BY HOLLY SCHNICKE

Today, hall baths are much more than a room to powder your nose. Typically located on the first floor, this is a room that your guests will often see. Homeowners take this opportunity to showcase their individual personalities. Whether you’re inspired by an English pub or an original stained glass window, no two powder rooms are the same. Another source of inspiration may stem from the recent influx of unique and ornate sinks. Gone are the days of plain white porcelain bowls. Bring on the glitzy and glamorous vessels that command the attention of the entire room. Try a mixture of colorful and texturized tile to strengthen the room. These tiles can be used as an intricate floor piece, a fun backsplash or even as a floor to ceiling wallcovering. Need some inspiration of your own? Take a look at eleven of Housetrends staffs’ favorite powder rooms.

Squared Off

Contractor: Stewart and Jervis Builders
Granite: Stone Statements, Cincinnati
Photo by Robin Victor Goetz/RVGP Inc.

Gothic Punch

Vapour Pink Dolce Vita Lavatory; Antique Lavatory Faucet by Kohler
www.kohler.com

Classic Triumph

Tresham Toilet and Pedestal Lavatory by Kohler
www.kohler.com

Simple Strength

Construction: Ray See, Icon Construction, Pittsburgh
Photo by Craig Thompson

Modern Muscle

DesignLouise Budde, MKBD
Construction: Dave Fox Design Build Remodelers, Columbus
Photo by Daniel Feldkamp/Visual Edge Imaging

Flower Power

Construction: Stewart & Jervis Builders Inc.
Interior DesignElizabeth Schmidt Interior Design, Cincinnati
Photo by Ross Van Pelt

Dramatic Intensity

Montresano Cabinets in Cherry Kaffe by Merillat Masterpiece
www.merillat.com

Flow of Energy

Design: Judith A. Kuhlman and Mark Schmidt
Construction: Hal Silverman, Blue Ash Estates, Cincinnati
Photo by Joe Wieland

Farm House Fresh

Design: Centerville Design Associates
Construction: Remodeling Designs, Inc., Dayton
Photo by Daniel Feldkamp/Visual Edge Imaging

Force of Feng Shui

Design: Donna Rosenthal, Bella Casa LLC
Construction: Cornerstone Remodeling Inc., Columbus
Photo by Daniel Feldkamp/Visual Edge Imaging

Dynamically Dignified

Construction: Heinlen & Follmer Inc., Columbus
Photo by JE Evans

Web Bonus

Cincinnati
John Toebben Builders
Photo by Ross Van Pelt

Cincinnati
Robert Lucke Remodeling
Kitchens by Routenschroer and Sims-LohmanMoen
Photo by Ross Van Pelt

Columbus
Ketron Custom Builders
Photo by Daniel Feldkamp/Visual Edge Imaging

Dayton
Theresa Terebinski
Photo by Daniel Feldkamp/Visual Edge Imaging

Tampa
Bartlett Custom Homes
KohlerFerguson Kitchen & Bath
Photo by Johan Roetz
 

This article appears in the October 2011 issue of Housetrends – Dayton

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http://www.housetrends.com/Housetrends/Dayton/October-2011/Powerful-Powder-Rooms/, (page consulted July 9th, 2012)