Building underneath a washbasin can transform what’s usually a cobwebby area into great storage space. It’s also a great way to resolve the dilemma of whether or not to have a washbasin in your dining room. Butting wash basins can be ugly business, no doubt, but their convenience in the dining room makes them hard to let go of! I don’t fancy making two trips to the nearest bathroom during every meal just for a rinse (no matter how near it maybe). So I figured that that a tiny cupboard or table to mount the washbasin on could be the perfect compromise. The idea of a sink console is exactly this – to use an aesthetic piece of furniture to camouflage an unseemly washbasin. My idea of a good sink console is also one that conceals the ugly pipes and plumbing and gives little room to those spidermen.
I probably go overboard with all this earthy love, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen a wash area this beautiful! I’d be ready to trade an organ or two if I could simply make this mine!
The best way to make the washbasin almost invisible is to have them built into the console. This way, it might, when viewed from a distance, even pass off as just decorative furniture.
A console full of drawers can be perfect for the dining room, bringing with it unexpected storage space and yet faithful to its true purpose.
All of that storage space could as well be used in the bathroom for towels and toiletries. As opening a drawer and using the sink at the same time could be a task, you may want to complement it with an overhead cabinet to store all the daily-use vanities.
So long as you’re kept guessing if it’s a table with washbasin, or a washbasin with a table, I think it’s a job well done!