Any suggestions on how to decorate this 1/2 bath? I am thinking a pedalstool sink will provide more space.

tmorrow600March 9, 2013
Help with redesigning this 1/2 bath.
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tmorrow600
Or , how to make it a designer -cool bathroom with what we have.
    Bookmark   March 9, 2013 at 11:44PM
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shortped
Pedestal will give more open space but then no storage
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Interiors by Kristina
You need privacy there. Think about window first. Remove that black grill and mirror in a black frame. What is color of the wall outside ???
    Bookmark   March 10, 2013 at 12:40AM
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tmorrow600
The wall is baby blue and white wainscot. On the other side of the window is the family room addition that was added on recently.
    Bookmark   March 10, 2013 at 12:46AM
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tmorrow600
Oh... The black mirror is the mirror that we taken down and that is why it is still there.
    Bookmark   March 10, 2013 at 12:52AM
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A Crew of Two
I would take down the wainscoting. If it's a half bath a pedestal sick would be very cool and make the bath feel larger. The best way to make it cool is wallpaper. It will add the wow factor more so than paint. It doesn't have to be anything too bold if that makes you nervous. Even a textured wallpaper like grass cloth would do it.Some cool sconces over the sink with an oval mirror.
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charleee
First cover that window with a shade, like a duette shade if you want a contemporary feel: [houzz=
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Then I would suggest framing the large mirror over the vanity. Give the room a theme! You could do movie posters, go Hollywood glam: [houzz=
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    Bookmark   March 10, 2013 at 4:11AM
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decoratingmom
You could go with a wall-mount sink to really open up the space. There are some very beautiful styles on the market these days. They also come in corner versions. You would gain the space taken up by the pedestal. You could also use a wall-mount faucet too. Love kklinton's advice on the dramatic wallpaper! However, if you don't like the idea of wallpapering you can achieve the same effect with a stencil. Stencilling is very easy as there are an abundance of patterns and sizes available for purchase. With the wall-mount sink you would also have plenty of space beside the vanity for storage options, such as tall, narrow shelving, armoire or custom cabinetry.
    Bookmark   March 10, 2013 at 4:44AM
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shortped
Agree with Kklinton and decorating mom....wall mount or pedestal with wallpaper....figure out some other form of storage...Roman shade for window.
Disagree with olldbobbi about Hollywood posters because I think the space is too small for something that loud.
Beautiful mirror and sconces would add bling...chrome, crystal
    Bookmark   March 10, 2013 at 6:06AM
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shortped
1) storage behind toilet...could you do something on either side of window?
2) medicine cabinets
3) look at small powder room under stairs with wall mount sink
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shortped
Pics
    Bookmark   March 10, 2013 at 6:28AM
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shortped
These are what I am doing in my powder room.
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shortped
The one pic above was fabric for shade if you still want to do blue. Adds interest if you don't want to wallpaper.
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decoenthusiaste
Since the window now faces another space, I'd remove it and the wainscot, putting up new drywall. The style of the rest of your home should be considered. The 1/2 or powder needs to fit in but can still be a designer WOW! Search tiny powder room in the box above under photos to see ideas like those attached. Although they look good, remember pedestal or open bottom counter sinks often have exposed plumbing beneath, so that might be a consideration - see the pics just above for examples of exposed plumbing.
    Bookmark   March 10, 2013 at 6:40AM
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Arlene Warda, Architect
Hi Here are my ideas, take a look below.

1. Glass shelves niche: used next to vanity and or next to toilet, build out wall.

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2. Wood shelves niche: this also works:

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3. For Medicine cabinet, build your own with a custom frame, have your carpenter build custom storage unit with shevles, behind. Go to any frame store, get a custom frame. He, your carpenter or contractor will put a piano hinge on it, you have a custom mirror.

4. I agree, wainscotting should go. and pedestal will open up the space.

5. Window: go with Smith and Noble sheets, roman or woven, to conceal the window for privacy.

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    Bookmark   March 10, 2013 at 6:50AM
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tmorrow600
You guys are the best!!! Please keep sending ideas. I appreciate each one.
    Bookmark   March 10, 2013 at 6:52AM
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shortped
Or could put stained glass in for window
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tmorrow600
Hi Arlene! I'm looking in my Smith+Noble fall 2012 catalog. Do you have a pg number or suggestion for which type of shade? I have not ever ordered from them . I would like to order a few other items because their fabric selection is exactly what I like. What is their turnaround time, etc..?
    Bookmark   March 10, 2013 at 7:01AM
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tmorrow600
Shortped, great idea for stained glass. This is a pic of our coffee bar with our stained glass piece that we tried to fit in that window but it was too big.
    Bookmark   March 10, 2013 at 7:21AM
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