Are You Designing A Guest Powder Room?

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Are you remodeling an older powder room in the house you presently live in? Or, maybe you are remodeling an older home that you purchased or even inherited. Of course, you might be designing and building a house to your own specifications. Whatever reason you have for designing a guest powder room, from selecting a copper sink to choosing the flooring for the small bathroom, here are some ideas that might help you. 

The Sink - Have you considered selecting a copper sink for the guest powder room? Talk about adding pizzaz to the area! Copper sinks might be more expensive than regular ones, but they won't chip like an enamel one would. There are many styles of copper sinks from which to make your choice, too. For example, if you want to establish a contemporary look, select a copper sink with straight, simple lines.

If you want a more elegant feeling in the powder room, select a copper sink with an intricate design to it and maybe with a rounded shape. Check out special cleansers for your copper sink. By giving it a bit of extra care, it will maintain the beauty it had when you first purchased it. 

If you decide to go with a regular sink, consider buying one that has special features. For example, purchase a deep oval one and then select gorgeous brass or pewter hardware to add interest to the sink.

The Flooring - If the flooring in the existing guest powder room already looks great, you don't need to read another word. However, if you are building your house from scratch, or if you are doing a major remodel on an existing powder room, read on. If you decided on a contemporary mood for your guests' powder room, think of selecting a black and white checkered tiled floor. Or, choose a single color of tile.

For a subtle look, choose something like off-white or light mocha for the tile color. For a dramatic look, choose jewel tones for the color of the tile. For instance, a red floor or even a black floor created with tiles might be stunning. 

For an elegant look in your powder room, think of choosing a faux painted concrete floor. By doing so, the concrete can be treated in such a way that it will look like anything from Italian marble to an intricate oriental rug. If you are artistic yourself, you will more than likely be able to do the faux painting on the concrete floor. Otherwise, a paint store will probably have the names of individuals who do faux painting professionally.