3' x6' powder room, need ideas

sinkstousOctober 14, 2013
We are building a small powder room. Pedestal sink on one end, toilet on other end. Pocket door on long side. Please help with some creativity. Lighting, colors, etc. Floor will be Brazillian Cherry. Thanks.
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R H Kitchen and Bath Ltd
Paint the walls and the ceiling the same color. This will make the room seem a little larger.
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Sinkstous--A light bar over the sink should be sufficient. Consider a shelf with a vessel sink and a lever faucet rotated 45 degrees off the center. If you want to be even more unique, have the water spout come out from a built up mirror or medicine chest, with the lever underneath. Here is an example. Happy Houzzing.
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Here is a more traditional style with hardwood flooring.
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I would go wild with great wallpaper as this is the perfect place to experiment and make a statement.
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The smaller the powder room, the more opportunity there is to go wild with either color or wallpaper pattern. Ours was totally boring until we painted it a dark teal. Suddenly everything popped--especially all the white tile, trim, sink, etc.
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Keesee and Associates, Inc.
With small bathrooms, there's a few helpful hints to keep in mind.
1. Go with a big mirror, a frameless one is even better. Mirrors give the illusion of bigger spaces and can make a huge difference in small bathrooms. [houzz=
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2. Horizontal elements on the 3' walls can make a room appear wider. This can be tile, horizontal patterns in wallpaper, etc. [houzz=
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3. Lighter colors tend to make rooms feel more spacious. I agree with everyone above, small spaces can take a punch of color or wild wallpaper. But you want to be sure your choices won't make the bathroom too dark or feel too closed in with a narrow space. If you think a pattern or a color might be too heavy, try it as an accent wall or use wainscoting to break up the color. Each of the photos I've posted use this technique. [houzz=
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Good luck remodeling! And feel free to give us more info for better help - what colors and styles are you drawn towards?
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