Tiled walls, eclectic wallpapers, bold color choices and even stylish P-traps have been showing up on Houzz.
Put tile behind the toilet. Tile surfaces are easier than drywall to keep clean, which is one reason to consider them for walls in the toilet area. Here, large-scale porcelain tiles in graphite create perspective in the narrow room.
Skip the vanity. This powder room is compact but luxe thanks to the marble countertop, textured Phillip Jeffries wallcovering and a mix of silver and brass finishes. Because the homeowners used a built-in counter and skipped the vanity underneath, the sink area has an open feel that makes the room feel more expansive. Just make sure you have a good spot for stashing the extra toilet paper before you sacrifice storage.
Note: When you skip the vanity, the P-trap will be exposed, so you need to carefully consider what it looks like — imagine how badly an exposed PVC pipe would have mucked up this vignette. Instead, the elegant brass P-trap plays off the faucet and is a design asset.
Choose a stunner of a sink. The right vessel can be a feature your guests will remember long after they finish washing their hands. In this Bozeman, Montana, farmhouse, a sink made from a wooden dough bowl is the star, accented by a beautiful arabesque-patterned concrete tile. The simple base is a custom piece, built out of steel pipe with threaded fittings and a black granite top. The wooden vessel was waterproofed with a resin finish.
Show off your personality. This young family covered its powder room in Anatomy Boutiques’ black-and-gold Sugar Skull wallpaper, a bold move that’s contrasted by pretty traditional herringbone marble mosaic floor tile and a classic toilet and vanity.