Choosing a basin for a cloakroom is all about making the most of the space, as well as keeping it functional yet stylish.
This guide will give you some simple advice on choosing a cloakroom basin, and show you some of the products available at Victoria Plum.
Styles of cloakroom basin
Even if a cloakroom basin has to be smaller, it certainly doesn’t have to lack style and impact. There are many different options for basin designs available, so you can choose the one that best suits your bathroom as well as your taste.
Traditional, stylish and fit for a cloakroom, the Camberley cloakroom basin with pedestal is small on size, but big on period elegance
Wall hung basin
A wall hung basin is fixed to the wall with no pedestal underneath, giving it a light and uncluttered look. It also keeps the floor space underneath clear, making it easier for cleaning. The Monnow wall hung basin (pictured below) is the ideal size for a cloakroom, with a contemporary, round shape and single tap hole for your choice of mixer tap.
Simple yet stylish, the Monnow wall hung basin from Orchard Bathrooms is compact, making it ideal for your cloakroom
A corner basin is a great way to maximise space in a small cloakroom, fitting neatly into a corner and projecting diagonally outwards so it’s easily accessible. You can find out more about them in our corner basin buying guide.
Counter top basin
A wall hung cabinet unit and counter top basin can make a great choice for a really stylish cloakroom, while still being space-efficient. Something like the Rydal counter top basin (pictured below), with its compact yet elegant design, would be perfect for creating a contemporary look.
The Rydal countertop basin will give your cloakroom genuine designer appeal
A compact unit and basin provides a very sleek profile that’s perfect for use as cloakroom furniture. They also provide extra space for storing toilet paper and other essentials neatly and out of sight.
Basin and toilet units
This is another great option for a cloakroom. The basin is incorporated into a unit along with a back to wall toilet, making a very space-efficient setup. A toilet and basin combination unit also provides some handy extra storage with built-in cupboards and shelf space.
Which type of basin is right for my bathroom?
The first thing to do is to make a scale plan of your cloakroom so you can see exactly how much space you have to play with. Wall hung basins can be good choice if there’s a lack of floor space, or a compact vanity unit can work well if the cloakroom is narrow or an awkward shape.
When working out the measurements, always remember to account for drawers and cupboard doors so they can be opened properly, and that you have enough room to use the basin comfortably.