Half baths add convenience and value
A half bath is a smart feature for many homeowners. Often placed in high-traffic areas of homes near living rooms, dining and family rooms, these "wash closets" give large families a respite from the cry "Are you done yet?" They also serve homeowners who entertain, by providing a place for guests to quickly freshen up.
Most consist of just a toilet and a sink. Mirrors often open up the space, and depending on shelving and cabinetry, other accents such as custom tiles can creep in. Since they take up less space, petite powder rooms can be added under stairs, or even converted out of a large storage closet. When space-saving creativity is called for, try finding it in a garage. Wash room additions can increase home values. From simple fixtures to elaborate designs, powder rooms can make practical additions to most homes.