In public spaces, a nice ladies’ room is always a pleasant surprise. Let's be honest, we've all been in some restrooms that made us think twice about how bad we really need to go. Then there's the restroom that you're just thankful it's clean. It's not necessarily pretty or comfortable. But all the plumbing works, there's toilet paper and you're not overly grossed out by the types of germs you're visualizing on everything.
It's a clean restroom. It's appreciated and it's the best most people ask for when using a public facility. Of course, a clean, functional restroom is a great start. But what if your office needs or just wants to offer more than a functional ladies room? Perhaps your business or office:
There are many simple ways that can take your restrooms from just clean to "WOW", quickly while improving the experience users have in the ladies' room. In the course of managing a commercial cleaning service for over 20 years, we’ve seen a lot of ladies' rooms. We’ve noticed that there are some features that absolutely delight users. Delighted users tend to complain less and play their part in keeping the restroom use clean for others throughout the day.
We’ve complied six ways that you can improve the ladies’ rooms in your office. Whether you have single or multi-stall restrooms, these ideas will work for you. Plus, they are so easy and inexpensive you could implement them all this week.
Nothing adds a touch of pretty to any room like flowers. There is just something so special about flowers. Their presence immediately elevates the class and style of any room, even a public restroom. Whether fresh cut or artificial, flowers can freshen up the look of your ladies' room, add a pop of color and a feminine feel to the space.
Fresh flowers may not be practical or too expensive, but an artificial arrangement is just as attractive. Any big box store will have a wide variety of colors, sizes and types to choose from.
Complimentary Feminine Hygiene Products
Sometimes the unexpected happens when you’re a woman. And when it does, having access to a feminine hygiene product when you’re in a bind is a life saver.
Proving complimentary feminine hygiene products is a considerate touch to a ladies' restroom. But there is no need to buy a bulky dispenser. Baskets, glass jars or even vases can be used to store pads and tampons in a pretty decorative way.
(We found these ideas on of course Pinterest!)
Hand washing is critical but is very drying for our hands. It’s always a nice pleasure to slather on some lotion immediately after washing so hands can feel soft and comfortable. Offering hand lotion at the hand washing station is a wonderful addition to your restrooms that users will appreciate.
Also, don't over think what type of lotion. It doesn't have to be fancy or expensive. We’ve seen large bottles of regular body lotion or scented varieties placed at sinks and both are equally well received.
Place a Trash Can in Every Stall
Bring Back the Paper Towels
We know, we know, hand dryers are greener and environmentally friendly. However, there are many reasons not to ditch paper towels in restrooms all together. The first is that paper towels are used for more than just drying hands. Paper towels may be used to clean up messes in restrooms, or heaven forbid help clean a stain from clothing and to open the restroom door when leaving. But primarily paper towels are just a much nicer way to dry wet hands. So, it’s a little luxury that will make restroom users happier.
Make It Smell Good
Restrooms are just prone for funky odors. Level up your ladies' room by taking steps to keep it smelling fresh. We’ll assume that your restrooms are being properly cleaned. This means that any odor isn’t bacterial from improper cleaning. So, to tackle odor that comes from use throughout the day consider installing an automatic, time released air freshener and a good ventilation system.
These fast, simple and affordable additions can upgrade your restrooms from just clean to luxurious. Paying attention to the details, even the details of a ladies restroom, leaves behind a positive image of your business and brand. What have you done to improve the appearance and experience of the restrooms in your office? Share in the comments below.
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