The cloakroom or changing room may not be the first area that comes to mind when considering upgrades or renovations. However, investing in a new or refurbished cloakroom or changing room can offer numerous benefits. Here are just a few reasons why upgrading your cloakroom or changing room is a wise investment.
Enhanced Customer Experience
A clean and well-designed changing room or cloakroom can significantly enhance the student experience. According to a survey conducted by Harris Interactive, 78% of consumers say that the cleanliness of changing rooms influences their decision to visit and revisit an establishment. Additionally, aesthetically pleasing and functional changing rooms will help users feel more comfortable and clean, leading to a more positive overall experience.
Improved Hygiene and Sanitation capabilities
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, hygiene and sanitation have become more critical than ever. A new or refurbished cloakroom or changing room can be designed with hygiene and sanitation in mind, incorporating features such as touchless taps, soap dispensers, and paper towel dispensers. These features can help reduce the spread of germs and bacteria, making your school safer for students, teachers and visitors.
Increased User Satisfaction
A well-designed changing room or cloakroom can also have a positive impact on student and teacher happiness. Those who have access to clean and functional facilities are more likely to feel valued and appreciated, leading to improved morale and satisfaction. Additionally, an organised and efficient changing room with plenty of storage, security and functionality will help teachers perform their job duties more effectively, leading to improved productivity and job performance.
Investing in a new or refurbished changing room or cloakroom may require an initial investment, but it can ultimately lead to cost savings over time. For example, upgrading to energy-efficient lighting and fixtures can help reduce utility bills, while the installation of durable and long-lasting materials can help reduce maintenance costs.
Increased Revenue and Customer Loyalty
A clean and functional changing room or cloakroom can also help increase revenue and customer loyalty. According to a survey by YouGov, 71% of users said that the availability of clean and well-maintained changing rooms would encourage them to use that particular facility. Additionally, a positive experience in a changing room such as feeling safe and secure can lead to increased improved efficiency and remove any distractions.
Investing in a new or refurbished cloakroom or changing room can offer numerous benefits, including enhanced experience, improved hygiene and sanitation, increased student and teacher satisfaction and cost savings. By upgrading this often-overlooked area of your school, you can create a more positive and welcoming environment for everyone.
At Elworthy, we have the experience and stock to make your refits and designs come to life. Working to your brief, we’ll produce visuals which gives you a true picture of your new cloakroom or changing room, whilst supplying samples and providing support from the initial consultation right through to the final installation.