The Smallest Bathroom is Getting a Big Makeover: 4 Stunning Aussie Powder Rooms

The Smallest Bathroom is Getting a Big Makeover: 4 Stunning Aussie Powder Rooms

In a busy household, particularly one that entertains often, a powder room is the perfect way to provide home comforts, while removing the need for guests to traipse through the house in search for a toilet. But what exactly is a powder room?

Essentially, a powder room is a smaller bathroom that includes at least a toilet and basin. Powder rooms are usually located near the dining or living areas – primarily for quick visits.

As a room that’s constantly frequented, the powder room can have a large impact on guests, and as these real Aussie projects will attest to, they can pack a lot of personality despite their size.

Big drama, small footprint

Just because they’re small, doesn’t mean they can’t be expressive. Take this statement powder room in Nundah, QLD. A strong black, white and gold colour palette captures attention, but the clever design makes it highly functional. They’ve even tucked a shower into the room to maximise the room’s usability.

  • The floating basin is a clever choice that removes visual clutter.

The wall hung basin and concealed cistern open up the space, while gold fixtures add a cohesive feel to the room in the flush buttons, mirror and accessories.

Product picks
Omvivo Neo Solid Surface Basin
Hideaway+ Thin Flush Button in Champagne

The perfect balancing act

A great powder room lies in the balance of two things: form and function. It’s the space where you can flex creative muscles for both of these elements, as seen in this space in Nicholls, ACT.

  • The circular flush buttons cleverly juxtapose the rectangular subway tiles.

The vertical subway tiles make the room appear larger, while the toilet’s cistern is concealed for added visual space. The rimless toilet makes this high-traffic space easy to maintain with less space for germs to hide – an extra tick for practicality.

The room’s industrial elements come from the custom bronze finish of the Scala taps and accessories for a cohesive, yet perfectly functional space.

Product picks
AXA Wild Rimless Back to Wall Toilet
Sussex Scala Wall Basin Set (custom bronze finish)
Geberit Sigma01 Dual Flush Button Plate

The strength in elegance

This powder room in SA’s Beaumont plays to its strengths by keeping contents to a minimum. The elegant vanity emphasises the room’s hotel-inspired feel, while the above counter basin and visible bottle trap stick to classic and inviting finishes.

The muted colour palette allows the beautiful vanity to take pride of place.

Lighting can sometimes be troublesome in powder rooms— here, the backlit vanity mirror always ensures perfect lighting, capturing the finer details of the mosaic tiles. The room is tied together with classic chrome taps and fixtures.

Product picks
ISSY Z1 Ballerina Vanity Unit
Omvivo Venice Solid Surface Basin

A quirky, charming character

This charming powder room in Bogangar, NSW packs a lot into its tight footprint – both visually and functionally. The classic black and white colour palette is the room’s defining feature, with mosaic tiles paired with classic subway tiles to great effect.

  • This property makes wonderful use of its footprint to deliver a playful take on the powder room.

While small, the rustic charm of the wall basin brings an element of European design into the space to perfectly round it out. The gold taps, shower and accessories complete the heritage feel with classic design choices.

Product picks
Alape Klassiker Wall Basin
Kado Classic Bath Set in Brass Gold
Kado Classic Gooseneck Shower Arm in Brass Gold