powder room


Definition of powder room

1 : a restroom for women
2 : a lavatory in the main living area of a house

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Work includes new drywall, paint, flooring and adding cabinets and lighting and finishing a powder room. Houston Chronicle, "HomeAid, Sandcastle Homes renovate home for Agape Development," 7 Sep. 2019 Additional features include a main-level powder room with a limestone counter and crown molding, three-car garage with a side driveway entry, dual HVAC, mudroom, pull-down staircase to attic storage, laundry room with backyard access. Monica Lander, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: Intricately remodeled home in Alamo’s Bryan Meadow area showcases a private playland," 9 Sep. 2019 Inside, the 10,400 square feet of living space includes a two-story entry, a den with a wet bar, a paneled game room and a movie theater, six bedrooms, eight bathrooms and two powder rooms. Los Angeles Times, "Hot Property: WWE’s ‘The Miz’ pins down a massive mansion in Westlake Village," 31 Aug. 2019 Take the powder room, covered in the Beverly Hill Hotel's iconic banana leaf wallpaper, for instance, or the modern, but still glamorous Madonna painting Jerrod commissioned from artist Craig Allen in the dining room. Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson, ELLE Decor, "House Tour: Too Faced Founders Jerrod Blandino and Jeremy Johnson​'s Glam Beverly Hills Home," 24 Aug. 2017 The home has three bedrooms, three baths and several powder rooms. J.s. Marcus, WSJ, "In Vienna, a Villa Built for a Brewing Bigwig," 10 July 2019 In the powder room, a soapstone sink from Portland Architectural Salvage sits atop a rustic Douglas fir washstand designed by Karu. Marni Elyse Katz, BostonGlobe.com, "On the coast of Maine, designing a casual, livable place to retire," 20 June 2019 Artefacto Artefacto, a Brazilian home furnishings brand, worked with architect and designer Debora Aguiar on this unique residence, including four bedrooms, five bathrooms, and a powder room. Monique Valeris, ELLE Decor, "Tour Stunning Residences Inside Zaha Hadid's One Thousand Museum," 13 June 2019 To the left was the sitting area, as well as the kitchenette, the Swiss marble bedecked bathroom and a tiny powder room with pink striped wallpaper, a light pink toilet and matching pink sink. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "I Spent the Night Inside Copenhagen’s Chicest Design Store," 17 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of powder room

1927, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of powder room

US : a small bathroom especially for guests that has a toilet and sink but not a bathtub or shower
: a public bathroom for women in a restaurant, hotel, etc.

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