Laboratory managers must balance convenience with importance for their clients. The appearance of the laboratory is as important as its operational process. Generally, the function of the laboratory will define the aesthetic appeal. However, any element that may interfere with the efficient and careful care of the laboratory environment must be addressed by the laboratory manager.
Throughout the country, the importance of interior design is still growing. While most labs are designed to look more like a traditional hospital than a scientific office, there are laboratories that present a modern aesthetic design. A common theme in laboratories is to emphasize aesthetic appeal through the use of light, or by including different textures, colors, and patterns.
Storage and maintenance of biological samples require a basic understanding of how things are properly maintained. After samples are sealed, labeled, and stored, they are available for analysis in most cases.