(PRWEB) April 26, 2014
HomeThangs.com – the Online Home Improvement Store has made their goal to deliver the right product to the consumer. With that in mind, shopping and home design tips as well as special product selections are being introduced.
One of the most frustrating parts of using a small bathroom is the lack of surface space, particularly counter space. Because the bathroom sink takes up most of the space on the top of a small bathroom vanity, there’s little or no room on either side to stash toiletries. HomeThangs.com has introduced a guide to one simple solution: offsetting the sink.
Most small bathroom vanities leave a thin strip of counter to either side of a fairly large, round sink, leaving, little room for anything more than a soap pump or toothbrush holder. Even on a fairly slim vanity, offsetting the sink combines those two unusable strips of the vanity top into a single usable work surface.
Those few extra inches of counter space are especially important for anyone that uses heated hair styling tools. Being able to set curling irons and hair straighteners down on a flat, stable surface goes a long way towards preventing them from getting knocked over and causing burns, or even scorching or melting the countertop or floor.
But the benefit of offsetting a sink isn't just that it provides more counter space, it also frequently means there's more drawer space, too. When the sink is moved to one side, so is the plumbing, so in addition to doubling the counter space, it also opens up more usable area directly beneath the counter – just the right amount of room for a drawer. Putting a row of drawers on the side opposite the sink enhances the asymmetrical look of these vanities, but also hugely enhances the amount of storage space for smaller items without changing the dimensions of the vanity itself.
Unfortunately, his type of vanity isn't particularly common, and can even be a bit difficult to find. But the reason for this is simple: people like symmetry, so creating a symmetrical vanity is the default, even when this design is less efficient. The flip side of this, though, is that making an asymmetrical vanity is a very deliberate choice, which means that vanities with even subtly offset sinks feel quite modern and stylishly convention-defying. Many even include stylishly asymmetrical storage mirrors which helps enhance the effect while keeping the mirror centered over the sink.
The only real drawback of bathroom vanities with offset sinks is that they really need to be more than 30" wide to work. With a narrower bathroom vanity, the sink takes up such a huge proportion of the available counter space that shifting it the few available inches to the left or right really won't make much difference. It's only above 30" wide that combining the little strip of counter space on either side of the sink really starts to add up. That means this option isn’t great for the very smallest of bathrooms, but is an absolutely seamless way to improve the usability of bathrooms that have just a little bit more space to work with.
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