The Dos & Don’ts of Designing a Powder Room

A powder room, also known as a half bath, only has a toilet and vanity. Since it doesn’t have a bathtub or shower, it provides ample space for essentials, including toilet paper, soap, hand towels and cleaning supplies. While it tends to be smaller than your standard bathroom, It offers comfort and convenience to both household members and guests. 

the dos donts of designing a powder room

If you have the space to build a powder room in your home, make sure you keep these dos and don’ts in mind.

Do Consider the Floor Space

One of the most important things to remember when designing a small bathroom space is not to shrink your floor space unnecessarily. For instance, avoid choosing a vanity that is too large. To keep items off the floor, add a few hooks on the walls. This way, you can hang items and avoid unnecessary clutter. Also, make sure to select hooks that are strong enough to support whatever you hang on them. 

Don’t Overdecorate the Space

A well-designed powder room shouldn’t have too many decorations. Too many items on the walls can make everything look cluttered. Since it is not going to be used as regularly as the main bathroom in your home, focus on function instead.

Do Maximize the Lighting

Lighting fixtures are essential in any part of your home, but moreso in your bathroom space. Most powder rooms don’t have windows, so you need to maximize artificial lighting. Installing a bar light over the mirror or a sconce light on the wall should do the trick. These are smart solutions to compensate for the lack of natural light.  

Don’t Use Toilet Paper as an Accessory

Stacking toilet paper rolls is not attractive or necessary. Consider storing your stockpile in a linen closet. In addition, it’s better to have a box of tissues around, so your guests won’t have to rip off a piece of toilet paper to adjust their makeup or blow their noses. 

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