When it comes to the laundry space, many people are unsure what to do with regards to the planning. Some will focus purely on functionality, some will simply add the washing machine and then let the rest organically take care of itself, and others may look to add some style and a touch of functionality too. Whatever approach you take with regards to style, there is no doubt that this should be a room with purpose, and therefore designed in such a way. This leads us to the topic of laundry sinks or troughs, depending on which you decide is right for you. The key to getting the choice right, is an understanding of size.
The Depth Issue
When considering what kind of laundry sink you want to install, it is essential that you have a clear understanding of how you will be using it. For example, you may wish to use this space for nothing more than pre-washing some tough-to-get-stains, in which case relatively shallow laundry troughs may be the best option. Alternatively, you could be someone who will use this space for draining off muddy boots, cleaning the dog or for some other forms of deep cleaning which you don’t wish to do in the bathroom or the kitchen sink.
Understanding The Sizes of Laundry Sinks
The size of your laundry sink or trough could be anywhere from 10 inches to 25 inches. To give you an idea of just how deep that would be, most bathroom sinks are between 6 and 8 inches. Naturally even if you do want a shallow sink in the laundry room, you would not wish to have one as small as a bathroom sink.
Making The Decision
The use of the laundry sink is not the only consideration to make here, because we also need to be aware of what will fit in your laundry. Fitting is about more than just having the space to put the sink in, it is also about ensuring that afterwards there is still space for you to move around and to actually use the sink.
Whenever possible, laundry troughs or sinks should be situated next to the washing machine, which keeps the plumbing lines together and enables easier use. Depth is not the only size which you have to consider, width is also a key factor, and that will come down to how much space you have to play with.
Laundry Sink Materials
Broadly speaking, most sinks can be created in just about any size, regardless of what material it is that you are looking to use. Yet there are some materials which are often created in one size or another. For example, we know that most of the time enamel is used, it is done so for laundry troughs which are deep and durable. Equally you will find that most stainless steel sinks are mass produced as a set size, usually around 10-12 inches deep.
Think about what you want to use the laundry sink for and how much space you have in the laundry room to get what you would like, and still have plenty of space.