selecting hygiene products such as sanitary bins, hand sanitizers and hand dryers that not only do the job well but look amazing to boot. Take a look at Initial Hygiene’s product offerings to enhance the look of your bathroom. Ensure that the decor and sanitary ware, like the bathroom faucet, go together in such a way that they make a room that is usually overlooked become memorable to the visitor.
2. Elevate Relaxation
Have you ever entered a bathroom so beautiful and well kept that you instantly feel like it’s a haven away from the hustle and bustle of the outside world? A bathroom so relaxing that it gives you a small measure of peace when work and life, in general, become overwhelming? Where you find yourself comfortable enough to have random conversations with people you hardly know?
If you have, you’ll know that when it’s done right, a bathroom can imbue a feeling of relaxation and relieve stress for both your employees and visitors. This can be achieved through the use of lighting and colours in your bathroom (see our blog Yellow Banana Good, Green Banana Bad on the psychological effects of colour).
Additionally, adding decorative plants such as Aloe Vera, English Ivy and the Snake plant (just to name a few) will elevate relaxation as these plants are known to have anxiety/stress relieving properties and are great natural air purifiers. Check out Ambius’ catalogue to bring life to your bathroom and office space with interior plants.
Find out more about the ways to take care of your office bathroom in our guide to bathroom hygiene.
3. Go Beyond Daily Cleaning and Make It Immaculate
Ensure that the bathroom is pristine by employing the very best hygiene practices. In shared bathrooms, there is often a build up of limescale, organic matter and faecal deposits in the toilets and urinals, despite excellent daily cleaning. This is where specialist hygiene practices come in: they solve problems that daily cleaning can’t.
Deep cleaning is a specialist hygiene practice that removes this build up from the ‘hard to reach’ areas which are inaccessible to daily cleaners, Initial’s deep cleaning preparations make use of bacterial cleaning agents that have a residual effect, utilising biological preparations that contain live, beneficial bacteria that consume odour causing bacteria even long after the service has been completed.
Provide your customers and visitors with pleasant and hygienic environments that create a welcoming experience to which they want to return. Remember that clean and welcoming environments create an experience that leaves everyone feeling satisfied, pampered and taken care of.