The powder room is usually the home’s smallest room consisting of a sink and toilet. It typically measures 4 feet by 5 feet, but the use of this small asset can amount to a lot, making it a good long term investment. The powder room may be a traditional area of the home but this doesn’t mean it has to stay in the dark ages. So if you are having important guests this Christmas keep in mind the key elements to make sure guests feel comfortable in your home:
Bathroom Suite: Keep the bathroom suite white in order to reflect the light keeping it fresh and airy. If white isn’t really unique enough choose materials such as glass or marble which work well and give a luxurious impression. Wall mounted sinks and toilets are ideal space savers, stick to smaller widths so they don’t pertrude too much. If wall hung designs are not you then opt for semi pedestals for the sink to keep it minimal. Single Lever Tap styles will leave more space on the sinks surface to leave a complimentary soap for the guest. The lever design will give easy operation benefits especially for elderly guests. Soft close toilet seats are always a good investment as they will save on all those bangs and slams in the middle of the night!
Décor: Neutral and earthy tones are popular at the moment as they don’t overpower the room. Although character is good to highlight in a design, it can also prove to be too much so tread carefully. Hard wood flooring such as granite and marble will give it a real luxurious feel whilst illuminating the light. Ceramic is also an inexpensive way to modernise the room and is great to use in combination with modern towel rails.
Courtesy Counts: Remember this room is primarily for guests so add complimentary products such as shelves and countertop space. The powder room tells a lot about the upkeep of the home so keep it well designed and impressive. Unique materials are a good way to make a statement so keep your eye on the smaller details; it can really make the difference.
The petite space of a powder room may require more thought than a larger bathroom space as measurements may be tight and it may be quite awkard in places. If you get the design right it will showcase your ability to maximise the potential of a small area and please your guests.