Essential Features of a Workplace Bathroom for a Comfortable Experience

The humble bathroom is often taken for granted in any commercial building. It’s there, it works, and for many, that’s all there is to it. However, apart from their obvious function, bathrooms also are a place where people can just take a quick break and get away from an intense workspace.

The problem is, some bathrooms can be uncomfortable. This happens when a bathroom lacks some essential features such as good accessibility, functionality and quality. Bathroom designs that effectively incorporate all three characteristics can provide people with a comfortable and pleasant experience. Having multiple toilets with partitions is fair enough but a company bathroom can have so much more.

Learn some bathroom design specifics that can help achieve these three features:


No domestic buildings usually have more than one bathroom. This is to accommodate the number of people who will need to use the bathroom on any given day. Ideally, bathrooms must be accessible to more than one person, a necessity for an office or other types of workspace.

It’s becoming frequent for employers to provide showers as well as toilets in their corporate bathrooms and for this, you’ll need shower partitions.

Whether people need to use the shower or the toilet, bathrooms that have cubicle partitioning will be able to accommodate additional amenities. Partitioning will create privacy, allowing more people to use the bathroom. Bathroom wall panels that look appealing will not only provide privacy but can also be robust enough for everyday use.


People go to bathrooms to use the amenities such as toilet, shower, sink and restroom fixtures and water and electric sources. Non-functioning amenities are unusable and unhygienic. This makes a bathroom experience unpleasant.

During the design process of bathrooms, investing in high-quality amenities is an investment. However, the durability of the amenities will save on maintenance and replacement costs. An accessible and functional bathroom in a workplace will increase the productivity of the workforce as there will not be wasted time looking for a bathroom that works and no grumbling that the workplace isn’t as good as it should be.


The quality of bathrooms depends on the type of workplace where it is located. Bathrooms located in public areas or commonly shared places like schools and markets should both be accessible and functional. This is because plenty of people will come to use the bathroom. The vanities do not have to be very stylish, but instead, they should be simple and durable.

Bathrooms located in private areas such as recreational and hospitality establishments should also be accessible and functional. However, since they are places where people may expect more, the bathrooms can be a bit more stylish. This can be achieved by installing dim lighting, plants, art pieces and other decorative materials.

Quality bathrooms are physically appealing, accessible and fully functional. Together, these characteristics create a comfortable bathroom experience.

Duraplan – Your Partner for Comprehensive Restroom Solutions

Duraplan is a leading provider of commercial restroom solutions in New Zealand. We specialise in developing commercial bathrooms for different industry sectors. We take pride in our wide range of durable products and excellent customer service. We prioritise the needs of our clients by maximising the value of our projects from creation to installation.

Our values – creativity, integrity, accountability, sustainability, innovation and success – are integrated into all our partnerships to ensure the success of each project. Get in touch with us today, and we can discuss the project you have in mind.

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