Your power room should be very welcoming to your guests
By: Roger King
The guest bath, the half bath, it has a lot of names, and it may be the most efficient room in the house, providing just what you need often in tight quarters. A power room normally includes nothing more than a lavatory and a toilet.
You can find small-scale fixtures specifically designed for the powder room, from the tiniest lavz to unusually narrow toilets. In general, however, maintain a clearance that meets code on each side of the toilet, and include comfortable reaching room for the toilet paper dispenser.
Most powder room measures at least 36 inches wide by 54 to 60 inches long, depending on the layout of the space. Keep a small powder room as light and open as possible. Plan to install good lighting because the power room is often used for touching up make-up.
A carefully though-out floor plan makes a difference in this usually small space. Make sure the door swings out against a wall, not inwards, or use a pocket door for easy access.