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This Powder Room Reveal has been on my to do list for what feels like forever and today is the day! This winter we finished the roughed-in powder room located in our walk out basement. This was not my first priority for house projects but since we decided it was a necessity, I wanted to design it, not just throw it up and call it complete. We love sitting on our patio right off of the walkout and our kids play in the basement all the time and to Rob especially, it was a must. With lots of natural light, it reads more like a first floor than a basement and I wanted the powder room to have an elevated but grounded feel.
The layout left enough room for a shower but having had a basement shower in our last house that went unused, we decided to leave a little nook for changing, etc. instead of having a full bath in our basement. I had a few vintage hooks with white porcelain knobs that felt perfect for hanging a hat after coming in to wash hands from gardening or hanging a shirt that you’re about to change into from a kids sleepover (thinking down the road when Landyn & Bryce are a bit older).
One of the reasons it took me so long for this powder room reveal was because of the lack of light in the space. With no windows and limited light since 4 of the basement walls are underground, I needed a professional’s help to capture it’s beauty. A few of my favorite little details are the towel hook that mixes metals and stands out in the best way on top of the wallpaper, the faucet that looks like a million bucks but is a great deal and tends to go on sale quite often, and the wallpaper, the wallpaper makes the space! Believe it or not, I selected the paint color (it’s BM Edgecomb Grey and it’s so good!) BEFORE the wallpaper which is a major “don’t” in interior design but it just worked out that the wallpaper I had been eyeing worked perfectly with the paint.
We started this project at the same time as our Mudroom Reveal and I decided on the vertical tongue and groove because 1. I wanted the space to last and to be low maintenance, painted wood is easier to wipe down, keep dent free and clean than drywall or wallpaper any day. I’m a big proponent of doing something, anything to protect the bottom 1/2 of your walls and directly behind your faucet in bathrooms in some way, tile, shiplap, tongue and groove etc. You will thank me for this tip! And 2. we also had tongue and groove boards left from our mudroom project. Anywhere you can save on materials and use instead of waste is a plus in my book.
Lastly, it took me soo long to land on this vanity. I wanted to get something that was more unique or less basic than white but with the wallpaper and wanting to use the vintage arched mirror I had found on marketplace a few years back, the white just felt right. The price was also right and I highly recommend this vanity for a high end look at a budget price. Just make sure to swap out the hardware, the hardware in my opinion make it look cheaper. I had extra hardware from our kitchen and I just love these knobs so much.
I am so excited to finally share our Powder Room Reveal! But not I need to get started on our next project. I’m thinking pantry, laundry or dining room. Which would you chose?
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