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Utility sink dilemma - please help

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EllenTheEgret Tue 31-May-16 19:24:58

Our house is a 3 bed terrace. No utility room, washer & dryer in a cupboard off the hallway. Only one sink in kitchen. We are currently doing up the small (1.4m x 2.3m) downstairs shower room (which is on the other side of the hallway).

Currently the room contains a loo, shower, and a really annoying sink which is both tiny and obstructed by an overhead wall cabinet.

We will definitely scrap the walk cabinet, but the dilemma is: keep a small hand washing sink, which is in proportion to the room and leaves it as a pleasant guest bathroom.

Or: add a larger sink, more practical for utility type stuff (hand washing, washing manky stuff etc) which would be possible to squeeze in but would definitely leave the room feeling very cramped.

Also (and if you are still reading then I am hugely grateful and impressed by your tenacity) - which larger sink?! Baby Belfast? (But no room for work surface to the side), IKEA lillangen (although this is actually quite shallow)? Something else?!

Currently paralysed by indecision to any thoughts would be appreciated!

EllenTheEgret Tue 31-May-16 19:28:23

IKEA lillangen - we would go for the 60x41 option

m.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/art/30135432/

fluffikins Tue 31-May-16 19:30:42

I wouldn't as I'd want the room to just have one purpose and just assume anything really manky can be washed outside. I'd worry it would look out of place but then a small Belfast does sound nice.

So this response is utterly useless, sorry!

DoreenLethal Tue 31-May-16 19:32:33

Larger sink. I have a Belfast one in my back garden for washing veggies from the allotment.

fluffikins Tue 31-May-16 19:35:18

Ooh like the ikea one. Do that

WhatHo Tue 31-May-16 19:38:01

That Lilangen looks very nice and wouldn't freak out dinner party guests grin Baby Belfast, hmm depends on how thick the walls are, you need to budget your space very carefully

DrownedGirl Tue 31-May-16 19:38:51

Considered these ideas?

DrownedGirl Tue 31-May-16 19:39:58

Or this

wowfudge Tue 31-May-16 22:06:58

Do you use the shower in the downstairs shower room? What other bathrooms do you have? I'd consider removing the shower and having a loo-tility room instead.

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