Here’s a good article on powder room remodeling ideas from Better Homes & Gardens.
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Powder rooms can be tricky to style. They’re so small and easy to overlook. But with the right tools and inspiration, even the ugliest powder room can transform into a stunning space. See how these homeowners did it—and steal some of their powder room designs for your own home.
Before: Drab and Boring
This powder room is adjacent to the front door—meaning it’s one of the first rooms guests see when they walk in the house. The homeowners wanted a dramatic space, and this drab little room wasn’t cutting it.
After: Dynamic and Dramatic
Bold powder room wallpaper and an eye-catching statement mirror now define this bathroom. The homeowners had a limited budget, so they stuck to must-have fixes, like a new vanity, floor tiles, and wallcoverings. The makeover cost less than $850, but it redefines the entire home.
Before: Over the Top
Even when it’s not decked out for the holidays, this powder room had way too much going on. With its small size, the space only looked dark and awkward.
After: Neat and Neutral
A neutral color scheme saves the day in this modern powder room. Instead of unnecessary decorations or colors, the room steals interest from grass-cloth wallpaper, a textured mirror frame, and sleek chrome detailing—proving not all powder room makeovers have to be bold!
Before: Too Dated
Boring white walls weren’t helping this teeny-tiny powder bathroom stand out. An awkward divider wall made it difficult to update the bath without blowing the homeowner’s budget.
After: Beautiful Blues
A fresh coat of blue paint and new oak flooring took this bath from drab to fab. Instead of buying an expensive new powder room vanity, the homeowner used an old desk. The result is a rustic-chic look that’s modern and fresh.
Before: Aged and Unattractive
This traditional-style powder room was past its prime. The vanity showed signs of wear, while the tile floor was in serious need of an update. The decorative details felt dated and no longer suited the homeowners’ style.
After: Past, Meet Present
The powder room’s fresh look pays homage to the past while incorporating modern elements. Bold butterfly wallpaper gives the room a splash of color, while a new vanity adds delicate details. To stay within their budget, the homeowners painted over the flooring with black enamel.
Before: Cramped Quarters
This space had a lot of problems from the start. The powder room sink was tiny, the tile was outdated, and the floor was painted an ugly dark green. Plus, the entire space was only 3×8 feet, making it difficult to find room for storage.
After: European Chic
A wood table turned vanity became the perfect focal point for this tiny powder room. Its open shelving system provides bonus space for storage while keeping the room open and airy. Walls and flooring got a refresh from creamy paint, and a thrifted mirror adds character above the powder room vanity.
Before: Bland and Basic
There was nothing particularly wrong with this little powder room—it simply lacked personality. Basic beaded board, a pedestal sink, and chocolate brown walls were no longer exciting to the homeowners, who had already revamped the space a few years before.
After: Long-Lasting Beauty
Classic fixtures ensure that this powder room will please for years to come. The white pedestal sink and beaded board carried over from the last renovation, but new tile flooring and bold wallpaper bring a modern update. A cheery sconce makes for the perfect powder room lighting.