At one time a luxury found only in grand homes, the powder room has become a staple in new American residences. When planned for new construction, they are often given ample space. But when you want to fit one in during a remodel or into an addition, you may have constraints. No matter what type of home you have, it helps to understand how much space is needed for these little — or not-so-little — very special rooms.
The ombré trend isn’t loved by everyone, but this tile wall might quell even its toughest critics. Fading from dark gray to nearly white, it connects the floors and the walls while opening up the space in an elegant, subtle way.
Look to the past. This dramatic bathroom window has custom shutters influenced by the Tudor period. Back then, it was difficult to make big pieces of glass, so the panes were tiny and held together with lead in a crisscross or other pattern. The panes on these shutters are frosted for privacy but still maintain their period feel.
Whatever their mix of the modern with rustic or farm-style, the following five spaces share a feeling of warmth, and an inviting nature that would have been present in the old farmhouses. Read on to see the distinctive ways designers applied the modern farmhouse concept in the bathroom. Learn from their mixing skills and then tell us: In which bathroom’s (stand-alone) tub would you like to soak?