They asked if I would design an addition for the house to include a powder room. My immediate reaction was that it would be a very expensive addition on a cost per square foot basis and that there had to be a way to create the space they needed without adding on.
I found this space in the large, oddly shaped dining room. The room had stairs to a lower level family room protruding into it which wasn't giving the room the formal dining room feel they were looking for.
Dining Room Before:
Dining Room After:
The new powder room is located in a hallway that we created between the dining room and kitchen and across from the stairs to the family room. And because it's in this hallway, it feels very separate from the dining room. While it's small, we were able to incorporate some beautiful details.
The dining room now is a more formal space that is perfectly symmetrical, with the original built-ins mirrored on the other side and the window moved to the center of the space.
The best part is that guests that see that powder room now tell my clients that it feels as if it's always been there...the ultimate compliment.
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