With a little creative tweaking of sink styles, types of installation, fixtures and cabinetry choices, you can turn a cramped bathroom into a more pleasurable retreat. Here are five small bathroom sink ideas to consider for your home.
1. Wall-Mounted Sink.
Wall-mounted sink’s washbowl and plumbing pipes are attached to the wall, freeing up the floor space underneath. It’s a great choice for a retro or vintage style bath where the exposed pipes are an integral part of your overall design scheme.
2. Pedestal Sink.
Thanks to its good looks and cleverly concealed plumbing, the pedestal sink has been a classic bathroom space saver for over a century. Like a wall-mounted sink, the basin is attached to the wall, but also rests on the floor-mounted pedestal.
3. Scaled-Down Vanity.
If your bathroom is 50 square feet or less, you might assume you don’t have an inch to spare for cabinetry. The good news is that there are loads of petite and narrow-width vanities that offer both style and surprisingly ample storage. You’ll also find a range of downsized corner vanities that take up even less space. While measurements for standard vanity cabinets range from 18 to 21 inches front to back, there are petite models as narrow as 13 inches available in bath showrooms.
4. Elongated Sink.
Here’s a super solution for a long, narrow bath used by two or more people: A skinny trough sink with double faucets. Depending upon the materials, it’s a look that can be charmingly vintage or coolly modern, like the slender vessel sink pictured at left. At 48 inches wide and 15 inches deep, this model is designed to fit like a glove in a sleek and scaled-down vanity.
5. Toilet-Lid Sink.
Last but not least, here’s a really small sink option that delivers multiple benefits: a sink retrofitted on top of your toilet. The SinkPositive not only saves floor space but is a win-win for the environment and your wallet. The unit works by re-routing clean water from the toilet’s supply line through the hands-free faucet. After you wash your hands, the soapy water then drains directly into the toilet bowl.