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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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