Another consideration when designing the first floor of our home was where to put the powder room. We didn't want our guests to feel too close to the main living area when using the bathroom. With that being said, we put the powder room adjacent to the mud room. It feels private and since it sits on the south side of the house, we were able to put a window in the powder room to allow for some natural lighting. Since the powder room shares a wall with the garage, we had our architect add a large linen closet. Currently I'm storing my Swiffer and a few seasonal decorations as well as extra hand towels.
|Stepping into the mud room from the garage. Kentwood Originals Maple Del Rio flooring, Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter on the walls|
|Mud room bench, $36 at a flea market. Rug by Dash & Albert, online flash sale. Coat hooks, IKEA.|
|Mud room bench - one of my favorite pieces in the house!|
|The door to the garage. Knobs and back plate custom assembled by Schlage, polished chrome finish.|
|Pocket door, separating the mud room and main living area|
|Mud room cabinetry. Kohler faucet and cast iron sink with Formica Sand Crystal counters. Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter on the walls|
|Formica Sand Crystal countertops.|
|Powder room. Pental Alpine quartz remnant used on the countertop with matte subway tile backsplash. Faucet by Kohler, Bancroft series.|
|Powder room sink. Kohler Bancroft lavatory faucet, Kohler undermount sink, Pental Alpine quartz counters with subway tile backsplash.|
|Linen closet in the powder room - custom knobs and back plate by Schlage, polished chrome finish.|
I wanted to take a minute to talk about floor registers. Our contractor supplied us with two choices: tan or white. Obviously neither of those color selections work with the hardwood flooring that we installed. I scoured all of our local big box stores and came up empty. Since I was working with a difficult size (2x10"), I took to searching online. I was really excited to find these registers by A Touch of Brass.
Remember: when ordering your floor registers, the size that you purchase is that of the actual opening of the duct. The actual register that you see on the floor is larger than 2x10".
|Oil Rubbed Bronze floor register, by A Touch of Brass|