5 Space Saving Cloakroom Basin Ideas


Making the most of the space available in a small cloakroom is essential, and one of the best ways to enhance that space is with a space-saving cloakroom basin.

Available in various sizes, shapes, and styles, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect space-saving basin for your cloakroom. You won't be disappointed with the options, from wall-hung and corner basins to vanity units, and toilets with basins included. Keep reading to find out more.

Wall hung basins


Wall-hung basins are perhaps one of the most popular basin choices for small bathrooms due to their compact design. Not only do they free up floor space, helping to give the room a more spacious feel but they can also be fitted at any height, allowing you to get the perfect basin height for your needs. This makes a wall-hung basin a particularly useful option for a family home, allowing you to fit the basin at a height to suit not only the adults in the home but also children.

It's good to keep in mind however, that due to their compact design wall-hung basins aren’t as large as pedestal and semi-pedestal basins therefore, creating a larger risk of water getting splashed outside of the basin onto walls and floors etc.

Corner basins


Corner basins are a great option for maximising space in a small cloakroom, making the most of the space available no matter how awkward. Similarly to standard wall-hung basins, wall-hung corner basins can also provide the feeling of more space, especially in a small room.

Most corner basins can also be hung at a height to suit you, depending on the positioning of plumbing and pipework. If you’re thinking of installing a corner basin at a specific height, we advise consulting a professional plumber to ensure any pipework is fully accessible and positioned correctly for the basin to be fitted in your desired location.

Compact countertop basins


Countertop basins come in all sorts of shapes and sizes but most importantly you can find smaller more compact options that are perfect for a cloakroom. If you have your heart set on a small wall-hung vanity unit or wall-hung countertop, then a compact countertop basin is a great option.

Countertop basins can be purchased alone, or as part of a package, with a vanity unit or wall-hung countertop, giving you the option to purchase a matching set, or to set your imagination free and purchase both separately. This option also allows you to create a more luxurious cloakroom, a space that you’d be proud to show off to family and friends.

Semi pedestal basins


Unlike a full pedestal basin, a semi-pedestal basin is wall-hung, creating more visible and accessible floor space, therefore, making it a wonderful choice for a small cloakroom. In most cases, a semi-pedestal basin offers the same basin space as a full pedestal basin. This makes it an ideal choice if a wall-hung or corner basin just isn’t large enough, whilst keeping as much floor space clear as possible.

Compact vanity units


Vanity units can either be a choice of luxury, or a necessity for their handy storage space. While both features are highly sought after, most vanity units also incorporate a built-in basin on top, creating the best of both worlds.

Compact vanity units come in both wall-hung and floor-standing options, as well as standard and reduced depth. You can even find some handy corner vanity units, perfect for awkward spaces. The variety of designs makes it easy to choose the best option for your cloakroom.

Most compact vanity units come with plenty of storage space for small essentials such as soap and toilet rolls, but it’s worth bearing in mind that they don’t have the same capacity as a larger vanity unit. A vanity unit will also include any pipework from your basin, so it’s also a good idea to keep this in mind when thinking about storage.

Toilet with sink on top


Now if you’re lacking space, a toilet with a built-in sink is also a wonderful option for a compact cloakroom. You might even find this is your only choice in a small room.

Not only do you get both your toilet and basin in 1 but you also get a wonderful eco-friendly solution, as this style of toilet collects wastewater from the basin ready to use for its next flush. Therefore, helping to save water and potentially reducing your water bill too.

How much does a space saving basin cost?

Now that you know about the 5 best space-saving cloakroom basins, you might wonder how much they will likely cost. Depending on your style, you could spend anywhere between £45 for a wall-hung basin to £300 for a vanity unit and basin or a toilet with a sink on top.

When purchasing any item for your cloakroom, it’s always best to plan with a budget in mind.

If you’re looking for more information on space-saving bathroom solutions, take a look at the following posts - Small Toilet IdeasSmall Cloakroom Ideas - 7 Tile Ideas for Small Bathrooms.

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