The typical powder room, that half bath in your home with just a sink, toilet, and mirror, only averages about four-by-five feet, yet even though it’s generally the smallest room in the home, your powder room can create a powerful impression on guests. In fact, given its small size and the amount of use it gets, especially when you’re entertaining, your powder room may actually be the most valuable square footage in your home.
The nice thing about having your powder room small is that it can be the least expensive room in your house to dramatically make over. There just isn’t that much to change, but upgrading can make a huge difference in the impact your powder room can have on visitors. Here are a few suggestions for remodeling your powder room.
One of the least expensive and quickest things you can do is to change the color of the walls. Deep, lush colors can make a more impressive impact than gentle pastels. Earth tones have also been showing a strong trend recently. The idea is to create a strong impression, and nothing can do that better than bold colors.
Another hot trend has been to add vessel-style sinks to the powder room. They come in an incredible variety of styles, and you’re bound to find one that suits your taste and budget. You’ll be able to choose among a number of materials and textures, as well, including porcelain, glass, bronze, ceramic, and stainless steel.
If you’re looking at a new sink, don’t forget to pay special attention to the faucet that will be attached to it. The right faucet can make a huge difference in the overall impact of a powder room. Like sinks, you’ll find a wide variety of faucets to choose from, and tying the faucet and sink together is an important part establishing a decorating theme for your powder room.