We have an easy to accomplish and really useful Style Solutions for you today! A reader sent in these pictures of her new, perfectly fine powder room in a spec home and asked how to give it more personality for under $5,000. Mission accepted! We see this a lot with builder designed homes– basic fixtures and finishes that are so-so (mostly inspired by HGTV it seems) and it feels wasteful to replace stuff that is brand new. But my argument is, if you don’t LOVE it, change it. You can sell the items you remove online to make a little money back or donate to a charity that fixes up homes for those less fortunate (kind and not wasteful at all).
So this room is fine- but the vanity is looking piece-meal with its two-tone finish, the dark bronze fixtures are dated, and overall there is zero character here.
The space has lots of potential. Ideally I’d replace the floors, but my concept involves keeping them, as that is a lot of labor.
This wall needs some art!
So here is my concept for this space- you could replace the countertop and keep the sink itself, or you could leave it too. Either would work with what was picked out.
OK, now someone please do this powder room because I love it :) Also, if you have a design conundrum that you think would be a good fit for Style Solutions email email@example.com! Specifically looking for fireplace challenges (off center in a room, in a corner, bad finish, etc.) I think a lot of people run into these issues in both old and new homes!