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.
This bathroom shows an interesting blend of traditional farmhouse and modern shapes. The claw-foot tub and apron-front sinks are classic farmhouse elements, while the angled ceiling is reminiscent of the gables often seen in farmhouses. Hexagonal tiles also hark back to a farmhouse choice.
This modern farmhouse bathroom — like the other bathrooms in this story — interprets farmhouse style for the way people like to live in their homes today. It includes a key element of farmhouse style: a stand-alone tub, which has old-style valves and faucet handles that evoke an older farmhouse. But the homeowners still get a luxurious, separate walk-in shower.
Your floor tile’s material, shape and design have a big effect on the look and feel of your bathroom. Although issues like cost, durability and day-to-day practicality will undoubtedly guide you, with such a dizzying selection, it can be hard to make a decision.