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Snug yet elegant powder room

The high natural light behind the toilet as well as the frosted glass in the door help fill this small powder room with natural light. The built-in bookcase is carved out of the underside of the stairs. The small salvage sink, wallpaper, antique soap dish, and repurposed snowshoe as the mirror help make this snug room quite elegant.
Renovation/Addition. Rob Karosis Photography
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July 9, 2014
sheddesigner wrote:
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Sorry, but yes this is another antique collected by our client and integrated into the design.
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March 5, 2014
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You might need to get crafty and make one. This is what our client did here with an antique snowshoe she acquired.
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cach
nice way to push knowledge!
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December 29, 2013
stillamistry wrote:
Does the door open all the way, or stop at the toilet?
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Les Oltmann
Im digging the sink and mirror, very unique.
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Smith & Vansant Architects PC
Yes, some creative solutions from a palette of wonderful collectables.
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December 8, 2012
61643 wrote:
Where can i find this wallpaper
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myaglubpanny
So, so lovely. I love it.
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Twig Interiors
Such an elegant wallpaper, if your wanting to buy this in Canada, try http://www.finestwallpaper.com/store/p122/woods.html
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October 10, 2012
free_spirit_rising wrote:
What are the dimensions of this powder room?
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free_spirit_rising
Thank you very much. I have a 3'3" x 4'11" closet. Much appreciate the input. Have a nice day.
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Kelly C.
Can you tell me where to buy a sink like this? Who makes it?
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July 14, 2012
alon57 wrote:
Where do I find the answers to questions posted on this site. I am new to it . Love it . will recommend it .
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
Just click on the question and you'll see whatever answers have been submitted. Or if you are having trouble finding a specific question, enter the subject matter it in the discussion search box and that should lead you to it. You may have to search through questions that had similar wording, so when you see a question that you know you'll want to see the answers to when they are submitted, write down the question so that you can search for it later.
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Hello,
Yes, what Carolyn said is usually apropos and hopefully someone will respond more quickly than I have taken!
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June 22, 2012
catruji wrote:
I love this sink. What is name and model please!
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house417
hi there i am also wondering what toilet you used--it looks like a very nice, not "saying too much" toilet--and small too. would love make and model if you don't mind sharing that!
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I believe this is the Toto Drake with the soft close seat option.
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March 30, 2012
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Sorry, this is another salvage sink our client found. But she found this one at Mason Brothers Salvage, Essex Junction, VT.
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March 13, 2012
purna vastu sasthram wrote:
won't the books get wet by wash basin?(what a brain i have?)
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bogna
ha! I love the idea! (btw - if you have toddler boys - like I do - expect even books in living room to get wet ;) )
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dianabuild
Absolutely brilliant idea!
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February 13, 2012
andrewstockton wrote:
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Hello,
That is a small salvage sink the homeowner collected over the years planning for this renovation.
Hope that helps!
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January 27, 2012
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Hello,
The wallpaper is Woods from Cole and Son, Contemporary II collection. http://www.cole-and-son.com/collection_detail.asp?collectionid=13 with the product code: 69/12148.
Hope that helps!
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December 28, 2011
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pitcrew4
What flooring is pictured here?
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January 24, 2012
Kelly Hall wrote:

What Houzz contributors are saying:

"Woods" is a cozy choice for a powder room in a Vermont farmhouse.
This powder room takes advantage of the space underneath the staircase on the other side. A recessed bookshelf follows the angle of the staircase to provide more storage for the client's beloved books. The sink, faucets and accessories were all part of the client's collection of salvaged fixtures. A snowshoe provides a quirky and appropriate frame for a mirror, with the forest background provided by Cole and Son's "Woods" wallpaper.
Becky Harris added this to Need More Space? Look Under the Stairs
On the other side, a shelf for the homeowner's many books backs up to the barware cabinet. Tour the rest of this antique CapeMore:How to Turn Your Closet Into an OfficeSpace Saver: Raise the BedDreamy Window Seats
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I've saved the best for last. Some people might have tucked guest towels into this powder room shelving unit; these homeowners loaded it with books. What a clever and unexpected way to carry their collection throughout the house!More: 2012 Trends: What's New for Your Bathroom CabinetsA Stylish Place for Bath TowelsSmart Ideas to Use in Small Baths
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8. Powder room reading. A built-in bookshelf could be the perfect custom alternative to the usual bathroom magazine rack. Place books of your choice on the shelves along with some accessories for a miniature and decorative bathroom library.
Built-ins. Small bathrooms in older homes often have plenty of nooks, crannies and random walls that go unused. Make the most out of these surfaces; don't let anything become dead space. This homeowner took advantage of the interior wall next to the toilet to create additional storage and an immediate interior focal point.
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OK, now I know you all think your guests use the loo only for a quick tinkle. Truth is, you know a few people will spend some extra time in there handling some additional business after eating all your delicious holiday fare. With that in mind, I highly suggest having something handy to keep them occupied. Tip: If you have a built-in cubby like the one shown here, fill it with magazines or a few good paperback or hardcover books (remember those, you e-readers?). Now I hope no one plans to read a novel in there, but at least people can read the first chapter of Moby Dick and get a tad familiar with a literary classic.

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