While we all spend exorbitant amounts in doing up our homes, we do not give too much of thought to how we will create the right ambience for our visiting guests. Visitors and guests who have been invited to your house for a party or a luncheon buffet often have to access your guest bathroom via a bedroom. The origin of a powder room lies in easier access to the guests for the purposes of freshening up. A powder room can be constructed adjoining your living room and your guests can use this. The need for a powder room is dependent on personal and lifestyle choices and they are more befitting a large house, which has no constraints of space.
Smaller flats would entail space wastage in the construction of a powder room. It is definitely worth considering if you socialize a lot. A basic powder room has a commode and a basin. Here are some tips to keep in mind while building one.
Powder Room Decor Ideas
One of the most essential and vital components of a powder room is the plumbing facilities within the bathroom. In newer flats powder room can be invariably catered for while designing the house. Older houses have to first ascertain whether there are any plumbing constraints for building a powder room. Once plumbing is taken care of, one can heed to the decor aspects of the room.
The location of the powder room is one of its key aspects. It has to be adjoining the dining room. At the same time, it should not be ‘in-your-face’ but should fit into the overall decor theme of your house. It should also be accessible.
Make sure the bathroom fitments and appliances are in conjunction with the overall theme of your house. If your house is modern, then modern and chic faucets will give the powder room a nice aura. A more traditional design will be apt for a conventionally designed house. Factor in some open shelves on the walls of your powder room and place basic toiletries there, which your guests can easily access without having to rummage through cabinets and drawers.
The powder rooms are normally constructed small so make sure your commode is fitted in without getting into one’s way. Use reflective materials like mirrors to create an illusion of space. The powder room should be well lit and should have easily accessible switches. Do experiment with the decor. Use accent walls, deep colours and flamboyant accessories for a regal touch to your powder room.
You can add a subtle and personal touch to your powder room. A nice painting can be put on the walls along with some flowers. Stock the area with essentials. Keep beautifully decorated baskets with rolled up towels for your guests to use. Make sure you have soap dispensers and additional rolls of toilet paper. You can have neatly labelled make up kits for both men and women, which include some basic creams, colognes and face washes. Use chic bathroom accessories like soap dispensers and soap holders. Nighttime burning candles can be used. Such small touches add the much-needed warmth to the room.
The powder room should be spanking clean and should be checked periodically during the course of the party. Have it cleaned and spruced by your household help. Bathrooms reflect the cleanliness habits of the host.