When it comes to building your tiny house bathroom, choosing each appliance carefully is key. There is perhaps no room in a tiny home that is smaller than the bathroom, and that’s an important element to consider.
No matter where you live, your bathroom is a room you utilize in many different ways each day. Aside from the obvious, your bathroom is where you will prepare for the day, or unwind after a long one. It is also a space that guests are pretty much always guaranteed to use, so it’s one that you want to be as functional, and pleasant, as possible.
There are many different ways to get creative when it comes to building your tiny house bathroom, including versatile toilets, shower, and toilet combinations, and just generally arranging things in such a way that nothing feels too cramped.
However, when choosing your bathroom sink, you aren’t going to simply be adding one to a preexisting vanity, nor will you likely have the ample countertop space than a traditional bathroom does. Here’s a full breakdown of how to choose the option best for you.
Is A Tiny House Bathroom Sink Different Than A Regular Bathroom Sink?
In short yes, and very much so. A tiny house bathroom sink is — you guessed it — one of the tiniest fixtures in the home. This is because a lot of the washing and cleansing that would typically happen there can either be done in the shower or at the kitchen sink. Therefore, this sink is largely there just to wash your hands in, or potentially dampen a cloth or towel to wash your face. Therefore, the sink needs to be as compact and functional as possible.
What Types Of Sinks Should I Avoid In My Tiny House?
For a tiny home, you want to avoid any sinks that take up any more space than necessary. Yes, this probably also includes ones that come with vanities or storage underneath. In the case of a tiny home, you will likely need to find another space for toiletries (perhaps shelving units, or cabinets built into the wall) so you can focus solely on the basin and faucet.
Types of sinks you should avoid:
- Pedestal sinks, as the base will likely take up more space than is ideal, and can also cause design challenges for the rest of the room.
- Trough sinks, given their size.
- Typical vanity sinks, as they are often too wide to accommodate a tiny home.
What Sinks Are Good To Use For A Tiny House?
The primary feature that you’re looking for when you choose a tiny house bathroom sink is one that is independent of a vanity, and can potentially even be installed either in a small corner or on the wall itself so that you don’t have to utilize any extra items.
Undermount sinks, wall mounts, vessel sinks, and drop-in sinks are all great options, given that they’ll provide a degree of flexibility for the setup and design. A tiny home bathroom typically comes with limited countertop and vanity choices, but that gives you all the more opportunity to get creative.