I was asked by the Real Estate website REDFIN last week to give my thoughts on the littlest room in the house, the Powder Room for an article they wanted to post online
"Expert Tips For Revamping an Outdated Powder Room."
Not one to shy away from giving my two cents, I was more than happy to give one idea. Depending on your budget and desired outcome here are some of the tips from myself and other designers to transform you Powder Room.
I've created some amazing Powder Rooms over the years, it's just a shame that they are so small, it is beyond difficult to take (good) photos of them! I have a few that were major tranformations. Check them out below.
This Powder Room was a makeover. Everything stayed the same, we just Revamped it!
Powder Room Revamp
We didn't want to do any Major work in this Powder Room. Simple Solutions - I had the cabinet refinished to match the new wallcovering and kept the original sink, fixtures, and mirror. The sconces and cabinet hardware are all new. I accessoirzed with my clients collection of perfume bottles and there you go.
Below is the REDFIN Blog article in it's entirety along with one of my own Powder Room Revamps. For more from REDFIN Click HERE
Whether your powder room is looking dull and outdated, or you just have an itch to change things up, a powder room remodel can make a huge difference in your home’s overall appearance. And since powder rooms tend to be smaller, you have the added design freedom to play around with bold colors, patterned wallpaper, and even different lighting fixtures or hardware to make the space pop. To help you revamp your outdated powder room, we reached out to experts from San Francisco, CA all the way to Miami, FL for their expertise. Here are their best tips and advice for the ultimate powder room remodel:
1. PLAN AHEAD
to create a cohesive aesthetic
Grab your inspiration source and let it set the tone for the rest of the space's design concept.
2. The powder room is the perfect place to
BE BOLD & CREATIVE
Let your creativity flow with an accent wall.
For your powder room remodel, try introducing an eye-catching accent wall with a pop of color, geometric tile, or printed wallpaper. Complete the space with a statement vanity light that illuminates your personal style. - Lamps.com
Use statement tiling.
The powder room is the one place where you can have a little fun – be bold and playful or simple and serene. But either way you go, it’s a place to allow your creativity to come out and create a big impression in a small space. Consider adding a beautiful and impactful statement tile on the wall behind the sink. - PDG Studios
Create a gallery wall.
A powder room is a great place to showcase your personality by putting together a gallery wall. Since there's no bathtub or shower, humidity isn't a problem. Choose artwork that speaks to you, and don't be afraid to go from floor to ceiling on the feature wall. - Room to Design
Don’t be afraid to splurge a little.
You can choose more precious, and higher-end products like great tile or custom wallpaper on a highlighted wall with a powder room remodel. Most powder rooms have smaller walls, making sense to splurge on the materials you use in this space. Less is more in a powder room, and the pieces you choose should be bold and stately. - Gabby
3. Wallpaper can
MAKE all the difference (and A MAJOR STATEMENT)
Nothing transforms a space more dramatically than a bold wallpaper.
With countless designs and even removable wallpaper options on the market, it's easier than ever to elevate a drab, dark space into something eye-catching, artistic, and unique. - Coddington Interior Design
Create a feature wall behind the toilet using patterned wallpaper.
Pick up a color from the pattern to paint the rest of the bathroom and use that same color for a new frame for your mirror or hang a chandelier from the ceiling. - Inverness Design Build Group Ltd.
Wallpaper is a simple way to make a lasting impression.
Due to its small size, a powder room is the one area in the house where you can live out your decorating dreams - nothing will break the budget or be revisited in time. Feel free to go bold with color or a statement wallpaper to make a big impact in a small room. - Jill Shevlin Design
In this Powder Room Revamp we did Everything! The only original item that remains is the wood floor. Instead of an accent wall with paint or paper, I opted for a stone feature wall. Laser printed Carrera Marble. Don't you just Love it?
You can read all about the entire home remodel in a post I did HERE
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4. Don’t forget about FIXTURES
Ditch outdated fixtures.
Nothing screams dated as much as old, tired fixtures in your powder room. Think of the lighting, faucet, and cabinet hardware as the jewelry. By adding stylish new fixtures, you’ll have a stunning new look in your powder room without breaking your budget. - Organized by Design
Absolutely spend on updating your plumbing fixtures.
Plumbing fixtures have undergone significant improvements, and they are worth the upgrade factor. Go bold with your walls; if they are light now, go dark – and if they are dark now, go light. - Studio M Interior Design
5. The ultimate powder room remodel isn’t complete without UPGRADE lighting and flooring
Lighting is the jewelry of the home.
So whether you want to make a statement or enhance the new colors you’ve remodeled with, try a fixture that offers just as much visual style as it does lighting balance to give the room an entirely complete finish. - Laura Lee Designs
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Well-placed statement lighting above the vanity is essential.
Nothing is worse than walking into a powder bathroom with vanity lights that cast shadows over your face. I recommend installing a pair of sconces (or two hanging pendants) on each side of the mirror, so the bulb is about 63" above the floor to ensure that your face is well-lit. It's okay to find sconces or pendants that are a bit more decorative in a powder room than you would hang in a larger bathroom. - Rebecca Quandt Interiors
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Change up the flooring.
It doesn't matter if you choose tile or wood; changing the flooring material in your powder room from the adjacent rooms will lend itself to generating visual interest that will catch your eye - tre Designs
Check out the recent Redfin article we were featured in:
Whether your powder room is looking dull and outdated, or you just have an itch to change things up, a powder room remodel can make a huge difference in your home’s overall appearance. And since powder rooms tend to be smaller, you have the added design freedom to play around with bold colors, patterned wallpaper, and even different lighting fixtures or hardware to make the space pop. To help you revamp your outdated powder room, Redfin reached out to us and other experts from San Francisco, CA all the way to Miami, FL for our advice. Check out what we had to say in the full article below for the ultimate powder room remodel:
Experts Share Their Best Tips for the Ultimate Powder Room Remodel