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Micro Sinks – Making a (Tiny) Splash

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A micro-sink is a tiny little sink that can sit on any surface, including crates or other removable storage.

One of the latest trends in bathroom design is the bath micro sink. Though it seems a bit odd, this new fixture can be very useful in smaller bathrooms or in bathrooms where several people need to share the facilities. These sinks are used in kitchens, laundry rooms, and other areas of the home as well.

Space Considerations

A micro sink is about the size of a three-ring binder lying flat.  These sinks require very little in the way of plumbing. You should be able to run one small pipe to the sink and allow it to connect to any other water supply in the room.  (Call us if you don’t want to DIY!) The micro sink is especially attractive if you do not have the space available to put in new cabinets. You can sit the micro sink on any surface, including crates or other removable storage.


The primary purpose of a micro sink is to allow for an extra person to get ready with very little space. While two-sink bathrooms are very popular, particularly in master bathroom suites, already-built homes may not have the space needed to make adding another entire sink unit, even with a pedestal, a possibility. Instead the micro sink permits you to make space for a second adult – or teen! – to get ready in a bathroom without making any major changes.

A micro sink also allows you to add a great feature without a lot of work in terms of re-running plumbing lines. Often adding a second sink means tearing out the backsplash or drywall, which can become a monstrous chore, but the micro sink can connect easily to existing plumbing lines.

Half-Bath Ideas

You also can have a micro sink in a half-bath where you have little room. In a half-bath, you will not need to store anything except an extra hand towel and toilet paper. You can use a small decorative basket for these storage needs and then put a micro sink in the room. You can add this bathroom for very little square footage, and it will increase the value of your Boston home. This type of sink also works with a half-wall bathroom set-up because you can put the sink along the wall or beside it.

Handicapped Ease

Micro sinks also work well for handicapped people who need to use a restroom. People in wheelchairs often need to be able to access the sink without the bulk of the cabinets underneath, and a micro sink provides the perfect opportunity for this set up.

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