Four Ways to Create a Grand Look for a Half Bath

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Four Ways to Create a Grand Look for a Half Bath

24 September 2020
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Remodeling and decorating a half bath can be a challenge. With limited space, bathroom design options may appear to be limited. There are many different ways you can create a grand or elegant, look for your home's half bathroom or powder room. Discuss the following ideas with your bathroom remodeling contractor to see which ones might work best with your available space.


Wainscoting uses molding and trims to create a border around the room. This option provides a more upscale alternative to traditional bathroom tile, and it can also help protect the walls in your frequently used rooms from damage. You can add depth and dimension to the half bath by choosing wainscoting in one color and adding a contrasting paint color to the rest of the room. Be sure to consider molding and trim around the door frame and vanity mirror to complement the wainscoting and create a cohesive decor theme.

Wall-to-Wall Bath Vanity

If space allows, think about installing a bath vanity that fills the space between the walls in the half bath. This option provides extra space for storage, keeping towels, soaps, and toiletries out of sight for a clutter-free look. Adding a more stately and large-scale vanity also creates the illusion of a larger space in the room. Pair the vanity with a wall-to-wall mirror to complete this idea. For a more upscale decor theme, look for marble countertops and elegant faucet accessories to create a stunning focal point in the room.

Painted or Tiled Focal Wall

Adding a focal wall to a small space can also give the room a grand appearance. Consider using the wall behind your bath vanity to create your statement wall. It could feature a bold paint color to set off neutral tones in the bathroom or it might consist of small glass subway tiling to add a chic modern look. Your remodeling contractor can review the ventilation in the room to help determine if paint or tile is the best long-term option for your bathroom remodel. If you do choose a painted focal wall, try adding the same paint color to the door frame for a chic finishing touch.

Custom Lighting

Poor lighting in a powder room or half-bath can make the room appear even smaller than it actually is. Your bathroom remodeling contractor can review different custom lighting options to help illuminate the space and create a bright, clean look. Sconces on either side of the bath vanity can provide an elegant look, but you might also want to consider recessed lighting in the ceiling or even LED lighting placed along the borders of the vanity mirror. Small statement chandeliers lend themselves beautifully to sophisticated design themes. You may decide to use a combination of lighting fixtures to complete your bathroom remodel.