A Powder Room can often be one of the least expensive rooms in the house to renovate. You can make a big impact with only a few small changes like a new sink or faucet, or an updated countertop. Follow these simple tips to freshen up this space.
Hardwood floors are popular right now, as are rich materials such as granite and marble, which offer an upscale look. Run the same floor material from the hallway into the powder room to create a natural flow.
Bamboo is a durable and eco-friendly flooring option. Ceramic tile or slate with radiant heating may let you eliminate the need for a second heat source in the room.
Changing your faucet– anything from a traditional-style to a very streamlined, modern faucet – can make a big difference. And don’t forget to consider the finish. Make sure it blends with the overall design.
A new sink, such as the popular vessel-type, can be found in a wide range of materials, from marble and glass to stainless steel, bronze and vitreous china.
Consider a one-piece toilet for a furnished look that uses less space. Some models have built-in water efficiency; another popular feature is sound modulation for more discreet flushing.
For powder room countertops, consider bright or reflective materials such as granite or quartz. Slate, which is warmer than ceramic tile, can be combined with granite or quartz to give a calm, not overly decorated look. If you're looking for a green alternative but still want shine and durability, try recycled glass.
An intense wall or ceiling color can make a dramatic impact in the room and add an element of surprise off the hallway. Texture and materials can also play an important role. A reflective material can help lighten up the room. Earth tones and light-colored natural materials can also help to keep the space feeling open and fresh.
Maximize your floor space by using a pedestal or sink. For extra space and storage, consider a petite vanity.
A well-placed mirror can make any room look larger and more appealing. If you are considering a console table or pedestal, a decorative mirrored storage solution will offer the much-needed additional storage for toiletries and paper.
Lighting can contribute to the overall effect or theme of your powder room. It's better to over-light than under-light, and you can always use a dimmer switch. Under-cabinet lights can function as nightlights or mood lighting when the room is unoccupied, and can help guide guests who are unfamiliar with your home's layout.
Keep things simple; don’t over-decorate. Leave counters empty so guests can set down purses or car keys, and take care in choosing accessories like towel bars, towel rings and soap dispensers.
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