Providing an excellent space-saving option for small bathrooms, find out all about toilet and basin units in this expert buying guide.
A toilet and basin unit is an item of bathroom furniture which combines a number of requirements. Sometimes known as combination units, they often feature a back to wall toilet with cistern, basin and storage in one sleek and sophisticated unit. With plumbing and clutter neatly concealed, this type of unit is a stylish option, especially in small bathrooms.
These space-saving units are both functional and practical, especially in small spaces. However, toilet and basin units are also attractive, streamlined pieces of furniture that look fantastic in a contemporary bathroom, and with their minimalist design, they fit in beautifully with many bathroom styles. This makes them a great investment, as you can re-decorate your bathroom around them without worrying whether you’ll need to replace your unit or not.
MySpace Slim furniture offers the very best in unobtrusive, space-saving design
Which spaces are they most suitable for?
Combination units are perfect for smaller bathrooms, as they can be incredibly compact and take up minimal space. They are flexible in their design too, which is very useful for adapting them to your bathroom space. The basin unit can be placed on either side of your toilet, depending on the layout of your bathroom, and the cupboard doors are usually reversible.
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However, toilet and basin units are not just a solution for small spaces. They are also available in larger sizes to provide a practical and stylish choice for bathrooms with more space to play with.
Ideal for cloakrooms, the Wharfe compact all in one toilet and basin unit from Orchard Bathrooms combines a toilet and sink in one single unit
Buying your toilet and basin unit
Typically, you buy your toilet and basin unit as a bundle, which gives you great value for money.
These bundles often contain the following:
- A basin vanity unit (basin and cupboard)
- A back to wall toilet
- A back to wall toilet unit
- A compact concealed toilet cistern
Taps are purchased separately, allowing you to put your own stamp on the finished look of your unit. It’s always best to check exactly what your chosen bundle includes before purchasing. For example, some bundles do not include the back to wall toilet, which you would need to choose separately.
To help you to find a unit that will fit with the colour and style of your bathroom, there’s a range of looks and finishes available, including white gloss, oak and walnut effect, so you can match everything together for a unified look.
Neat and compact, the MySpace unit with Tate back to wall toilet is ideal if you're looking for ideas for your cloakroom
Storage and shelving
Not only do you get the additional storage space from the cupboard, but you also gain an additional shelf area above the toilet unit, perfect for keeping those everyday essentials handy, or just for a bit of decoration.
The Dulwich stone ivory cloakroom combination from The Bath Co. is ideal for traditional cloakrooms. The toilet comes complete with an oak effect seat
Browse our toilet and sink unit range
Now you have the know-how, why not browse our fabulous range of toilet and sink units today?
More bathroom furniture advice
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