Kristen Fencl
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August 30, 2012
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Tahoe home improvement: Power to the powder room

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Called all kinds of names — hall bathroom, powder room, guest bath, half bath, little girl’s or boy’s room, it’s probably the smallest room in your home. And, all too often, it’s the most blandly decorated room in our home. And worse still, it’s probably the room most often frequented by your guests!

So, why not let your imagination and creativity flow into overtime! Make a bold statement in the room! Work on creating a focal point. It’s not uncommon for these small room to have no window, and let’s face it, there’s not much beautiful about a toilet and vanity.

Here are a few ideas you might way to incorporate, when considering giving this room a complete makeover!

1. Start with the vanity. Replacing a plain laminate top with a beautiful granite surface might be just ticket! How about considering some of the handsome furniture pieces that are not only graciously designed but fully functional as well. They are totally designed to give a small powder room a fabulous focal point.

2. Dramatic wallpaper could certainly reduce the boxy feeling these small rooms are typically known for. Think about selecting something exciting and spectacular!! Today’s faux finish wall coverings come complete with embedded jewels and crystals! Just think of the drama you can create.

3. Your flooring! Think about replacing that old vinyl with a new tile floor.

Look in your powder room. Could it use a little makeover — or a large redo? If so, give us a call, and let us help you create a room that your guests will be unable to stop raving about!

— Kristen Fencl, CID, is an interior decorator and owner of Decorating Den Interiors. Learn more at, or call 775-832-8012.

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