What Buyers Want: A Snazzy Powder Room

Melissa Dittmann Tracey of REALTOR® Magazine recently wrote a great blog post on powder room upgrades which I am sharing in today’s post because buyers love a powder room with a little character! Don’t want to tackle a big expense? You can stay under $1000 and still have an impact by replacing the shower curtain, towels, light fixtures and mirror.

More home owners are turning to the powder room to make a dramatic statement and packing in a lot of design into these often small spaces, according to the 2015 Houzz Bathroom Trends Study, a survey of more than 3,000 home owners about their bathroom remodeling plans.

Nearly two thirds of powder rooms are less than 40 square feet, but home owners are finding they can still make these spaces attention-getting, whether with a trendy sink or flashy wallpaper.

Home owners report that their powder room renovations are mostly driven by the desire to do cosmetic touches, and therefore, home owners are finding affordable, do-it-yourself upgrades to spice up the space.

Most home owners say they want to upgrade their powder room because they want the design to make a bolder statement – a more popular response among home owners than for any other bathroom in the house, the survey finds. The powder room is more likely to have personalized touches in the design, such as eclectic styles, signature sinks, hardwood floor, and wallpaper.

Just how bold are some home owners getting with their powder room? Here are a few examples:

FLASHY WALLPAPER

Traditional Powder Room by Denver Interior Designers & Decorators Andrea Schumacher Interiors

Traditional Powder Room by Denver Interior Designers & Decorators Andrea Schumacher Interiors

DRAMATIC TILED WALLS

Transitional Powder Room by New York Interior Designers & Decorators Chango & Co.

Transitional Powder Room by New York Interior Designers & Decorators Chango & Co.

UNUSUAL MIRRORS AND A CHANDELIER

Midcentury Powder Room by Venice Interior Designers & Decorators Shelby Wood Design

Midcentury Powder Room by Venice Interior Designers & Decorators Shelby Wood Design

 

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