Update Your Powder Room and Make It an Uplifting Experience

Update your Powder Room and make this little space into an uplifting, green and sustainable experience that your guests will enjoy.

This room with a toilet and sink dates back thousands of years. In the past, toilets and tubs were often kept separate with bathing and excretion being separated for hygienic and aesthetic reasons. Toilets were often kept in small rooms known as closets to provide people with privacy.  Architects eventually began combining all the devices that required plumbing in a single room.

By nature, powder rooms are small.  This is one room where you can be imaginative, different, edgy, punchy, and quirky.  A powder room is a place to use materials that may be too active a pattern to be used in open and often used spaces.  It is the perfect place for a touch of extravagance by experimenting with materials that are too pricey to use on a larger area. This is the perfect part of the house in which to place a fixture whose entertaining design and interesting shape would be just perfect.

If you have limited space or you are looking for ways to simply your style, decorative tile on one small wall or as a decorative touch on a large wall can offer a modern look along with a splash of color as a welcoming element of design.

To make your space soothing and Zen-like include stone, wood and other natural elements. Select a faucet that compliments those materials.

Everyone appreciates stylish accessories in a powder room. Select one or two unique statement pieces.  Abstract lighting fixtures and a fabulous mirror can make a great visual impact with or without making a major investment. Layer the lighting for drama and freshening up the face. Be sure to use LED lighting fixtures with dimmers.

Think green and sustainable in the design planning process and into the installation stage. A stylish energy and water-efficient powder room can add value to your home. Why not make this little room special?

We are here to help you with your home. We offer a comprehensive range of Sustainable Interior Design, Universal Design/Aging-In-Place and Consulting Services by the project or consulting basis in Connecticut, New York and areas beyond.  Contact us at 203.984.4695 or site@lynnhoffmandesign.com

Lynn Hoffman

203.984.4695 | lynn@lynnhoffmandesign.com