Saturday, January 9, 2010

Powder Rooms

Powder Rooms

I do lots of powder room remodels. It’s a smaller project and easy to include with a kitchen or master bath remodel. If you are going to have all those trades in your house, you might as well get this small room done while they’re around! I’ve only done one powder room as a separate project and it takes just as long to do as any other project because you go through the same process and same consecutive steps in construction. You might as well select the plumbing fixtures for the powder room while you are doing the master bath or the kitchen faucet.

In the next few weeks, I’ll be showing a few powder room remodels. Most are pretty simple. The basic rule for designing a powder room is to keep the focus on one element in the space. These are small rooms and too much going on will look busy and be unsettling. I like to have some wow factor in there, after all you have a captive audience in the powder room, you might as well make an impression.

The powder room before and after above is a dramatic change. This was an older house, with dated wallpaper and fixtures. The homeowner liked dark, rich colors and traditional style, kind of a Ralph Lauren look. We kept the base cabinet, painted, added a new remnant granite countertop with a vessel sink, changed out the wall sconces and mirror and got a brand new powder room! I think the wow here is the mirror and the vessel sink and sconces play a supporting role.

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