How can you make a small bathroom feel like a 5-star spa resort?
Maybe you’re renovating your own bathroom at home. Or maybe you’re a builder looking for ways to maximize style in your next bathroom build.
Either way, the bathroom sink will be the visual focal point, and the most heavily used fitting.
The ideal space-saving bathroom sink design will
- Maximize floor space so the room feels bigger.
- Give you plenty of useful counter space so the bathroom is comfortable to use.
- Add to the beauty and welcoming atmosphere of your bathroom.
Let’s see how you can get it all!
Low Profile, High Style Sinks
A tight and congested space does not feel opulent.
So, your fixtures need to be slim, sleek, and multi functional.
An elegant, luxurious, space-saving bathroom sink is a good place to start.
There are plenty of bathroom sink designs that provide functional elegance without taking up too much room.
Undermount Bathroom Sinks
Traditional top-mounted sinks take up a lot of counter space with the lip that hangs over the top edge of the counter. This also traps dust and debris, which can leave a bathroom looking dingy.
Undermount bathroom sinks hang below the countertop, giving you much more usable counter space. And the slim profile gives you a high-end look, too.
Wall-Mounted Bathroom Sinks
Some bathroom sink basins can be mounted directly onto the wall, rather than in a vanity. This is more common in commercial bathrooms, but can make a unique feature in a home bathroom, too.
Because they don’t need to sit in a cabinet or countertop, they maximize your floor space to help the room look bigger. They also leave plenty of room to move around in your bathroom.
If you’re going for a vintage or industrial look and want to maximize space, a wall-mounted bathroom sink may work well with your design.
However, you do miss out on storage under the sink, so a mirror cabinet or smaller corner storage cabinet may be a good addition.
Pedestal sinks are another option that can stand on their own without needing any vanity or cabinetry.
Their slender base creates an open and airy feel in the bathroom. The pedestal base itself can come in a wide range of materials and lavish designs. These are great options if you’re going for an opulent and classic look.
Also like a wall-mounted sink, pedestal sinks do have a storage downside. You’ll lose counter space and that under-sink cabinet, but may be able to add those items elsewhere in the room.
Corner sinks are another very unique option for bathrooms.
Most bathroom corners don’t get a lot of use, so adding one of the main fixtures there can really help you maximize space.
Corner sinks aren’t as common, so the basin and cabinet may be hard to find. But again, it’s a great way to make your bathroom much more unique.
Circular and Oval-Shaped Basins
Big basins feel luxurious, but the truth is you don’t really need a lot of bowl space for brushing, shaving, and putting on makeup.
What may be a better use of space is more room on the countertop, especially in a small bathroom.
Going with a rounded basin is a great way to cut corners–literally.
Sticking to round basins eliminates wasted space inside the sink by streamlining the sink’s profile. That means extra counter space available to use.
Vessel sinks have a similar effect and add a lot of visual interest.
In some cases, you may be able to use a rounded or minimalist vanity as well.
Space-Saving Bathroom Faucet Options
As we’ve already seen, it’s important to maximize counter space in small bathrooms. But faucets can take up a lot of space on the counter.
In some cases, your choice of faucet might be limited by what sink you choose.
Here are three great space-saving faucet designs:
- Single-hole, single handle bathroom faucets. This is your best bet for a space-saving faucet. A single-hole faucet puts everything in one compact package. They’re easy to find, so you’ll have plenty of designs to choose from. They’re also very easy to install in most cases, so it’s a great option for a DIY bathroom refresh.
- Wall-mounted faucets. You can totally eliminate taking up counter space by mounting your faucet on the wall. These faucets look great in vintage, rustic, and industrial designs. However, they’re not ideal for a DIY project and you’ll need a professional to install them. If they’re mounted too high, these faucets can also create a significant splash-zone.
- 4-inch centerset faucets. These faucets are made for basins with three holes. They have handles that are 4” apart, which is closer than standard double-handle faucets. This is a great option if you want the classic look of a double-handle faucet, but you have limited space for it.
What Else Can You Do to Make Your Bathroom Feel Bigger and More Opulent?
Aside from looking for a space-saving bathroom sink, you can get the most use out of limited space in a few more ways.
Here are a few tried and true techniques interior designers use.
- A floating vanity makes the room appear more spacious because the flooring can extend all the way to the wall. It also gives you a little foot room under the sink. Or, you can stash items like a bathroom scale. Trays and baskets can slide underneath and keep your counter organized and clutter free.
- Consider adding a larger mirror above your sink. Mirrors can help a space feel bigger and add to your lighting at the same time.
- Light and Neutral colors in general make the space look larger. You can make your bathroom look and feel stylish by adding faucet and cabinet hardware in contrasting colors. This will add visual interest and make the room feel high-end.
- Elegant lighting fixtures like a small chandelier, pendant lights, or wall sconces can give your bathroom a soft glow and feel more comfortable.
Ready to start enjoying your luxury oasis? Choosing a space-saving bathroom sink basin is the perfect place to start!