photo: GymkitUK/Fit Interiors
LED lighting around the tops of lockers or skirting can really make an impact, and bring a dull changing room to life for even the lowest budget, while new vanity units with integrated LED lighting can also add impact to a changing room for a relatively low outlay, along with re-upholstered benching for a high-end feel.
There are also some attractive locking systems on the market such as digital keypad or proximity locks. These offer a good solution in dressing up an old locker door, along with new locker numbers and handles.
It’s also possible to spruce up tired lockers without breaking the bank, although, a ‘cheap’ locker refurb can be a costly waste of time and money and not the quick win you’d planned, so proceed with caution.
Some operators have explored vinyl wrapping locker doors, which can prove more cost-effective than changing the doors completely. There’s a huge range of finishes available, but it doesn’t come without risk, so be cautious if considering this option.
The doors may appear shiny and new, but if the carcasses are battered, customers will know immediately when they open the door that corners have been cut.
We’re often asked to replace doors as a cheaper alternative to replacing the entire locker, but if we survey the site and the carcasses are old and damaged we highlight the issues – after doors have been replaced, screw holes can be left showing in the carcasses from old hinges and getting a solid fix into an old carcass can be difficult, so be realistic about what’s possible.
LED lighting around the tops of lockers or skirting can bring a dull changing room to life for even the lowest budget