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There is only one way to keep a commercial property looking its best, and that is through remodelling. It can be a daunting experience, but if you or your client is looking for a good place to start, the bathrooms are a great place. Nothing will date a property like a rundown bathroom, and by opting for a remodel you can give the entire property a much-needed facelift. With the way the world changed in 2020, there has never been a better time to review your setup. The question is, how do you know whether a commercial bathroom remodel is right for you or not?
There have been massive advancements in bathroom fixtures regarding water and energy efficiency. Today, sink aerators, touchless valves, and low-flow toilets are the default. That might not have been the case when the commercial bathroom was first installed. A remodel is an opportunity to upgrade.
There are options for energy-efficient lighting, motion sensors, waterless urinals, and tap flow restrictors. It’s a money saver, but it is also a great way to make a positive contribution to the environment. While you are upgrading the bathroom technology, consider automatic dispensers and automatic hand dryers. They’re environmentally friendly and improve sanitisation for the tenants. It’s a win-win.
Everything in the environmental section could easily fall under the money-saving umbrella. Your utmost concern could be the bottom line – whether you are the agent managing the commercial property, or the owner.
A commercial bathroom remodel can help save money in the long term. Yes, the up-front costs might be intimidating, but they will repay in kind. The newest bathroom technology was designed to reduce water and energy usage. You can save money on disposable items, as well as water and electricity. There’s another cost-saving to consider. With new fixtures, there will be fewer maintenance issues. Thus, a reduction in those costs and customer dissatisfaction.
You also have to consider the financial impact of going green. This is something that both employees and customers value in the businesses they work with. Sustainability is hotter than ever in the commercial building industry. We are seeing an increasing number of commercial building owners perform sustainable remodels to help them save money and protect the environment. We are also seeing a direct link between green commercial buildings and their ability to attract tenants and command higher rents and sale prices.
More than ever, consumers choose to work with people who care about the planet.
Touchless air dryers, taps, and paper towel dispensers aren’t just money-savers. They are also an excellent way to prevent the spread of germs. Of course, this is something that is at the front of everyone’s mind now after the year we have had. The more surfaces that require touch the easier germs will spread which will impact your absence rate. Once one employee falls ill, others are sure to follow, and you are going to lose money. So, the benefits of ensuring sanitary conditions in commercial bathrooms are multi-faceted.
Believe it or not, a clean bathroom can boost employee morale. It is their only private escape throughout the day and providing a comfortable, clean place for them is good news for their productivity and your bottom line.
Appearance & Reputation
Old bathrooms often look much worse than they are. They age rapidly. Even when they are sparkling clean they look dingy. It’s embarrassing for employees and disappointing for customers. There are certain issues you can maintain, such as fixing those stall doors that no longer close properly.
You can repair the flusher on the toilet in the third stall. Likewise, you can manage small maintenance issues. That just puts off the bigger problem. If there are pitted countertops, cracked tiles, dim lighting, stains, smells, and poor plumbing then it is time to remodel. It is the only way to give your customers, clients, and employees the space they need. No matter how old the building, a bathroom remodel will transform the space.
In a 2011 survey, 94% of respondents said they would avoid a business if their bathrooms were dirty. Employees, clients, and customers take notice when facilities are outdated. The bathroom is a great insight into how a business runs, and it can impact someone’s view of your company. Invest in a commercial bathroom remodel so everyone who walks through your front door knows that you have high standards and value their comfort.
If you make green improvements in your bathroom remodel, you will show your clients that you value the environment enough to invest money in the planet’s future. That matters.