The days of the traditional and boring circle and square sinks are disappearing. Introduce yourself to the increasingly popular inclined trough sink, a long, narrow rectangular sink that slants in the direction of a drain, either at one end or in the middle. They are a unique and functional solution for many sink conundrums. For example, if you really had your heart set on double sinks but just don't have the space, an inclined trough sink might be the answer for you. Do you have several young children sharing a bathroom? Line them up at an inclined trough sink at night to brush their teeth and end the fighting. They also serve as a strong focal point in any bathroom design, doubling as an art piece. Let's explore some of the benefits of incorporating an inclined trough sink in your next bathroom design.
With a seamless one piece sink, there's less chance for an accumulation of mold and bacteria in caulking joints and seams that are found around drop-in sinks. They are easy to clean and maintain and with less water sitting on empty counter space, they are more hygienic.
One of the more difficult bathroom designs to configure are bathrooms that need to cater to disabled individuals. An inclined sink can be easily designed as barrier-free, making it easily accessible by wheel chairs. By suspending the sink from the wall, there's no worry about support or storage being in your way.
No Wasted Space
When double sinks are placed closely together, the space in between them is usually wasted space. Too small for storage but large enough to make a mess, these spaces can be annoying. This wasted space is eliminated with an inclined trough sink and with the long shape of the sink, plenty of faucets can be added if the plumbing is made available. Bathrooms that are shared by many members can benefit by this. While triple sinks are nearly unheard of in homes, an inclined trough sink with three faucets is not far-fetched.
Interested in seeing if this sink can work for your bathroom? Let's take a look at some design ideas to get your sink senses working.
This bathroom is light and airy, partly thanks to its outside access and strong natural light but also because the sink and vanity area are clutter free, with clean, sharp lines and a large mirror to double the visual space of the room. As long as you have the room for added storage and counterspace, a sink like this can work wonders in your bathroom.
Best Of Both Worlds:
Enjoy your counterspace and have your inclined trough sink too! This design offers a lot for the eye. Beautiful wood drawers topped with a black vanity top with a trough sink on top. It's then paired with a state of the art faucet against textured tiled walls that all blend together to create a modern and functional bathroom that isn't confining in the slightest.
Room For Two:
Share a sink without sharing space. If double sinks don't make sense in your bathroom but you're tired of bumping elbows with your significant other, look into the addition of a second faucet and an inclined trough sink. There's still plenty of room without having to do a complete bathroom overhaul.
Take It Up A Notch:
If you really like the idea of your sink being the main focal point of the room, look at trough sinks that offer a little more eye candy. This over-sized sink still serves the purpose of a trough sink, with plenty of space and double faucets, but also adds a design element that can't be ignored.
Most trough sinks are made for more than one user but you can get one on the smaller side for a single vanity. There's more room for counterspace and you can incorporate a wall mounted faucet to save overhead space. By having the sink wall mounted, there's plenty of foot space and with the light colors of this bathroom everything feels open and airy.
If you're ready to ditch the traditional sink and try your hands in an inclined trough sink, now's your chance. As the sink becomes more popular, there are plenty of styles and colors available. Keep in mind that you still may need to reconfigure some of your plumbing if you are adding another faucet but overall a trough sink is an affordable way to give your entire bathroom a new look.