Never underestimate the power of a powder room to make your home more livable and increase its resale value. Adding a powder room could be a good investment.

Finding the right spot

Adding a full bathroom can be problematic. However, powder rooms can be tucked into small spaces like part of a walk-in closet and areas you might not use otherwise, such as under a staircase or in a nook in the garage. A space as small as 20 square feet (5 feet by 4 feet) can make a comfortably sized powder room, but you can even squeeze a half bath into a space as small as 11 square feet.

You simply need enough room to fit a toilet and sink, and accommodate required setbacks. When choosing a location for your powder room, be sure you understand building code requirements for your area.

Smarter plumbing Opting for up-flush plumbing opens up a greater range of possible locations for a new powder room, because above-floor macerating plumbing systems, like those from SFA Saniflo, U.S.A. allow you to easily add a toilet and sink where no drainage existed before. Above-floor plumbing eliminates the need to open walls or cut through concrete flooring. Visit


Size and space wise planning


As you plan the space, think of where the toilet and sink will go. Choose a toilet, sink and vanity that fit the space without overwhelming it.

Powder rooms frequently lack windows, so be sure to provide ample lighting. If you really crave a window in a powder room, one option is to install a small one above the door.

A powder room can be a powerful way to enhance the livability and value of your home.

This article is courtesy of Brandpoint.