When planning what to include in a laundry room, most people immediately think of washers and dryers. Granted, those are big purchase items, and they do most of the work there, but that doesn’t mean that other additional items are not valuable and needed as well. Let’s take the laundry sink for example. Even though it plays a seemingly supporting role, its uses are quite versatile, and after reading all about it in detail you will come to realize that it can be both a functional and stylish addition to your laundry room.
First of all, it is important to know that a laundry room utility sink cabinet is quite different than other sinks. They are extra deep so that you can do vigorous scrubbing there. Also, since splashes are more than expected, its depth keeps the water inside the sink. Another useful feature of a laundry room utility sink cabinet is that it offers storage as well. This storage solution can make your entire room less cluttered and more organized. Next, when it comes to its functionality, a laundry room utility sink cabinet is great for pre-treating stains, soaking and hand-washing delicates, pet washing and cleaning of the entire laundry room.
With this in mind, read on to find out in which ways you can include this type of sink in your laundry room, even if at first it seems like an impossible task.
For those of you who think that their laundry room is too small to fit a sink in, you don’t have to give up on the idea just like that. One option is to switch from side-by-side placement to stackables. To put it simply, stack your washer and dryer one above the other (not one next to the other), and use the extra space for a sink. Second, you can include the sink as a part of your big cabinet area. If you have a large wall to wall/ floor to ceiling cabinets in your laundry room, you can use some of the space inside to fit (and conveniently hide) a laundry sink.
Third, if you have any extra wall space, use it for floating cabinets instead of placing them on the ground, and utilise the additional ground space for a sink. And lastly, if possible, you should try to place the sink near or right next to the washing machine. This idea is recommended so that the plumbing lines can be kept together, thus reducing your costs. Additionally, you can transfer soaked or pretreated items from the sink to the washing machine and minimize the mess caused by dripping.