Why a cloakroom basin is essential for a small bathroom makeover.
If you’re planning a small bathroom or en suite makeover, cloakroom basins and vanity units offer the perfect solution. Plus, with so many shapes, sizes and styles to choose from nowadays, having limited space no longer means you’ll have to limit your options.
Revamping the smallest room in your home.
Once upon a time, choosing a bathroom suite had more to do with choosing your favourite colour (avocado, salmon pink, brown) and whether you wanted a shell-shaped sink. Thankfully, those ghastly colour choices have been ditched in favour of far more important design considerations, such as style, shape and size. Whether you want something modern and contemporary or whether you’re looking for something traditional for a period home, there are plenty of options to choose from.
More importantly, if you’re looking to revamp the smallest room in your house, having limited space in your downstairs cloakroom no longer means your options are limited. There are cloakroom suites comprising wall hung and floor standing sinks and toilets, basins with vanity units underneath, corner basins, short projection toilets and sinks and combination WC and basin units.
If you want to maximise the space in your small bathroom or WC, a cloakroom suite specifically designed for smaller rooms, is the perfect ingredient for a successful revamp.
Updating our downstairs loo.
A few years ago, we revamped our downstairs loo and switched the original suite for a cloakroom suite. Our house was built in 1998, so as well as the sanitaryware being a standard size, it was outdated too. It was my first proper DIY plumbing project and apart from getting a plumber in to alter the pipework for the heated towel rail that replaced the bulk-standard radiator, I tackled everything myself. I boxed in the cistern, levelled and tiled the floor, fitted a new toilet and cloakroom basin, fitted a tap and tiles the splashback. It was an ambitious project, and not without the occasional mishap. For example, I failed to predict the floor-leveling compound might begin to spread beyond the threshold of the cloakroom door and into our hallway…Oops!
Opting for a smaller, short-projection cloakroom basin and a shorter back-to-wall toilet pan made such a difference to the finished room. It felt much more spacious, with the added shelf above the boxed in cistern giving us more place for our accessories and spare loo rolls.
Choosing a perfect cloakroom basin.
If you’re looking for ideas for your small bathroom, Big Bathroom Shop have plenty of styles of cloakroom basin to choose from:
1. Cloakroom basins with vanity units.
If you don’t want your WC or cloakroom to look cluttered, you can choose from a great range of cloakroom sinks with vanity units which feature slimline designs and space-saving features to help you make the most of your small bathroom.
2. Cloakroom basin and toilet combinations.
One way to maximise space in a small bathroom is to opt for a design where the basin and toilet are combined into one unit.
3. Wall-hung cloakroom basins.
If you want to maximise floor space in a small bathroom and create the illusion of space, choose a wall mounted basin.
4. Corner basins.
Corner cloakroom basins are a fantastic option for making the best use of space in an awkward shaped room.
5. Cloakroom basins with shelves and integrated towel rails.
As well as vanity units, you can opt for a cloakroom sink with an integrated shelf or rail.
Cloakroom basins come in a variety of styles and finishes.
Cloakroom sinks may be smaller than their full-size siblings, but there are still plenty of styles available, from ultra modern basin/toilet combinations to more traditional styles. Big Bathroom Shop offers a range of different finishes for the vanity units too, including gloss white, oak, driftwood and ebony.
If you’re thinking of a complete makeover for your bathroom, en suite of WC, buying a full cloakroom suite can be a cost-effective option for multiple essentials in a small bathroom, including basins. For a wide range of cloakroom suites to suit every budget, why not check out Big Bathroom Shop’s cloakroom suite collection.
Small bathroom inspiration.
Over to you.
If you’re thinking of revamping your cloakroom, en suite or small bathroom, are you considering a cloakroom suite? How do you plan on incorporating storage into your bathroom/cloakroom makeover? What do you think of the idea of having an integrated basin in the toilet design? As always, I’d love to hear from you.
This is a collaborative post. As always, the words and opinions are my own.
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