We were asked by this repeat customer to help them freshen up their powder room along with many other parts of their new single family home in the city of Chicago.


The builder-basic powder room didn’t provide much inspiration, but we knew that we wanted to add a few bold pieces that would make a strong design statement yet still fit in with the crisp lines of the customer’s transitional home.

What We Did

For this powder room design project, we selected a new vanity, sink, fixtures, vanity mirror, lighting, paint, wall covering and bath accessories. To keep costs down and not waste materials, we left the existing floor tile and toilet.


  • All well designed powder rooms start with a bold vanity. This vanity has intricate carvings in the doors and is topped with a glass vessel sink and single-handle chrome faucet.
  • A round mirror with a rustic wood frame replaced the basic mirror previously in the space.
  • We replaced the vanity fixture with something that had a clean line to it and would provide the proper amount of light (~120W) for the space. Many builders and home owners make the mistake of adding the most wattage possible; this isn’t usually necessary in powder rooms.
  • Swapping out the ceiling fixture is critical. Many times, this is the cheapest (and ugliest) light in the space. Picking something elegant doesn’t helps make the space look pulled together and doesn’t have to break the bank either.
  • Selecting appropriate towel bars, toilet paper holders and other accessories add the finishing touches to a powder room. We selected polished chrome pieces for this space with a clean line.

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Want to take a look at some other bathroom designs that we have come up with for other customers in the Chicago area? Click one of the links below to see more photos and examples of our work.

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