Need help with 1/2 bath - color? flooring?
April 7, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I have a narrow 1/2 bath; split by the door - when the door is open, the toilet is behind the door (on the left) and the sink (with cabinet) is on the right. To get to the toilet, many people are rubbing their hips on the wall (narrow room and all...), it's not damaging the wall, but rubbing the paint so that you can notice it. I'm thinking of putting tile half way up to help with that. My dilema is colors. Our house is a Cape Cod, we have very traditional (colonial style) tastes. The rest of the downstairs will be in the buff (yellow) family. The bath is off a hall with wood floors, and across from the kitchen (have not decided on flooring for the kitchen when it's done). I'm open to using the same flooring in bath and kitchen. I'm thinking white tile with blue above. Brown cabinet? White? Perhaps a darker grey or brown flooring? The smallest room to be done, but somehow the hardest! Thanks for input!
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Kevin Retired Decorator
I would use a white tile in large 12"-18" squares on the floor and subway tile on the walls 30"s up then use a deep red on the top half. I would paint the vanity white with silver handles then add a really decorative silver mirror over the sink to give a powder room feel. And white monogrammed towels.
April 13, 2013 at 11:57pm     
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Kevin Retired Decorator
A mirror like this from
April 14, 2013 at 12:04am   
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Carol, based on your description of the basic layout, I have the exact same powder room. :) For our remodel, I removed the cabinet and counter top, and will install a pedestal sink instead. Downside is less storage (no more cabinet), upside is it more space, it feels more open. Please post photos. :)
April 14, 2013 at 4:33am     
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