Despite their name. Cloakrooms basins are no longer just for fitting in your secondary washroom. Their smaller proportions and clever shaping allow them to fit in almost any bathroom space. While still providing plenty of practical washing area, looking great and having fantastic build quality. read more
Despite their name. Cloakrooms basins are no longer just for fitting in your secondary washroom. Their smaller proportions and clever shaping allow them to fit in almost any bathroom space. While still providing plenty of practical washing area, looking great and having fantastic build quality.
A cloakroom basin is defined by its smaller size. With widths usually anywhere between 300mm and 600mm. And projections - or depth - between as small as 150mm and as large as 500mm. Combing the two allows for a range of size combinations that can accommodate almost any space.
Maybe you need a narrower basin to fit between two walls. Or perhaps a shorter projection basin to allow for free movement in your bathroom. Whichever it is, manufacturers know people need these sizes and craft basins to suit.
Buying a cloakroom basin means matching it with suitable brassware. This means taps that are short enough and with a small enough projection that they don't dominate the basin. Or worse, make them unusable.
To prevent this. You'll be looking for mini taps. These are shrunk down versions of monobloc taps that feature smaller proportions suited for use in cloakroom basins. Despite their size. They usually feature the same level of performance and quality as their larger siblings.
Like regularly sized basins. Cloakroom models are available in a range of different fittings. Wall hanging is popular in these basins as their small size means almost any wall can support their light weight. But equally, countertop and corner fitting models are available. Providing the flexibility to not only fit your space. But also achieve the look you want.
Another feature to take into consideration. Is the tap placement of your basin. With narrower widths and shorter projections leading to smaller ledges and rims. You cut down on places to fit brassware. Which is why fitting tap ledges to the left or right of a basin is a popular trick for keeping a small basin usable. Of course, this means you'll have to specify which side you'd like your tap to be on. But this is yet another degree of control for getting your perfect basin.
Materials & Style
Just because your basin is small doesn't mean you should compromise on quality or appearances. In fact, most modern cloakroom basins feature the same level of design care as their larger counterparts. With shapes to suit any bathroom look. Soft and rounded. Sharp and rectangular. Traditional, modern and everything between.
This is possible because of the quality of materials used to manufacture these dinky basins. The most common material used is vitreous china. A hardy and lightweight surface. Allowing for more complex shapes to be cast. Without sacrificing integrity.