A townhouse powder room may be the smallest room in the house. In fact, in many cases it might feel more like a large closet than a small bathroom, but that’s no reason to overlook it. A powder room is a fabulous opportunity to get creative—and using a smart design can even make it more functional.
“For many townhouse owners, a first-floor powder room is a must, especially if they are older and want to avoid a constant trek up the stairs,” explains townhouse realtor Ariane Benjamin. “There are some wonderful ideas about how to reinvigorate this tiny space, and we’ve included five of the best right here.”
Ideas to liven up your townhouse powder room
Join the Dark Side
Navy, indigo, and charcoal are wonderful colours that can turn a mundane space into a statement room. For extra impact, incorporate faucets and fixtures in gold or copper and enjoy the rich lustre against the dark walls.
Add a Sculptural Touch
Powder rooms typically don’t have a lot of space for accessories, so you’ll need to get creative. Consider a modern take on an antler chandelier. A wonderful mirror or a piece of wall art can also help you introduce shape and texture to the room, without taking up real estate.
Channel your Inner Antiquarian
The vintage vibe is still going strong, and the powder room is the perfect opportunity to incorporate a few subtle touches. Antique brass goes hand-in-hand with the trend for darker walls mentioned earlier. As a warm metal, brass is a wonderful solution for boosting and beautifying small spaces.
Beautify the Walls
Floral wallpaper is coming back in a big way, especially for powder rooms. The best part is that since the space is so small, you can splurge on a premium wall covering of Victorian roses, abstract blooms—or whatever tickles your fancy.
Tile it on
In teeny, tiny bathrooms, backsplash can be a real problem. Strategically tiling the walls around the toilet not only looks great, it can make clean up a lot easier. Opt for a cool streamlined toilet, and keep the rest of the room nice and simple.
If buying a townhouse is in your future, Ariane has the understanding and neighbourhood knowledge to help you track down the perfect home. Contact townhouse realtor Ariane Benjamin at 604-779-1500 and ask for a free consultation.