MMDH: Before & After Powder Room

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When we moved in to our home, the powder room was one of those spaces that felt like it was just leftover square footage that someone had squeezed a toilet and sink into to call it a "half bath".  It was a touch too tight, and the toilet was facing the shell shaped sink.  The room was overcome with floral everything, and entered directly into the kitchen.  It was awkward in a lot of ways.  


As quick fixes, we tore out all of the floral, and the shell shaped sink that had daggers of sorts sticking out at hip height.  We replaced the medicine cabinet and sconces with a massive mirror that I found at HomeGoods and spray painted to make some sort of welcomed impact.  We kept the original gray laminate floors, and upgraded the walls with super simple white subway tile, just to get us by until our end-all-be-all renovation. 


In our renovation plan, we were opening up the kitchen to the family room and had a bit of room to breathe on the powder room end of the space.  We removed the pantry that was adjacent to the powder room, and created a mudroom that would help separate the powder room from the kitchen.  We expanded the powder room and mud room into the kitchen space about a foot, to create a more gracious powder room and garage entry.  Mid-construction, we realized there would not be a cost difference to rotate the toilet 45 degrees, so the toilet and sink could share the same new plumbing wall.  


We also decided during construction that we were going to re-create the same wall finishes that were in our temporary solution, because they were classic and still felt good after a few years.  So the walls remained Benjamin Moore, Baby Seal Black, the subway tile was replaced to create a durable half-height feature, and the green spray painted HomeGood mirror was hung up on the new wall without a medicine cabinet cavity and electrical sconce boxes behind it!  


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