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Interestingly, the term “powder room,” was used in the 18th century to describe a small private room where wealthy people would apply powder to their wigs or hair — a type of makeup room. However, the term, in the sense of a restroom for women, typically in a public area, didn’t pick up popularity in the US until the late 1920s.
A powder room, sometimes referred to as a half bathroom or guest bathroom, typically has only two of the four main components that a full bathroom would — the toilet and the sink. A powder room is usually located near the entrance on the main floor of a home so it is accessible to guests and family who don’t require the use of a full bathroom.
Powder rooms are incredibly useful if you have the extra space. However, their small spaces can lead to fewer design choices: