Which foot to choose for a bathroom?20 November 2020
You are at the stage "which vanity unit for my bathroom" but at what height to start, which foot and which basin to associate with it? The La Fabrique team will guide you according to the available space and the different possible options to create a washbasin cabinet that will suit you 100%.
WHAT HEIGHT SHOULD MY FURNITURE AND MY FOOT BE?
Let's start with the height of your washbasin cabinet. Before considering any height, you must define the choice of basin:
- A basin simply placed
- A basin inlaid on the support
The final standard height of the cabinet, starting from the floor and going to the top of the basin, is generally between 83 and 87 cm.
Depending on the basin chosen and its height, you can calculate the position of your board.
The tailor-made is there to overcome standards and adapt your installation to your needs and your family. If there are only adults in the family, you can go as far as 'at 92 cm high for more comfort.
For a bathroom cabinet suitable for children, the recommended standard height is 50 cm.
The ideal layout and height are where you'll be comfortable having everything you need at hand while making your bathroom practical and comfortable.
HOW TO ATTACH MY BATHROOM FURNITURE ?
The fixing of your bathroom furniture may be different depending on the number of legs chosen.
With 2 flat iron feet or 4 pin feet
Your piece of furniture is independent and therefore no obligation to fix it to the wall. However if the composition of your wall is not made to accommodate water, you can provide a fixing using bracket then a gasket to fill in the holes and prevent splashing.
With 2 pin-type feet
The part of the board against the wall must be fixed so that the furniture is held and is robust. For this, you can use a cleat in the entire length or fixing brackets.
For this fixing choice, make sure the wall is strong enough to support the weight of the installation.
I WANT STORAGE IN MY BATHROOM FURNITURE
A washbasin cabinet can range from a simple board with a fitted washbasin, a drawer unit that you want to raise or even overlapping boards to create storage. Depending on your lifestyle, do you want to include storage in this creation of bathroom furniture?
FURNITURE WITH DRAWER
You want closed storage with a drawer system, so here you will raise an existing piece of furniture to reach the desired height . Depending on the number of drawers required and the final height of the cabinet, go to made-to-measure feet that will adapt to the nearest centimeters to your project.
Your bathroom furniture must visually be airy, without neglecting storage. In this case, you can create an intermediate level under your washbasin so that you can slide baskets into it . The number of intermediate floors is up to you. With the pin-type feet , you can create an intermediate floor. Depending on the height of this floor, you can slide baskets also on the ground. The thin flat iron foot will allow you to imagine a maximum of 2 floors while still having space under the cabinet, in addition to your sink.
Storage under the vanity unit is by no means obligatory. They are, however, interesting for cleverly concealing the piping. For a very airy bathroom cabinet rendering or in a small space, we advise you not to provide storage space under your washbasin cabinet.
AND THE BOARD ?
Your idea becomes clearer and you now know which foot to choose. The last element to think about concerns the support.
If you go on a piece of furniture, the support is part of it so no question to ask.
If you want to create your own washbasin cabinet, we recommend different options:
It’s a good tip that you don’t think about and yet in terms of value for money, there are some nice things to be found here . Divert a work plan initially intended for a kitchen, by cutting it to the desired dimensions to make it your washbasin cabinet support.
PLANK OF WOOD
In large DIY stores or specialized wood cutting sites, you can choose your board and its dimensions . Then it's up to you to protect it from water and splashing with a protective varnish.
A stand and a board are not mandatory if your basin is very wide. This large basin acts as a support, you just have to add it feet.
A bathroom can be laid out in many ways and come in many shapes. Depending on the size of your bathroom, you can create a double sink where you will be faced with constraints such as the presence of your washing machine next to your vanity unit. Make these constraints a force to dress and choose the height of your feet.
The space provided for this furniture creation may be limited, so we focus on minimalist codes. By choosing aerial feet, a wooden board cut in the right dimensions and a washbasin cabinet to put on. The made-to-measure allows you to choose the height of your foot in order to adapt to all possible constraints. Thus, you are free to choose the basin of your choice.
That's it, you have all the information to make your own bathroom cabinet , to help you get started here is a DIY bathroom cabinet with the addition of storage.
Go take a look at all the feet we offer to dress your bathroom, by clicking here.
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