How to Turn a 90s Small Bathroom Into a Chic Powder Room

Liz Besanson
by Liz Besanson

Join us on a journey of transforming a tired 90s powder room into a bright and beautiful space!

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  • Yellow walls (though the lighting makes them appear a bit lighter)
  • Dated vanity mirror
  • Sink
  • Beige toned floor (needs refinishing)
  • Traditional toilet (possibly being replaced with a tankless one)
  • 90-style chandlier

The Plan:

  • Fresh coat of white paint
  • New console vanity with exposed bottom
  • Marble countertop
  • New faucet with a modern look
  • Brass and marble hardware
  • Toilet paper holder upgrade

Challenges and Solutions:

The biggest hurdle? Matching the existing floor when installing the new vanity. The exposed bottom also means any imperfections will be noticeable.

The Process:

  • Demolition! Removing the old vanity and mirror.
  • Matching the floor stain: This will require careful work to ensure a seamless transition.
  • Vanity installation: The console vanity with its beautiful marble countertop is put into place.
  • Touch-ups: Filling and staining the small patch on the floor for a uniform look.

  • Painting: Two coats of a bright white paint completely transform the space, making it feel larger and more inviting.
  • Faucet installation: A modern faucet with clean lines is mounted.
  • Hardware updates: New brass and marble hardware, including the toilet paper holder, add a touch of elegance.

  • New light fixture

The Reveal:

Behold, the stunning after! The once-dated powder room is now a bright and airy haven. The white paint, modern faucet, and beautiful countertop create a fresh and luxurious feel.

The Takeaway:

This project proves that a little effort can go a long way. With a fresh coat of paint, some smart updates, and careful attention to detail, you can transform even the most dated space into a room you love.

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  • Cheryl Cheryl on Jun 22, 2024
    It is lovely! I do not understand these catty and nasty comments. You weren’t trying to make a typical half baths for the kids to come in and clean up it nor a storage place for her cleaning supplies or the occasional visitor who needs feminine products. I believe you were going for elegant powder room. And I believe that’s exactly what you got. As I said, it is lovely, and I hope you enjoy it.
  • Millie Millie on Jun 23, 2024
    I prefer the older version.