The name powder room, was coined in the 18th century, when servants needed a place where they could apply fresh talcum powder to the white wigs of wealthy gentlemen. Back then, powder rooms did not have a sink, but when the wigs went out of style and the needs changed, a sink was added and the powder room became the half-bathroom we now know as an essential place in the home to freshen up.
Otherwise known as a guest bathroom, the powder room is usually conveniently located on the main level, allowing visitors to use it without going into the more private areas of the home.
The smallest room in a home, is one that can make the greatest impact.
Because of its location and smaller size, you will find the need for just a sink, a toilet and maybe a decorative mirror, leaving the shower and tub for a full bathroom. Now…just because it may be the smallest room in the house doesn’t mean it has to be drab and boring.