How to Choose a Bathroom Basin for a Small Space
Small bathroom basins and compact vanity units are specifically designed for en-suites, bathrooms and downstairs toilets with limited space. They are available in an array of designs to suit both modern and traditional interiors.
When shopping for a new basin you’ll find that most styles are available in compact sizes to suit small cloakrooms and bathrooms. Bathroom basins are available with a full pedestal, semi pedestal or are wall mounted with a bottle trap. There’s also vanity units with basins for those who want to have somewhere to store toiletries.
If you want to create the illusion of a larger bathroom, wall mounted basins provide the best solution. A wall mounted basin will also make the floor easier to clean too. A wall mounted basin should be fitted with a chrome bottle trap to ensure a neat and tidy finish to the pipework.
Basins don’t need to take up lots of space, if you’re working with a small bathroom or cloakroom suite, they can fit neatly into the corner, saving you valuable floor and wall space.
Maximising space with a small bathroom basin
If you want your basin to fit snugly into a small bathroom, a corner cloakroom basin offers the perfect solution. A corner cloakroom basin features flat edges that sit at a right angle with a third edge curving outwards, which creates a stylish and highly practical way to maximise space. Rectangular basins provide another way to save space, they are ideal for fitting into the corner, and some even feature a handy towel rail.
Bathroom basins and cabinets are also a good option if you want to incorporate storage into your small bathroom or cloakroom. Compact vanity units with basins can either sit on the floor or be wall mounted to create more space. The basin can be fully inset or semi-inset. A bathroom basin and cabinet allows you to store toiletries and other essentials away out of sight without taking up too much room.
Choosing taps for a small bathroom basin
For small bathrooms and cloakrooms, it’s important to consider your choice of basin taps carefully, as you’ll need to ensure they look in proportion with your compact basin. Large, extravagant taps may not be the best option for a small space, so it’s best to opt for cloakroom basin taps, which are designed for small basins.
Cloakroom basin taps are available in a wide variety of designs to enhance the style of your small bathroom. When choosing cloakroom basin taps it’s a good idea to opt for a design with a downward facing spout; this will help limit the possibility of water splashing out over the side of the basin.
So, to ensure you get the most out of a smaller bathroom or cloakroom, pick a corner basin or a cloakroom basin to save space. If you want to incorporate storage, opt for a combined bathroom basin and cabinet.
Whatever your tastes, you can be sure you won’t have any trouble finding a bathroom basin that fits neatly into your small bathroom or cloakroom without overwhelming the space.
Liz Tabron is an interiors blogger currently writing for BigBathroomShop.co.uk. She has a passion for home décor and interior design.