For offices that can afford the space, a clean well designed and pleasant looking cafeteria or canteen will help employees relax.
Pantries should be designed to incorporate all the essentials, such as a hot plate or gas burner with cylinder space below and a sink, a stainless sink is hardy and easy to clean.
A storage cupboard, shelves or hooks can hold the cups and saucers, plates, cutlery, tea, coffee, sugar, etc. A small compact refrigerator is useful for storing milk, cold drinks, preserving food items, etc.
A good garbage storage system will help circumvent the inevitable mass of tea dregs, papers etc.
Disposable plastic cups, plates, if economically viable can save on maintenance and cleaning.
Coming to the toilets, which perhaps more than any other room, reveals the true class of a company, its attitude to cleanliness and the activity of its employees and visitors.
Bathrooms don’t have to be exotic, but they do have to be adequate in number for the staff employed and they have to be clean.
They should have tiled surface, preferably in light plain shades which are not overpowering and which cannot be scrubbed down easily.
Separate toilets for men and women are statutory to a given number of employees. A basin, an Indian and the western WC with the urinals to accommodate the users.
If ventilation is less than ideal, an exhaust or ceiling fan may help, for there are few things as off-putting as a smelly toilet.
Facilities for dispensing toilet paper, towel, hand dryer etc., should be provided.