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The first thing you need to do when designing a washroom or a bathroom is to make sure your plan will comply with whatever regulations and standards you have to meet. For a restaurant, the main regulations you will need to look at are the ADA compliance regulations and FDA compliance regulations. It is important to check if you need any other permits or standards that need to be met before you start designing you washroom. A restaurant needs to be accessible for everybody for both comfort and liability reasons.
Plan an Efficient Design
A bathroom in a restaurant needs to be efficient, clean and organized in order to promote comfort. For example, make sure soap and paper towels are in an accessible location in relation to the sink. The same goes for toilet paper in relation to the toilet. Privacy and line of sight is also another huge aspect that you need to take into consideration. One of the most important things to plan is what people can see from outside of the bathroom, through the door. Make sure that things that need to stay out of sight, stay out of sight. Take your time with this process, especially if this is going to be a newly constructed bathroom. Once the bathroom is put into place, it is going to be extremely difficult and expensive to move the bathroom or change certain aspects of it.
Automatic and Durable Fixtures
Because your washroom will most likely be getting a decent amount of traffic, you will need to make sure that your fixtures will be able to hold up for a long time. Look into automatic fixtures to limit the amount of physical touching of fixtures. Not only will this cut down on germs spreading, but the less a fixture is touched, the more likely it will be to last longer. Motion sensing faucets, toilets and paper towel dispensers are all examples of automatic fixtures that could improve the longevity of your restaurant washroom. Again, because so many people are going to be using these accessories and fixtures, you are going to want to make sure that these things will hold up in the long run.
Choosing the flooring of is incredibly important in a restaurant washroom design. You need to make sure that your floor is water resistant, easy to clean and durable. As for what materials you should use, it is recommended that you incorporate some kind of tile with some non-slip mats or carpet to ensure that you bring the risk of slipping to a minimum. It is also advised that you put down some non-slip mats to minimize any chance of somebody slipping near a sink or a toilet.
Lighting and Ventilation
In order to have a comfortable bathroom experience, you need proper lighting and ventilation. First, lighting is extremely important for both visual purposes as well as the overall feeling of the atmosphere. Ventilation is also a necessary aspect that the washroom needs to incorporate. Air flow is important in any room, not just the bathroom. Ventilation is also important because lingering smells can be very off putting and can make guests uncomfortable.