How to choose the best bathroom sink for small spaces

While it would be nice to have a Kardashian-esque bathroom that sprawls luxuriously, most of us have a small, compact bathroom. These functional spaces can still be beautiful and fit in everything you need though.

Words by ArchiPro
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While it would be nice to have a Kardashian-esque bathroom that sprawls luxuriously, most of us have a small, compact bathroom. These functional spaces can still be beautiful and fit in everything you need though.

The good thing about small bathrooms is that they’re faster to clean. The bad news is that it is more challenging to include all the bathroom fittings you want. Luckily, there are a range of small sinks that are adaptable to small spaces.

The first thing to do is look at the floor plan of your bathroom space. Is it long and narrow, needing a slim sink along the long wall? Is there a small corner or a space next to the toilet where a sink could fit?

Elongated sinks

If your bathroom is long and narrow, then a skinny elongated sink is the perfect solution. A trough sink could even fit space for two taps with a vanity mirror overhead. This is the best solution for a couple with differing opinions about the perfect location of the toothpaste.

These can have a vanity underneath, with drawers and shelves, or they can be wall mounted with just a benchtop and sink.

Vessel sinks

Vessel sinks are generally round and large, but there is an increasing range of options for a smaller bathroom. Glass, metal, marble and enamel options abound, and these can be small circular sinks or gently curving ovals. They sit atop the bench you choose and give a lot of freedom in terms of tapware too. You can use wall-mounted taps to decrease the space needed.

You can perch these sinks on top of a cabinet in order to make up some storage space under the sink. Or you can find vessel sinks that work with an open set of shelves underneath it, which helps to give an impression of space as well as providing storage. Either way, these look great in any space.

Another benefit of vessel sinks is that they can be made from toughened glass. These allow light and space to react differently and can help in creating a spacious, appealing bathroom.

Corner sinks

If your bathroom really has no wall space, then a corner sink could be the solution. These are usually simple in design but are highly functional and perfect for awkwardly shaped bathrooms. They can be pedestal, wall mounted, or some come with a small cupboard underneath that fits the bare essentials.

Whichever option you choose, make sure that you make the most out of your space and maintain a single aesthetic theme for the bathroom. A small space can only hold one theme or it looks unfinished or overwhelmed. There are many sink options for small bathrooms, and you’ve just got to find one that suits your style. 

Top banner image credit:  ME By Starck by Duravit - Basin, Bathroom from Metrix Bathroom

Arc Vessel Basin by Concrete Nation from Plumbline
Arc Vessel Basin by Concrete Nation from Plumbline
815 Basin from Matisse
815 Basin from Matisse
Wall mounted sinks

A wall-mounted sink is one of the most common choices for a small space. This sink is attached to the wall, with plumbing running into the wall as well. Mounting the sink on the wall leaves the floor space underneath empty. This offers the illusion of more space and makes the bathroom look bigger. 

These sinks can be modern and sleek, or traditional with a classic feel, there is a huge range to suit every style. One of the more practical benefits of this sink is that you can mount it at any height you require and you can choose whatever width you prefer. 

Wall mounted sinks can be just a sink itself, they can have a bench or counter attached, and they can also have shelving and drawers below then, depending on the set you choose. If you do decide to choose one with drawers or cupboards, make sure there is enough room to open them fully.

Pedestal sink

The pedestal sink has a charm to it that cannot be denied. They look great, fit into small or awkward spaces, and have concealed plumbing. This has made the pedestal sink a very popular choice for over a century. They also come in a range of styles, from gracious sweeping curves to clean straight contemporary lines.

In terms of storage, the pedestal sink has an obvious shortcoming. It does not offer storage space either above or below the basin. However, due to the nature of its design, it helps give a small bathroom an airy feel and is an elegant solution to a small problem.

 

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How to choose the best bathroom sink for small spaces

While it would be nice to have a Kardashian-esque bathroom that sprawls luxuriously, most of us have a small, compact bathroom. These functional spaces can still be beautiful and fit in everything you need though.

Words by ArchiPro
0FC8CFBD-C43F-4180-85D1-CF38FD5869A7Created with sketchtool.
E160A899-8C92-47FF-BB31-6DB22BCEB5D9Created with sketchtool.

While it would be nice to have a Kardashian-esque bathroom that sprawls luxuriously, most of us have a small, compact bathroom. These functional spaces can still be beautiful and fit in everything you need though.

The good thing about small bathrooms is that they’re faster to clean. The bad news is that it is more challenging to include all the bathroom fittings you want. Luckily, there are a range of small sinks that are adaptable to small spaces.

The first thing to do is look at the floor plan of your bathroom space. Is it long and narrow, needing a slim sink along the long wall? Is there a small corner or a space next to the toilet where a sink could fit?

Elongated sinks

If your bathroom is long and narrow, then a skinny elongated sink is the perfect solution. A trough sink could even fit space for two taps with a vanity mirror overhead. This is the best solution for a couple with differing opinions about the perfect location of the toothpaste.

These can have a vanity underneath, with drawers and shelves, or they can be wall mounted with just a benchtop and sink.

Vessel sinks

Vessel sinks are generally round and large, but there is an increasing range of options for a smaller bathroom. Glass, metal, marble and enamel options abound, and these can be small circular sinks or gently curving ovals. They sit atop the bench you choose and give a lot of freedom in terms of tapware too. You can use wall-mounted taps to decrease the space needed.

You can perch these sinks on top of a cabinet in order to make up some storage space under the sink. Or you can find vessel sinks that work with an open set of shelves underneath it, which helps to give an impression of space as well as providing storage. Either way, these look great in any space.

Another benefit of vessel sinks is that they can be made from toughened glass. These allow light and space to react differently and can help in creating a spacious, appealing bathroom.

Corner sinks

If your bathroom really has no wall space, then a corner sink could be the solution. These are usually simple in design but are highly functional and perfect for awkwardly shaped bathrooms. They can be pedestal, wall mounted, or some come with a small cupboard underneath that fits the bare essentials.

Whichever option you choose, make sure that you make the most out of your space and maintain a single aesthetic theme for the bathroom. A small space can only hold one theme or it looks unfinished or overwhelmed. There are many sink options for small bathrooms, and you’ve just got to find one that suits your style. 

Top banner image credit:  ME By Starck by Duravit - Basin, Bathroom from Metrix Bathroom

Arc Vessel Basin by Concrete Nation from Plumbline
Arc Vessel Basin by Concrete Nation from Plumbline
815 Basin from Matisse
815 Basin from Matisse
Wall mounted sinks

A wall-mounted sink is one of the most common choices for a small space. This sink is attached to the wall, with plumbing running into the wall as well. Mounting the sink on the wall leaves the floor space underneath empty. This offers the illusion of more space and makes the bathroom look bigger. 

These sinks can be modern and sleek, or traditional with a classic feel, there is a huge range to suit every style. One of the more practical benefits of this sink is that you can mount it at any height you require and you can choose whatever width you prefer. 

Wall mounted sinks can be just a sink itself, they can have a bench or counter attached, and they can also have shelving and drawers below then, depending on the set you choose. If you do decide to choose one with drawers or cupboards, make sure there is enough room to open them fully.

Pedestal sink

The pedestal sink has a charm to it that cannot be denied. They look great, fit into small or awkward spaces, and have concealed plumbing. This has made the pedestal sink a very popular choice for over a century. They also come in a range of styles, from gracious sweeping curves to clean straight contemporary lines.

In terms of storage, the pedestal sink has an obvious shortcoming. It does not offer storage space either above or below the basin. However, due to the nature of its design, it helps give a small bathroom an airy feel and is an elegant solution to a small problem.

 

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How to choose the best bathroom sink for small spaces

While it would be nice to have a Kardashian-esque bathroom that sprawls luxuriously, most of us have a small, compact bathroom. These functional spaces can still be beautiful and fit in everything you need though.

Words by ArchiPro
0FC8CFBD-C43F-4180-85D1-CF38FD5869A7Created with sketchtool.
E160A899-8C92-47FF-BB31-6DB22BCEB5D9Created with sketchtool.

While it would be nice to have a Kardashian-esque bathroom that sprawls luxuriously, most of us have a small, compact bathroom. These functional spaces can still be beautiful and fit in everything you need though.

The good thing about small bathrooms is that they’re faster to clean. The bad news is that it is more challenging to include all the bathroom fittings you want. Luckily, there are a range of small sinks that are adaptable to small spaces.

The first thing to do is look at the floor plan of your bathroom space. Is it long and narrow, needing a slim sink along the long wall? Is there a small corner or a space next to the toilet where a sink could fit?

Elongated sinks

If your bathroom is long and narrow, then a skinny elongated sink is the perfect solution. A trough sink could even fit space for two taps with a vanity mirror overhead. This is the best solution for a couple with differing opinions about the perfect location of the toothpaste.

These can have a vanity underneath, with drawers and shelves, or they can be wall mounted with just a benchtop and sink.

Vessel sinks

Vessel sinks are generally round and large, but there is an increasing range of options for a smaller bathroom. Glass, metal, marble and enamel options abound, and these can be small circular sinks or gently curving ovals. They sit atop the bench you choose and give a lot of freedom in terms of tapware too. You can use wall-mounted taps to decrease the space needed.

You can perch these sinks on top of a cabinet in order to make up some storage space under the sink. Or you can find vessel sinks that work with an open set of shelves underneath it, which helps to give an impression of space as well as providing storage. Either way, these look great in any space.

Another benefit of vessel sinks is that they can be made from toughened glass. These allow light and space to react differently and can help in creating a spacious, appealing bathroom.

Corner sinks

If your bathroom really has no wall space, then a corner sink could be the solution. These are usually simple in design but are highly functional and perfect for awkwardly shaped bathrooms. They can be pedestal, wall mounted, or some come with a small cupboard underneath that fits the bare essentials.

Whichever option you choose, make sure that you make the most out of your space and maintain a single aesthetic theme for the bathroom. A small space can only hold one theme or it looks unfinished or overwhelmed. There are many sink options for small bathrooms, and you’ve just got to find one that suits your style. 

Top banner image credit:  ME By Starck by Duravit - Basin, Bathroom from Metrix Bathroom

Arc Vessel Basin by Concrete Nation from Plumbline
Arc Vessel Basin by Concrete Nation from Plumbline
815 Basin from Matisse
815 Basin from Matisse
Wall mounted sinks

A wall-mounted sink is one of the most common choices for a small space. This sink is attached to the wall, with plumbing running into the wall as well. Mounting the sink on the wall leaves the floor space underneath empty. This offers the illusion of more space and makes the bathroom look bigger. 

These sinks can be modern and sleek, or traditional with a classic feel, there is a huge range to suit every style. One of the more practical benefits of this sink is that you can mount it at any height you require and you can choose whatever width you prefer. 

Wall mounted sinks can be just a sink itself, they can have a bench or counter attached, and they can also have shelving and drawers below then, depending on the set you choose. If you do decide to choose one with drawers or cupboards, make sure there is enough room to open them fully.

Pedestal sink

The pedestal sink has a charm to it that cannot be denied. They look great, fit into small or awkward spaces, and have concealed plumbing. This has made the pedestal sink a very popular choice for over a century. They also come in a range of styles, from gracious sweeping curves to clean straight contemporary lines.

In terms of storage, the pedestal sink has an obvious shortcoming. It does not offer storage space either above or below the basin. However, due to the nature of its design, it helps give a small bathroom an airy feel and is an elegant solution to a small problem.

 

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