How small can a washbasin be?

In a narrow bathroom or a small guest WC, a handrinse basin should not take up too much space yet still be practical and attractive. So how do you go about it? These tips will help you:

A narrow washbasin in a small bathroom

1. A standard size washbasin has a projection (depth) of around 22 inches. A handrinse basin normally has a depth of around 18 inches. But in narrow or small bathrooms, like powder rooms, there is often not that much space. This is where narrower washbasins come into play. There are now a number of mini washbasins with a projection of 8 to 10 inches.

2. The interaction between ceramic appliances and furniture makes a real difference in the bathroom. When it comes to small rooms, it's useful to look at the washbasin in combination with the other fittings. Start by drawing the exact floor plan of your bathroom, then position the washbasin, furniture, and other items to scale. This will help you visualize the finished space and make sure everything fits, with room to maneuver.

3. Clever design: Washbasins are not only available in different sizes, but also in a whole range of different, timeless designs. Whether angular, oval, or round, with a vertical or horizontal drain: different options make sense depending on the room. In confined spaces, small handrinse basins with a space-saving washbasin drain are practical. They are designed so that they can be combined with a narrow washbasin cabinet, resulting in as much storage space as possible.

A small washbasin with side-mounted faucet in black finish

4. Special corner solutions enable the use of small washbasins in guest bathrooms with challenging floor plans. Look for a washbasin with an atypical, corner-mounted shape, something not very many people realize is even available!

5. The shape of the washbasin: a small washbasin always means a loss of space because there is less shelf surface on the ceramic fixture. Depending on the shape of the washbasin, however, it is possible to gain maximum space. If you choose an asymmetrical washbasin shape, with the faucet attached at the side, there is still enough space on the sink for everyday bathroom items.

6. Functionality is important. Even with small handwash basins, there has to be enough space to hold your hands completely under water. This is why it is important not to underestimate the importance of the depth of the washbasin. You can easily test this in a dry run in a showroom.

7. You can also save space with faucets, for example with wall-hung models. It is always a good idea to look at the faucets at the same time as the basin. If you check the water jet’s line of fire, you can prevent water splashes. Faucet manufacturers often provide shorter models which are designed to be used in small bathrooms.

Which bathroom is the right one for you?

But, what exactly are your needs? Is space, cleanliness or the design important to you? Would you like user-friendly products or would you prefer that extra degree of comfort that a toilet with bidet seat, for example, has to offer? Or would you prefer a universal design? No matter what your needs are, we simplify your daily routine with our clever bathroom solutions.

More space in the bathroom
Higher standard of cleanliness in the bathroom
More functional design in the bathroom
Greater comfort in the bathroom
Increased accessibility in the bathroom
Improved usability in the bathroom