A sink is an important item that is inseparable from the concept of a bathroom. As a rule, such a space is small, therefore there are options for maintaining the area by combining the washing machine with the main countertop.
Features and combinations
In a small room, the close proximity of a washing machine and sink is relevant. In this case, the neighborhood is the release of space in the bathroom by placing the washing machine under the sink or in the same cabinet where it is located.
There are several options for combining sinks, cabinets, countertops.
Consider the main ones:
- washing machine under the sink (without cupboard, without countertop);
- a washing machine built into the cabinet;
- a washing machine under the countertop and without a cupboard.
The first arrangement of the machine is the most budgetary in relation to others.
Stages of creating this design:
- After finishing the bathroom, we draw conclusions on the supply and drainage of water;
- we mount fixtures for the washbasin, taking into account the size of the washing machine (it is important to consider the height, but for aesthetics it is better to maintain the width, which is determined by the dimensions of the sink when buying in the store)
- install the washbasin on the mounts and connect the water supply and drain;
- install the washing machine, output the flow and discharge to the finished conclusions.
This arrangement of the washbasin and the washing machine allows you to invest in a better sink and beat it with an expensive mixer, since you do not need to buy a countertop and a cupboard.
The second option for the location of the machine involves the use of specially selected cabinets for the dimensions of the equipment, or custom-made according to your sizes. In this case, you do not have to worry about finishing the back wall behind the furniture. The installation process is quite simple - a stand is installed, a sink is placed on it, and pre-prepared drain and water supply are connected. Then the machine is built in (before installing the machine in the cabinet, you need to make sure that the water and the drain are connected and connected, also open the water supply tap after installing the machine - this will be a problem).
This installation option for your equipment has several advantages:
- the equipment is hidden from the eyes of children (if possible, you can install locks);
- at the entrance to the bathroom, the enchanting design of your bathroom catches your eye without the figure of a washing machine;
- furniture hides pipes and wires from equipment;
- free up space for additional bathroom accessories.
In the modern interior of the bathroom, the third version of the combination of a sink and a typewriter is gaining popularity. A transition of the countertop from the sink to the washing machine looks aesthetically pleasing, and then, closing this design on the one hand, creating the effect of going to the floor. You can create this furniture yourself by buying a countertop and a special tool for sawing departments for built-in equipment. This design is more modern in relation to the previous ones, and also quite easy to install.
Varieties of sinks
Modern manufacturers seek to increase sales by offering the customer specific designs of sinks. Often this can affect the arrangement of furniture in the bathroom.
Paying attention to the variation in the designs of sinks, we can distinguish the built-in, laid on, tulip and wall-mounted sinks. As a rule, their material can influence the design decision.
And so, the embedded product differs from its analogues in the specifics of installation. Its main part is immersed in a cabinet or countertop, which allows you to hide defects in factory production, but some of them come complete with a cabinet, which has a cutout for installing washbasins.
Tulip is a type of sinks that has its own pedestal, which allows you to hide the findings under the drain and water, but this view excludes the proximity to the washing machine.
Overhead products are gaining more and more popularity. They are installed on the countertop, forming the shape of a bowl. For its installation does not need to make much effort. Many suppliers sell them with a mounting countertop, where there is an opening for this sink, so that it is more stable during installation.
The classic version of the variety of products is a wall-mounted sink. For its installation, special fasteners and clamps are used. If you place it at a certain distance from the floor, you can put a washing machine under it, and then beat it all with elegant fasteners and faucets.
A variety of styles of plumbing makes it possible to create originality, but do not abuse such an exclusive if you have a small bathroom. Many versions of sinks and cabinets are produced for their separate installation. If you want to integrate technology into it, then you should consider simpler options.
Varieties of countertops and nightstands
The main direction of choosing a headset in the bathroom is its design. Many sellers impose the opinion that the cabinet, first of all, should be beautiful. However, the truth is that you need to choose furniture in the bathroom, taking into account the fact that various products, towels, soap accessories and so on will be stored there. Based on this, we can say that the main criterion for choosing a toilet set is its practicality.
Consider the main types of cabinets for sinks:
- hanging tables;
- floor tables;
Paying attention to the traditions of the past, you can note the thumbs on the legs. They give the bathroom extra coziness and comfort. Such models, as a rule, have rounded shapes with elements of extruded patterns. Such cabinets are not convenient if a washing machine is located in them.
Popular and common are floor stands. They come in various shapes, lengths and designs. These models are best suited to the combination of sink and washing machine. They are the most functional in everyday life. Their popular sizes are 100cm, 110cm and 120cm.
Hanging tables have a more modern appearance. They can combine a sink and a washing machine, but on condition that the machine is placed on the floor.
After choosing the type of curbstone, it is worth thinking about its design, as well as choosing a material that will extend its service life.
How to choose and install?
When choosing furniture in the bathroom, you should not rush. There are many tricks of suppliers to promote their products, so first you need to understand what you need, study the reviews about the company. After that, you can go to the salon and talk with sales managers.
In order not to make a mistake with the purchase of bathroom furniture, you must:
- clearly know the size of your room;
- determine the location of the curbstone;
- know the dimensions of the washing machine (therefore, you should first buy a washing machine, and then pick up the cabinet);
- determine the location of water inlets and outlets;
- the main thing in the headset is its accessories, so you should seriously approach this issue (examine the handles, hinges, fasteners);
- then you should decide on the design of the cabinet;
- set yourself price limits before buying a cabinet based on your budget.
If you did not find suitable furniture, then you should order it from the catalogs, but be sure to clarify the timing of production. This is convenient because a measurer can come to you and then make furniture according to your parameters. Also, before creating you will create a design for future furniture, in which you can make changes. The price can be much lower than in salons with ready-made models. As a rule, the package of services may include free delivery and installation.
The main principle of the durability of any furniture is the respect for it. However, to extend its novelty, one must not skimp on the material from which it will be made.
Therefore, before buying, recount your budget, and then make the right choice.
For an overview of the sink for mounting on a Claro washing machine, see the next video.