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Loo with built in basin

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starfishmummy Thu 07-Dec-17 13:28:40

We need to replace our loo soon. Its in a very small room by itself and there is no way we can also fit in a basin. I've read about the loos where there is a basin and cold tap built into the cistern and wondered if anyone here has got one and what they think about it.

(I'm not totally convinced about the tap only being cold water but our hot water pipes are some distance away anyway; and I figure that a cold water basin is probably better than none, not least because visitors blunder into our bedroom trying to find the bathroom)

MiaowTheCat Thu 07-Dec-17 13:42:07

I looked at them (currently getting a tiny loo and basin room put in an odd alcove in one of the bedrooms upstairs... well when the fecking builders stop drinking tea!) but I couldn't get them to work with the layout of the room in question.

We've got this which is absolutely dinky in basin terms (and has the loo roll holder and toilet brush hidey hole - if you're of that side of the eternal MN argument about loo brushes in the side of it). It's really really compact.

FluffyWuffy100 Thu 07-Dec-17 14:02:45

I have used them in Japan - wasn't a massive fan but better than nothing to wash your hands.

ineedwine99 Thu 07-Dec-17 14:06:06

ineedwine99 Thu 07-Dec-17 14:07:50

Ours is like the one in my link, managed to get it connect to hot water too, it’s fantastic, we have a separate toilet room thats tiny so this was a great find. No separate waste needed either as drains into the cistern. Mine was from ebay but can’t remember the seller

wendywoopywoo222 Thu 07-Dec-17 14:21:38

I have the tiniest downstairs loo. Was a cupboard. We out in a small corner loo and tiny corner sink. Have attached photos. I think. Would this work. ?

JoJoSM2 Thu 07-Dec-17 14:27:13

I’ve only seen these things in shops and found them pretty awful-looking. But having no basin at all seems a little gross so in your position I’d go with one these loo-basin combos.

BlackPeppercorn Thu 07-Dec-17 16:55:48

I'd go with a tiny corner basin. You could solve your hot water problem by fitting one of those small electric water tank things, just a 1litre or something. My gas fitter has one in her en suite and recommended them to me before I realised how straightforward another solution was.
Could a corner toilet add some extra flexibility to the mix?

FleurWeasley Thu 07-Dec-17 17:46:16

My downstairs loo has a hot tap but it’s connected to the cold water supply. It took me about nine months after moving in to notice! So you’re probably ok.

PurplePillowCase Thu 07-Dec-17 17:49:47

we have one.
it's great.
alternative would be to fit a corner sink slightly above the cistern. doable but a bit fiddly with the water supply.

OhMyGoddd Thu 07-Dec-17 17:59:26

Have you found the absolute smallest toilet possible because there are some really tiny ones which might help with fitting the sink.

OhMyGoddd Thu 07-Dec-17 17:59:59

Also what if you put the cistern really high up like old fashioned ones would that help

RestingGrinchFace Thu 07-Dec-17 18:02:00

That kind of thing only really works if you only use the loo for guests-if you have small children (or an innattentive husband) using the sink the water just gets everywhere.

starfishmummy Thu 07-Dec-17 19:08:33

Ohmygoddd I'm not sure a small with my er larger bottom!!
Restinggrinchface I have a SN teen. Mess is normal (and usually worse than water) sad

I wonder if the diagonal arrangement would work. The space is very tiny so I really don't see where we could fit a separate basin without it being in the way or.neing leaned on by sn teen (hes wobbly) and being pulled off the wall.

Thanks for the opinions. Food for thought!!

MiaowTheCat Thu 07-Dec-17 19:32:58

I'll try to get a photo of ours tomorrow if it gets finished (sink due to be fitted) - it's a tiny little alcove in the bedroom (bit where it goes above the stairs dropping down if that makes sense) but actually is looking decently roomy in there now - just only half done.

MiaowTheCat Fri 08-Dec-17 13:12:50

This is ours to give you some idea (mid construction). It's a narrower than the norm door and just using the alcove over the stairs to give an idea of scale.

Pic before dd 1 fills it with pink glittery unicorn shite.

PurplePillowCase Fri 08-Dec-17 13:20:51

in one of the 'tiny home' series they actually put a corner sink on the wall to allow the door to open.

Orchardgreen Fri 08-Dec-17 13:22:42

I have a teeny tiny basin in mine. It measures about 8 inches by 15 inches. Pic attached and I've put a loo roll on the side to indicate the size.

venys Sat 09-Dec-17 00:18:36

We have had this one installed this week. It's only 4.5 litre cistern replacing a 7 litre cistern so it is quite small. I like it though as there is now a little room to move to get to sink. I wasn't going to bother with hot water but since the plumbing was exposed next door we got it done and it was a minor job. But the water won't get hot enough anyway for the time it takes to wash your hands. It certainly seems to be working for us, as we have young kids and previously the door opening blocked the entrance to the bathroom so it put them off going in there to wash hands. We wouldn't have really had room to put a separate basin in as the WC width is so narrow.

venys Sat 09-Dec-17 00:21:13

Ooh one thing is that it only JUST fits the soap dispenser. I might put a small shelf up beside it. Can't put on window sill as kids won't be able to reach.

MiaowTheCat Sat 09-Dec-17 08:01:41

We've wallmounted a soap dispenser to get round that

PurplePillowCase Sat 09-Dec-17 09:39:48

we've put the soap dispenser on suction cup soap holder on the side of the cistern.

venys Sat 09-Dec-17 16:18:01

Ooh that's a good idea guys.

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