What to Consider When Designing a Half Bath

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MR Direct has the tips for making that small nook into a grand space.

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Dressing your half bath to the nines can really create a ‘wow factor’ that this sliver of a space merits.

The half bath may be small, but it packs a big punch. Petite in size, this commonly used space in the home can really showcase your style and personality if properly designed. The half bath is usually placed adjacent to the main living area to ensure accessibility and convenience. Dressing your half bath to the nines can really create a ‘wow factor’ that this sliver of a space merits.

A half bath needs to contain only a few items for it to be a functional space. The minimum list of these items includes: a toilet, vanity, mirror and proper lighting. Other items to include, if space allows, are hand towel rings, under cabinet storage, window coverings and decorative accessories.

A typical half bath measures about 3 to 4 feet wide and 6 to 8 feet long. This area will be comfortable for guests to access and include the necessary elements to make it a suitable half bath. Using a single sink vanity with a cabinet makes storing extra items such a toilet tissue and towels easy. A medicine cabinet is not necessary in this space since it is not the every day bathroom, but if extra storage is needed, consider adding wall shelves to house decorative accessories and toiletries.

Regarding décor, the half bath is the perfect playground for that bold wallpaper or paint you may be afraid to use in other areas of the home. Covering one wall in a daring print adds interest to the room as a whole and allows for the remaining pallet to be neutral with splashes of color through accessories. This is the one area of the home that you can put most of your budget into the finishes because of the small size.

Another way to add interest is with the sink. A vessel sink (sometimes referred to as vanity sink) can add a pop of color and/or pattern to the room.Vessel sinks from MR Direct are available in glass, bamboo, stone, porcelain and even stainless steel. All of these sink models come in a variety of colors, sizes, shapes and patterns to ensure the best fit for your style.

With these tailored tips in mind, it is time to tackle that uninteresting half bathroom!

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Paul Best
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