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Designing Secondary Bathrooms: Half Baths, Kid & Guest Bathrooms
Designing Secondary Bathrooms: Half Baths, Kid & Guest Bathrooms

Many homeowners have the impression they can’t do much with design in their secondary bathrooms. However, smart design choices can transform your half-baths, kid and guest bathrooms into gorgeous spaces. Experts from our Home Artisans of Indiana group give their advice for designing secondary bathrooms:

“You can make your guest bathrooms stand out by choosing unique fixtures and surfaces, playing with textures, and prioritizing usability. A glass shower door can make the room feel bigger, and a movable showerhead you can take down and use as a sprayer makes the shower area more versatile.” –David Decker, The Affordable Companies

“Select your plumbing based on who will use the bathroom the most. If it is a kids’ bath, standard height round toilets and standard height vanities will work great. If it is a bathroom for grandparents or adults, “comfort height” elongated toilets and raised height vanities are a better choice. Looking at faucets, single-lever handles are easier for kids and the elderly to use over dual handles. If you are adding bathrooms, consider whether you will require a larger water heater! There are many ways today to install additional hot water. We suggest you talk to a plumbing professional to help you choose the best option for your situation.” – Cathy Stegemoller, Steg Plumbing

“Even in small bathrooms, bright lighting is essential for comfort and safety. Mirror lights will illuminate an entire half-bath, though a bathroom with a shower and tub will likely need additional fixtures. For small mirrors, decorative wall sconces on each side will illuminate your face evenly. You can also mount lights across the top of the mirror. Pick warm tones when using fluorescents. Tub and shower enclosures can be adequately lit by placing an enclosed damp location recessed downlight in the ceiling.” – Tracy Leeper King, Indiana Lighting Center

“Nothing says hospitality louder than a gorgeous guest bathroom. Here, you can get fun and funky with your style, choosing unique fixtures from suave and modern to ornate and classic.” –Diana Dinges, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery

For more information on these and other home interior design ideas, visit Our Members page on to contact our home improvement experts.

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