This month in our Liveable Spaces feature we’re talking about powder baths. This bathroom is usually located on the first floor of the home and does not have a shower or bathtub. Because of its small size, it’s a room where you can really get creative with colors and patterns and it not be too overpowering.  Let’s take a look at some of the powder baths we’ve designed and talk about the do’s and don’ts of this highly used space.

Having an accent wall gets a big thumbs up!  This ceiling to floor backsplash in a warm color palette makes a stunning impact.  If you’re able to bring in a designer at the start of a project, we’re able to work with the contractor to get electric where it’s needed for sconces/chandeliers.

Do hide the water supply so that plumbing is out of plain view.  For example, if the door going into the bathroom is on the right and the toilet is situated to the left, the water supply should come out from behind the left side of the toilet into the wall.

We always recommend a tray to hold paper guest towels and an aromatic hand soap.  You can’t go wrong with a nicely scented candle too!  If you want to upgrade knobs and pulls, the powder bath is the place to do it.  Think about how the hardware feels to the touch.  Glass knobs, like the ones below, have a certain quality about them that you can feel as you open and close doors and drawers. Think of it as “the jewelry” of the bathroom.

Last but not least, let’s talk storage.  It’s a must for toiletries and other bath essentials and we much prefer closed storage to open in the bathroom (who really wants to see TP displayed?).

There you have it!  Do you have a powder bath you love?  Share it with us on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #kdsharemystyle