Because there are no standard changeroom dimensions, you will come across different sizes and designs. There are changerooms measuring 63" D x 51" W x 84" H. Some changerooms are smaller at 60" D x 48" W x 74" H. The larger ones can be 83" D x 71" W x 94" H. There are door openings measuring 2'-6 3/16" but some are bigger than this.
Definition and Purpose
The changeroom is an area where people change clothes. It is also known as a changing room, locker room or dressing room. The dressing room term is used in the context of theater while locker room is the term used for sports. The changeroom is a term used in some regions of the US and other countries.
The changeroom dimensions may differ, but their function remains the same. They allow people in a public place (i.e. theaters or sports stadiums) to change clothes in private, be it individually or gender based.
For example, sports locker rooms are gender based. But there are many changing rooms with individual stalls so a person changes clothes alone. Many washrooms have space that allows people to change clothes there. In some cases, the changeroom is just a part of the washroom.
The large changerooms are usually found at bathing areas or public beaches. In these rooms, majority of the space is allotted for changing clothes, so little washroom space is needed.
The changeroom dimensions for beach-style rooms are usually bigger than the usual. They typically have big open rooms. Many do not have a roof, just walls around it.
The following are the changing room variants and their characteristics.
These are almost always gender specific. They are used for changing and storing clothes. The clothes are kept in the locker, hence the name. These are frequently used in sporting activities. Locker rooms don’t have stalls.
In some cases there are locker room attendants who are tasked with keeping the individual’s clothes until they come to get it. The lockers are secured via keys or combination locks. Many high schools use locker rooms also.
Also called fitting rooms, these have cubicles, each designed for a single person. Retail stores have these so customers can try out clothes before buying them.
These are also fitting rooms because some people in retail stores don’t change clothes here. Instead they fit on the new apparel over the ones they are wearing.
The green rooms are mixed gender rooms. These are found in theaters usually backstage. This is also where actors and musicians stay until they are called to perform.
It is called the green room because the walls were green. The color was chosen because it is said to have a soothing effect on people. However many green rooms now have different colors.
The different changeroom dimensions do not change the fact that it serves the same function. However, the designs will vary. Some are very basic, while others have benches, mirrors, chairs, shower rooms and many more.