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Pretty & Practical Powder Rooms
Pretty & Practical Powder Rooms
David Sharff Architect, P.C.
Example of a classic powder room design in Boston with a console sink
Contemporary Pinecrest Home
Contemporary Pinecrest Home
Eurohabitat USA
Mid-sized minimalist porcelain tile and white floor powder room photo in Miami with a bidet and white walls
Fiske St. Pacific Palisades
Fiske St. Pacific Palisades
Creative Builders
Marine Varnish
Mid-sized trendy dark wood floor and brown floor powder room photo in Los Angeles with black cabinets, furniture-like cabinets, multicolored walls, a drop-in sink, wood countertops, brown countertops and a two-piece toilet
Edina 3
Edina 3
Elevation
photography by Steve Henke
Inspiration for a transitional powder room remodel in Minneapolis with an undermount sink, furniture-like cabinets, dark wood cabinets and white countertops
41st Symphony Showhouse
41st Symphony Showhouse
Habachy Designs
This Hollywood Regency / Art Deco powder bathroom has a great graphic appeal which draws you into the space. The stripe pattern below wainscot on wall was created by alternating textures of rough and polished strips of Limestone tiles.
Glenhurst
Glenhurst
Sharon Kory Interiors
Example of a mid-sized trendy medium tone wood floor and brown floor powder room design in Detroit with gray walls, a vessel sink and gray countertops
3324 N Damen
3324 N Damen
peerlessrei
VHT Studios
Inspiration for a transitional powder room remodel in Chicago
Berkeley Modern Bathrooms
Berkeley Modern Bathrooms
PROYECTO
Small minimalist gray tile and slate tile powder room photo in San Francisco with a one-piece toilet, gray walls and a vessel sink
Sunnyside Road Residence Powder Room 2
Sunnyside Road Residence Powder Room 2
Martha O'Hara Interiors
Martha O'Hara Interiors, Interior Design | REFINED LLC, Builder | Troy Thies Photography | Shannon Gale, Photo Styling
Mid-sized elegant dark wood floor and brown floor powder room photo in Minneapolis with a console sink and a two-piece toilet
Sullivan's Island Beach House
Sullivan's Island Beach House
Ink Architecture + Interiors
Sullivan's Island Private Residence Completed 2013 Photographer: Charleston Home + Design Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Tumblr: inkarchitecture
Inspiration for a tropical powder room remodel in Charleston
Hollywood Regency Residence
Hollywood Regency Residence
Inspired Interiors
Small transitional porcelain tile powder room photo in Chicago with a wall-mount sink and black walls
NEBRASKA POWDER
NEBRASKA POWDER
i.d. | interior design
Andrea Rugg Photography
Small elegant white floor powder room photo in Minneapolis with recessed-panel cabinets, white cabinets, a two-piece toilet, white walls and a console sink
White Modern Morocco
White Modern Morocco
Mercury Mosaics and Tile
Moroccan Fish Scales in all white were the perfect choice to brighten and liven this small partial bath! Using a unique tile shape while keeping a monochromatic white theme is a great way to add pizazz to a bathroom that you and all your guests will love. Large Moroccan Fish Scales – 301 Marshmallow
Near the Lake First Floor Update
Near the Lake First Floor Update
Studio Brunstrum
Photography: Jerry Kalyniuk
Inspiration for a powder room remodel in Chicago
I COLORI DELLA CITTTA'
I COLORI DELLA CITTTA'
MPM PROJECT
Example of a trendy medium tone wood floor powder room design in Milan with black walls and red countertops
Addison Reserve 1 - Delray Beach, FL Residence
Addison Reserve 1 - Delray Beach, FL Residence
Allen Saunders, Inc.
Sargent Photography
Trendy powder room photo in Miami
Lucy McLintic
Lucy McLintic
Lucy McLintic
Architect: David Seidel AIA (www.wdavidseidel.com) Contractor: Doran Construction (www.braddoran.com) Designer: Lucy McLintic Photo credit: Chris Gaede photography (www.chrisgaede.com)
Mattituck Waterfront
Mattituck Waterfront
Foley Fiore Architecture
Inspiration for a coastal powder room remodel in New York
Sweet little powder
Sweet little powder
Hardwood Creations
Hardwood Creations custom powder vanity
Inspiration for a timeless powder room remodel in Charlotte
powder room
powder room
Kevin Malone
Elegant powder room photo in Richmond
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Even though powder rooms are simple spaces, their placement near the kitchen or living room makes them one of the most frequently used. Also known as a half bath, this space contains only a toilet and sink and is often on the main floor for guests to use when visiting. This tight space can be mighty tricky to get right, so keep the following tips in mind while browsing powder room ideas to ensure you make yours perfect:

What materials should I use in my powder room remodel?


Despite being fairly basic, you can easily make this small bathroom interesting by incorporating unique fixtures, using a variety of materials and adding fun decor. It's great to experiment with different materials, but beware of overkill here. A half bath is so small that too many patterns and textures can quickly overwhelm the space. When picking out materials for powder rooms, avoid combining multiple statement pieces; for example, a bold mosaic tile backsplash and a patterned tile floor can cause a disjointed, choppy design. Instead, pick one statement element, like a fun backsplash, countertop or vanity, and opt for subtle materials, like stone, marble or granite, for the rest.

How do I decorate my powder room?


Similar to materials, avoid a cluttered final product by keeping powder room decor fairly low key — less is more. Opt for a subtle wall or tile color and add hints of personality with artwork or accent wallpaper. Hand towels and bath accessories are also a perfect way to squeeze in some visual interest without over decorating. Try to incorporate one or two fun powder room ideas, like an oversized sink, funky mirror or dramatic ceiling light. And don't forget about the hardware! In such a tight spot, cabinet pulls and faucets can truly make or break your half bath decor. Don’t get too hung up on making this step of the process permanent; there are plenty of powder room decorating ideas just waiting for you to get that redecorating itch.

What’s the best layout for powder rooms?


When planning the layout of a half bathroom there are three major objects to consider: the door, toilet and sink. If you have a space large enough to accommodate the door swing of typical hinged door, that will be the easiest option for most powder room designs. Otherwise you can go with something that has less (or no) swing, like double doors or pocket doors — these will give you more options in terms of toilet and sink placement.

Toilets come in multiple configurations too, so see what will look best and fit within the powder room design you currently have. Wall mounted toilets can save a few inches, as well as make the entire room feel more spacious. Be sure to know the building codes in your area, as toilets do have minimum clearance requirements that can affect your desired layout. If you’re not sure about straying away from a typical toilet, browse powder room pictures to see how others have solved this dilemma.

When it comes to the sink, you’ll want to start with the more compact choices, like a pedestal or wall mounted sink. You won’t need much storage in typical powder room designs, so only go with a full blown vanity if you have the square footage to work with. Overall, the layout should provide enough room to move around so that guests don’t feel cramped, despite the lack of space. The best powder room ideas strike a balance between great design and flawless functionality, so be sure you put in big effort to this small space.

Whether you want inspiration for planning a powder room renovation or are building a designer powder room from scratch, Houzz has 114,377 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Foley Fiore Architecture and Lucy McLintic. Look through powder room pictures in different colors and styles and when you find a powder room design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful powder room photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.