How can I give my powder room more pizzazz?

28 October 2011
Your half bath is one of the rooms of your home that
every guest will see, so this small room make s a big impression. Make it pop by adding a few designer touches.

Some ideas:

  • “Furnish” the room with a wood vanity and cabinets in a rich finish that would be nice enough to display in the bedroom or kitchen.

  • Splurge on a granite or marble countertop. Select natural stone for the floor. Texture the backsplash with stone tiles or a textured finish like troweled-on clay. Experiment with some finishes beyond paint. Stilll too pricey? Take a look at travertine, which has become popular for powder room floors and backsplashes.

  • Hardwood floors also are popular. If the bathroom floor matches the floor of the hallway outside of it, the room will appear larger when the door is open.

  • Experiment with color. Play with rich, dark colors—or your favorite color—on walls and cabinets.

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