Ikea Lillangen sink

A Tiny Sink for a Tiny Bathroom

I know that this is an issue that arises for many people when you try to renovate a space, or try to squeeze in an extra bathroom or powder room.  Often, we find ourselves constrained by the space and a typical bathroom vanity is too large for the space.  Some will go with the small corner sink which is not ideal in terms of function.  Most, like me, want a full sized sink that doesn’t feel like a small sink.  My bathroom project will allow for a 24″ wide sink / vanity, but the depth (from the wall to to the front of the sink) needs to be very small.  I was able to locate a sink from IKEA that worked perfectly for my space. Maybe this will work for your small bath renovation as well.

The sink is their LILLÅNGEN sink.  The link below (click on the image) shows you the wall mount version, but if you want some storage, they even have an inexpensive vanity cabinet that can be used with or without legs.  This cabinet is made to provide a little storage an allow for the plumbing to run behind.

Ikea Lillangen sink

Sink with brackets: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S09894062/
Sink without brackets: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/70207144/
9 7/8″ deep vanity cabinet: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50205155/

I would strongly recommend that you purchase your faucet directly from IKEA as well.  We purchased the Krakskar, along with our sink, at a price of $39.99. For that price, I expected a run-of-the-mill, marginal quality, lightweight faucet.  Boy, was I surprised.  This was a quality faucet that included the unique drain plug setup (not even needed since the sink ships with one) and even came with braided supply lines pre-installed.  In addition to that, the single hole faucets are not common and are a bit pricey.  Click the image (below) for a direct link to the Krakskar faucet.

Krakskar single hole faucet, IKEA

Here is a photo of our Lillangen Sink.  This is located in a cottage with a 5′ x 5′ bathroom.  We choose to wall mount the cabinet without legs.

Lillangen Sink from Ikea. with Krakskar faucet




5 responses to “A Tiny Sink for a Tiny Bathroom”

  1. cheryl Aubuchon

    how do we order the wall brackets for this sink ikea is out of them send to aubuchonmm@sbcglobal.

    1. Cheryl,

      It amazes me that Ikea is still this far behind in the ecommerce world. I don’t have an Ikea nearby and have been forced to locate products on EBay or to travel a couple of hundred miles to the nearest Ikea. It is a fun day trip, but if you just need a sink bracket, the gas will add up.

      I did some searching and didn’t locate any resellers of the LILLÅNGEN sink brackets. In fact, there appear to be many people who have found some alternative uses for the brackets which might account for the low supply.

      I would recommend creating a saved search on EBay or search your local Craigslist. You can create an alert at a site like http://www.ifttt.com or http://www.zapier.com that will send you a text as soon as the product is added to Ebay or Craigslist. Give it a try and good luck.

      WNY Handyman

  2. Sharon

    My question is how this low profile sink attaches to the cabinet. I bought the white cabinet with beadboard front. The sink has 2 holes in opposite corners on the bottom but they don’t seem to line up to anything on the cabinet. Was thinking I would screw wood strips or metal brackets if I can find something that looks like it would work inside the cabinet so they stick up inside the underside of the sink. Are there brackets that I am unaware of?

    1. Sharon,

      This sink doesn’t attach to the base with any fastener. An adhesive caulk should be all that is needed. I think the holes you are referring to are just part of the manufacturing process and I would not attempt to attach anything using those holes since it could crack the sink.

      We used an adhesive caulk in our installation and this is not going anywhere. In our installation the caulking along the wall added a ton of “hold”.

      I used the following “Loctite 1515861 Polyseamseal Tub and Tile Adhesive Caulk, 5.5-Ounce Tube, White” which can be purchased at just about any hardware store.

      Good luck.

  3. fixitmanarizona

    Wall mounted sinks? Are you crazy? The only type I’d trust would be a ceramic sink with the metal brackets and no cabinet underneath, the old type! Otherwise, spring for a vanity so the sink has some support. The way most walls are made now (hollow drywall) with wide (16″ on center) studs behind them (if you can find them) I’d never trust a wall mount unless it had a sturdy metal bracket screwed into the wall!
    It isn’t like walls are solid like they used to be, back in lathe & plaster days, or when there were wood walls, or concrete block! I hate all the new houses with drywall in them if for no other reason than that they aren’t very solid. Wish drywall would just GO AWAY and be replaced by wood, metal, or ceramic or concrete walls, or rammed earth for exteriors.

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