The Dos and Don’ts of Designing a Powder Room

A powder room is a small bathroom that is typically used for guests. Unlike the main bathroom, it doesn’t have a shower or bath and usually only consists of a toilet and sink. Having a powder room in your home is a luxury to have, especially if you regularly have friends or extended family members staying overnight. 

The Dos and Don'ts of Designing a Powder Room

If you’re interested in adding one to your home, read on as Oberg Roofing & Remodeling shares the dos and don’ts of designing a small powder room for your home. 

DO Think About the Necessities

A powder room needs to be functional, which means it shouldn’t be treated as a place for relaxation just like your main bathroom. Think about the necessities you want to include in it. During the design phase, you need to start with the important details such as the toilet, sink, and vanity. When picking out items, be sure they are easy to use. After all, you don’t want to inconvenience your guests. 

DON’T Add Too Many Decorations 

As a homeowner, you want your powder room to look welcoming and appealing. However, avoid putting up too many decorations. You might be using your powder room regularly when you have guests over, but the reality is you will not be spending a lot of time there. Focusing on a bunch of decorations will be unnecessary. If you want to put a few items on the wall, make sure they are not too big. A small plant, for instance, is more than enough attraction for your powder room. 

DO Add Plenty of Mirrors

Since most powder rooms are relatively on the small side, you need to do a few tricks to make them bigger. One way you can do this is by adding plenty of mirrors. Mirrors not only create an illusion of a big powder room but also offer functionality. Consider installing a bar light over the mirror as well to brighten up the space and make it easier for your guests to groom themselves. 

DON’T Focus on Extra Storage

Storage may be a crucial element in other parts of your home, but it’s not essential in your powder room. You won’t be storing a lot of items in your powder room, which means adding extra cabinets or shelves isn’t necessary. If you add extra storage spaces to your powder room, you risk cluttering the entire room. Consider installing hooks or other smart storage solutions that don’t take up floor space. If you want to keep a toilet paper roll nearby, use a small holder that fits on the tank or floor.

Homeowners in Sartell, MN, and the surrounding areas turn to Oberg Roofing & Remodeling not only for their residential roofing needs but also for their interior remodeling projects. Count on our experts to install luxurious bathtub and shower systems, flooring and fixtures. Give us a call at (320) 204-2264 if you live in St. Cloud, MN, or (651) 369-1630 if you live in Roseville, MN. You can also fill out our online contact form to request a free estimate.

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