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
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.
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
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
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.