Sink over washing machine - considerable space saving
In small apartments, the main problem with the design of the bathroom is an acute shortage of space. Significantly to save space and reduce the length of communications in this case will help such a universal plumbing model, like a sink over a washing machine.
Several years ago to find models of this type was quite problematic, they were rare and expensive. However, today the sink over the washing machine takes an honorable place among the most popular products in any sanitary ware shop. Shells of most manufacturers have standard sizes. But also for those consumers who want to choose the option that is most suitable for the size of their bathroom, it is not difficult to purchase a sink and a washing machine in the kit.
A washbasin above the washing machine, whose photo can be seen in many specialized booklets, has a vertical or horizontal drain, but the machine's drain when installing such a model should always be on the side. As a rule, you can find out about which washing machines will fit under the sink, from the documentation, which is necessarily attached to it. The only rule is that the machine should have a front load and be sized. For the optimal installation of such a structure, experts recommend using water lily shells that fit this task best. However, the installation of such a shell does not only have merit.
The advantages of sanitary ware of this type include a clear increase in the free space in the room. A wide choice of volumes and shapes of bowls allows you to qualitatively pick up the necessary details necessary for the construction of a convenient design.
But at its installation many people face problems. To avoid such failures both during installation and with further use of the design, it is necessary to know some of the nuances:
- The washbasin above the washing machine must completely cover the unit in order to avoid the possibility of water ingress.
- Drain pipes must never be installed over the machine, as vibration occurs during spinning, and parts can quickly fail.
- When installing the sink, do not forget to install a special non-standard siphon. Often it does not come bundled, and you need to purchase it separately.
- To use the sink was convenient, you need to correctly choose the height of the washing machine. As a rule, it should not be above 70 cm.
Today there are many models of shells, convenient and functional. Having a wide choice of various shapes, colors and sizes, they are able to fit into any interior.
Also, many modern sinks do not have a hole for the mixer, which makes it possible to increase the free space of the room, you just need to install the sink closer to the wall. In addition, the bowls of such models have different depths, which helps to prevent water from entering the surface of the washing machine.