The shell of the washing machine 75 photos, shapes and forms

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Cruel man battle for every square meter in the apartment sometimes leads to very unusual ideas. The category of creative solutions can be attributed, and a symbiosis of shell with a washing machine. Layman it may seem that the vibrating during operation technique and sanitary element bathroom equipment, well in any way can not be combined, and in fact the combination has been tested in practice and once. It turned out that the pair perfectly "ripe." Of course, with minor amendments: sink require special washing machine and is suitable not for everyone. However, it is the little things that do not interfere translate into reality a bold idea. So, learn how to properly place the sink on the washing machine, and that it should be borne in mind if you plan to do it yourself.


  • Features
  • Advantages and disadvantages
  • Kinds and features selection shells
    • materials
    • The shape and size
    • sink
  • Especially the choice of washing machines
  • Stages of self-assembly
    • Basic rules of installation
    • Mounting brackets
    • installation of sink
    • installation mixer
    • Connection and installation of the washing machine
  • Interesting ideas in the interior
    • Sink with countertop
    • Installing into the countertop sink
  • conclusion


For combination with a washing machine needs a special sink flat shape. In common parlance it is called "sink-water lily." This product is not in short supply, so you can buy it at almost any large store plumbing. The machine also need specific - its height should not exceed 0.7 m, while the accepted standard in 0.85 m. Dispenser is considered, which is located at a distance of 0.8 m for a conventional handy person from floor. 0.1 m - a "reserve" on the height of the shell and an additional 3 cm (a minimum distance between the equipment and bowl). When installing the washbasin provide for a "visor", which hangs over the machine at least 5 cm. This "projection" protects the unit from the ingress of water droplets. During the installation of the machine is required to check the quality of the insulation of wires, as the risk of getting them water remains high. In the presence of the sewer pipe directly under the sink, the minimum width should be 0.58 m. If the pipe not, the allowable width criterion is reduced to 0.5 m. Nozzles washing necessarily outputted outside the housing unit. Do not forget about their inaccessibility in case you need to re-secure connection, the shifting of the vibration of the machine during operation.

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Advantages and disadvantages

If you place the sink on the washing machine owners will get some nice "bonus":

  • Space saving. This is the most important advantage of such a decision. Washing machines, despite the trend of size reduction, still occupy a lot of space in the bathroom and in the rare cases in kitchens. In the narrow room and bathrooms with toilets they are generally difficult to identify area. By placing the machine under the sink, you can free up space. Standard shelves, which are usually occupied by the cabinet with a sink, can be installed in the vacant area (with storage place many times more than what was originally huddled under the bowl washing).
  • As the standard solution is gaining momentum in popularity, most stores sell special shells, which are calculated on a symbiosis with a washing machine. The range of models is characterized by poverty, so there is plenty to choose from.
    The list of deficiencies is almost equal to the list of advantages of interior solutions, so it can be safely counted among the "50/50" category:
  • Speakers angles cars impede the free movement of the sink. Initially, members of the household may even fill bruises and "try" their little fingers with unaccustomed sharpness. Over time, such a supplement to the sink still accustomed family.
  • Frequent blockages. drain structure will be non-standard. In the conventional embodiment, the water flows down the vertical drain. Here, it will accumulate in a horizontal pipe, which will contribute to its stagnation.
Save space - one of the advantages over the sink washing machine

By "formal" disadvantages include the need to purchase and siphon a special form, which is not in the standard package. For the sake of this detail might have obbit threshold is not a sanitary shop.

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Kinds and features selection shells

As I mentioned above, for a combination of only the shell-suited lilies with a washing machine. This type of wash basins is classified into different types depending on the shape, dimensions and materials of manufacture. There are models with tap hole and without it. In the latter case, the sanitary device can be mounted on a wall, thus freeing sink for positioning cups with toothbrushes and soap dish.

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Shell-lilies are made of the same materials as the other models of washbasins:

  • Ceramics. For the manufacture of shells used two types of material: porcelain and earthenware. Compared to metal, they both have great weight. Unlike earthenware, porcelain is more expensive, has a noble whiteness, less porous and rarely covered with small cracks in the top layer glaze with prolonged use.
  • Glass. Stylish, modern solution that is suitable for bathrooms, decorated in the style of hi-tech, techno, futurism, avant-garde. Glass superbly combined with chromium surfaces. Unlike ceramic material weighs less. Manufacturers offer a variety of colors, from plain shell and to the original model with the effect Ombre and divorce. Glass long-lasting, durable material. However, it is afraid detergents abrasive effect and require daily cleaning, as visible streaks on the surface and traces of dried water droplets. Glass sink will cost several times more expensive than ceramic washbasin.
  • Metal. In comparison with stone and ceramics lightweight material. He is durable and when used carefully (regular cleaning compositions without abrasive effect) will retain its original appearance even after years of operation. The material can not be damaged and split during the drilling of technical holes. The disadvantages of the metal sinks include only increase noise flowing water, which does not occur in a collision flow of ceramic or stone.
  • A rock. Natural stone for the production of water lilies is rarely used. Among all types of materials it has the most impressive weight, which creates difficulties when installing the sink (we need a very reliable fastening). However, ecological material stone, he is not afraid of absolutely nothing and blends perfectly with the popular eco style. Synthetic analogue cheaper visually virtually indistinguishable from the original, but can crack if the sink to drop during installation.
Ceramic sink above the washing machine

Very rarely in the domestic market there are sinks made of plastic and wood. The first has not yet reached our country and are not accustomed to local stores plumbing, but are gaining in popularity abroad. Shells made of wood are considered exclusive, but are durable, but it certainly will impress guests with its colorful and eccentricity.

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The shape and size

Shell-lilies are available in five variations of forms:

  • Semicircular and round;
  • square;
  • rectangular;
  • corner;
  • Non-standard forms.
Rectangular shell of a washing machine

The latter option can be found in designer collections expensive plumbing. Such exclusive unsuitable for the budget options. With regard to size, the lilies are available in many variations, among the variety of which lead the following models:

  • Mini or Compact. Its size is just 50h64 cm. Washbasin rectangular compact is placed in any corner of the bathroom.
  • Light. Dimensions 60h61sm. Model notable presence and absence of the offset drain holes mixer.
  • Luxe Light. From "simple» Light-version differs only by 1 cm, the size of the model is 60h62 cm.
  • Bolero. The dimensions of the corner model round shape up 60h64 cm.

Also, there are models with euphonious «Deal» names «Uni», «Victoria», «Elegant». They differ not only in size but also forms. Most models are available in only one variation (for the manufacture of the material).

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Shell-lilies can have horizontal and vertical drainage system. The latter is considered more convenient, because the water under the pressure goes down quickly, reducing the risk of blockages. "Lily" with stiralka can have only horizontal drain. This feature is caused by an increased risk of exposure to electric shock. Water will go slowly, periodically stagnate in the sink and wash your hands for long periods without closing the tap, unfortunately, will not work. There are non-standard model (usually corner) in which the drain is located on the side.

Drain under the sink

Especially the choice of washing machines

The height of the machine must be 0.7 m. A combination is selected based on the ease of use of the shell. If the machine will be higher, it does not hurt to install the sink, but that wash their hands and wash the person with the average growth will not be very comfortable. Deficit washing machine height of 0.7 m, as well as bowls, water lilies, is not observed. Many well-known companies are producing such products, but something still has to sacrifice: it is not characterized by large capacity. The drum can be loaded more than 3.5 kg of laundry. If things accumulates a lot, then the washing process will be repeated many times, it is not very convenient for large families.

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Stages of self-assembly

Self-assembly and installation of the sink washing machine is divided into several stages:

  • First stage. Carrying out measurements.
  • Marking mounting holes. Mounting brackets.
  • Securing bowl sink.
  • Installation Mixer.
  • Installation of the siphon. Check operation feed / water drainage system.
  • Site preparation for the washing machine and its installation.
  • Connecting the unit.

And now look at each of these steps in more detail.

Washing machine under the sink countertop

Basic rules of installation

Before starting the installation, you should carefully read the instructions for installing the sink. Manufacturers usually clear and accessible account for all stages of work, so that buyers (especially the inexperienced) do not get lost in the abundance of unfamiliar parts. Specifically in the case of shells and combining the washing machine during installation is recommended to adhere to simple rules. They relieve the master of the problem after the completion of the work:

  • Before something or twist drill, measure ten times, and then proceed to the "cutting off". This golden rule applies to any repairs.
  • The distance between the sink bowl and the lid of the washing machine should be at least 3 cm.
  • It is necessary to check the possibility of free movement of the crane from one sanitary unit to another when one mixer is used for sinks and bath.
  • During the installation of the washing machine drain pipe is better to connect to the sewer directly. If this is not possible, the drain is connected to the siphon pipe in which purchase in advance.
  • No clear rules for the mixer installation: it can be put up as the bowl assembly to the wall, and after. Here the artist chooses exactly how it is more convenient, as all disputes are automatically unfounded.

And now look at the steps of the installation of sanitary equipment and machines in more detail.

Sink with a tap on the washing machine

Mounting brackets

Brackets are included in the standard package of additional accessories to the sink. If a lily fit the old fixtures that were previously used for the previous basin, then do not rush to dismantle them. Secondary operation will not affect the reliability of the design, if the details were made qualitatively. The process works by setting the shell in brackets is not much different from the procedure for suspended bowls. Installing new fixtures should start with a road marking on a wall surface using a level. Then the bowl sink "try on" in the proposed location. Remember the height of the washing machine, and a distance between the upper lid and the bottom of the sink. If everything matches, and measurements were made correctly, you can start drilling holes for bolts. Next, begin to attach the brackets to the wall. Tighten the bolts all the way until it is not necessary. This will be done after a full shell on the wall fixing.

Brackets on the wall

installation of sink

First, the sink is mounted on the arms, holding her hand, make the hole layout for wall mounting. Then drilled holes. They clog the liners and screw fasteners. The reverse side of the sink smeared with sealant and install the bracket. Composition prevent ingress of moisture between the sink and the wall, followed by the appearance of mold. Rounding out the full installation of fixing the bowl to the wall using a special screw-hook (also included with the kit) and tightening bracket bolts to the stop.

Instead, the sealant can fix the bar made of plastic. It also effectively protect the walls from getting wet. Rods are sold freely in stores plumbing.

installation of sink

installation mixer

The next stage is completely dedicated to the installation of the mixer. First, it must be assembled into a single unit. For different models of the process can be performed by various algorithms, for details please refer to the instructions. During operation, normally used seals, O-ring to the spout, tabs. The mixer is then fastened to the shell. The opening on the mounting plate threaded connecting hoses, and a mixer is placed a sealing ring. Secure the equipment with the help of clamping nuts. Tighten it should be careful not to overtighten. Otherwise, for example, the ceramic shell may simply crack. After the mixer is installed, it can be connected to the water supply via flexible podvodok which fix nuts. During operation, be sure to use a sealant - tape Thum. After you have installed a siphon, mixer job you want to check in. If there is a leak, then sealing compounds has been broken and will need to re-attach.

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Faucet on the sink

Connection and installation of the washing machine

With regard to installation and connection of a washing machine, in this particular case, the processes are not much different from those of conventional manipulation units are not arranged under the sink. The main thing to consider: the technique must stand on a perfectly flat surface. If there is a light slope, it must be compensated. That the machine is not to show the wonders of mobility and agility while working under it you can lay a special locking rubber mat. For the rest, you need to follow the manufacturer's instructions, which is necessarily attached to the equipment.

Washing machine hoses under the sink

Interesting ideas in the interior

Sink, combined with a washing machine in one functional element of the interior, it is itself considered to be the original and non-standard idea. And this option is used not only in the bathroom, but also in the kitchen. In the cooking zone technique further camouflages facade headset. Due to the increasing popularity of the sink and the washing machine symbiosis, not so long ago, the market began to enter the special model units for washing, which has already secured a bowl washstand. In some variations, they are complemented by a narrow side cabinet to accommodate household chemicals. To "set" organically joined to the interior of a bathroom, a washing machine is installed in the open "cabinet", the top of which is crowned with a bill countertop sink. Furniture element itself is covered with tiles to match the tiles, which finished with area shower or bath. Some designers in an effort to emphasize the design of this feature, even create a "track" on the floor of the room. It is made of ceramic tiles of a different color (other than the color of tiles used in the rest of the flooring), which is like "is" a person from entering into the washing machine and sink.

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Sink with countertop

Sink with worktop considered safer one. Bottom formed a large space, which offers a choice of accommodation for the washing machine. For safety reasons, it is set under the table top, and place under the sink, which is located at neighborhood, filled with shelves, towel holders (very original idea) or a closed cabinet type. Option has only one drawback - the high cost.

Sink with countertop of a washing machine

Installing into the countertop sink

Another original version - Overhead sinks, bowls which are literally set on the table, and not installed in it. This is a very sought-after design decision that has become fashionable in parallel with the promotion of eco-style and original hand washing basins of stone and wood. The spectacular total look models made from these materials. In general, the decision may be called "well-forgotten old", as the designers went back to basics: to the very bowls that were used a long time ago, before the invention of the aqueduct. Overhead sinks can be a variety of shapes (square, rectangular, semi-circular), but the most popular are considered to be round or oval bowl. Flowing lines emphasize their originality and soften the austerity. The solution is suitable not only to the aforementioned eco direction, but also to the high CURRENT, Scandinavian style, modernity and even classical music. A distinctive feature is the lack of shells overhead mixer hole. Installation of the bowl does not differ by increased complexity. With washing machine model can be easily combined. List of phases of work on the installation of the equipment will have to be supplemented by another step for the master - fixing countertops, which will precede the installation of most of the bowl.

Installing into the countertop sink


Washing machine under the sink - the best option for small apartments. In the interior of the bathroom or the kitchen this decision looks pretty cool and unusual. When the composition of the cup and of the art to supplement the mirror storage system, a pair of holders for towels or a narrow shelf of wood, properly matched in color and texture, this symbiosis is filled with harmony and will be a highlight of the room design.