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Ways to make your laundry room stylish with laundry troughs

Your chosen laundry trough can contribute a lot to the overall look and functionality of your laundry room.

Laundry troughs have several uses, including cleaning gardening tools, bathing your pets, and many more. Due to the several uses of laundry troughs, these come in several styles, models, and sizes. Choose the right laundry trough that suits your needs and the style you want your laundry room to achieve.

Here is a guide on how to choose a suitable laundry trough that suits your needs and to achieve a stylish laundry room:

1. Location

Your chosen location for your new sink is permanent and must be near your existing washer and dryer. Your washer, dryer, and sink will be sharing a channel drain. Your plumbing engineer will add your new sink to your existing washer and dryer’s plumbing and drain.

If your chosen location for your laundry trough is spacious, you can add a counter around for extra workspace, and have cabinets installed underneath for extra storage. However, if you have limited space, a slimline laundry tub would be a good option. It is compact, functional and can be stylish at the same time.

2. Installation type

Laundry troughs have three installation types that you can choose from, depending on your style preference and the available space in your laundry room.

a. Stand-alone sinks

Stand-alone sinks are wall-mounted sinks that are installed away from countertops. This type of installation is ideal if you have limited space. This type of installation can achieve an industrial look because of the visible pipes.

b. Drop-in/over-mount

The sink is fitted over a hole on a countertop. The rim of your laundry trough is visible.

There are different materials used for drop-in style of sinks, just choose what fits your budget and style. Also, you can change the tiles and colours of your countertop, and cabinets underneath to meet your style preference.

c. Undermount installation

This type of sink installation is installed underneath the countertop and completely covers the rim. This is the right type of sink installation if you want to achieve a contemporary look on your laundry room.

3. Materials

Your chosen material for your laundry trough can affect the overall look of your laundry room. Here are some of the materials commonly used in laundry troughs:

a. Cast iron

Traditional laundry sinks are made from cast iron covered with enamel. This type of material can give your laundry room a vintage look.

b. Stainless steel

This material is a popular option because it is light and sturdy at the same time. A stainless steel laundry trough can give your laundry room an industrial vibe.

c. Porcelain

Porcelain is a choice among homemakers who want to achieve a shabby chic look in their laundry room. Porcelain represents timeless beauty.

d. Ceramic

Ceramic can also give your laundry room a shabby chic or a vintage look. Ceramic is appealing because of its shine.

A pretty laundry trough can surely update the look of your laundry room. However, you also have to invest in the right stormwater drainage products and drainage system.

For your laundry trough and other plumbing needs, please visit Everhard.