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Old 11-22-2011, 12:54 PM
 
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First off, the relative size of the drains is different, but that is generally NOT going to be either something that matters for "code compliance" or any expensive retrofit. Drain lines commonly have adapters to allow smaller or larger traps to fit the sink.

Secondly I have seen MANY manufacturers offer very nice "laundry sinks in cabinets" that work very well as powder room or similar here is just one example: Vanity Laundry Sink - 31-inch Cabinet with Single Bowl - Stufurhome

I have seen even "jetted sinks" that use the same technology as whirlpools to sort of "hand wash" delicates. MTI MTI Jentle Jet Jetted Laundry Sink 25" x 22" x 11 1/2" - MTLS110J by QualityBath.com

Many nice options: Deca Laundry Sink - UL110 by QualityBath.com

Kohler has a whole line of compact utility sinks that can be used as a combo in a lav or laundry, plus they make a very nice "remote drain" strainer assembly that keeps your hands out of the mucky water. I saw folks put these in to help clean their pets and such: Kohler K-6655-1U-0 PARK FALLS Park Falls Undercounter Utility Sink White*-*eFaucets.com
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Old 11-26-2011, 10:09 PM
 
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You will have to consider the faucet and not just the sink. You can't use a bathroom faucet with a kitchen sink because the spacing is different. And a kitchen faucet doesn't have a pop-up drain. Obviously kitchen faucets have basket strainers that can be covered. Just something you should consider.

As for the depth of a kitchen sink, a bathroom vanity will have a fixed fascia panel to hide the inset sink, which is usually only four or six inches high. Obviously if you put a kitchen sink into it, the sink basin is going to hang down below that panel and be visible when you open the vanity doors. I suppose this isn't necessarily a problem if you're willing to accept that condition.
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Old 11-30-2011, 12:41 PM
 
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First off, the relative size of the drains is different, but that is generally NOT going to be either something that matters for "code compliance" or any expensive retrofit. Drain lines commonly have adapters to allow smaller or larger traps to fit the sink.

Secondly I have seen MANY manufacturers offer very nice "laundry sinks in cabinets" that work very well as powder room or similar here is just one example: Vanity Laundry Sink - 31-inch Cabinet with Single Bowl - Stufurhome

I have seen even "jetted sinks" that use the same technology as whirlpools to sort of "hand wash" delicates. MTI MTI Jentle Jet Jetted Laundry Sink 25" x 22" x 11 1/2" - MTLS110J by QualityBath.com

Many nice options: Deca Laundry Sink - UL110 by QualityBath.com

Kohler has a whole line of compact utility sinks that can be used as a combo in a lav or laundry, plus they make a very nice "remote drain" strainer assembly that keeps your hands out of the mucky water. I saw folks put these in to help clean their pets and such: Kohler K-6655-1U-0 PARK FALLS Park Falls Undercounter Utility Sink White*-*eFaucets.com
wow! who knew a laundry sink could be so pretty?
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Old 11-30-2011, 02:42 PM
 
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While I don't want the true depth of a laundry/utility sink I would like to be able to soak things periodically in the bathroom and not the kitchen upstairs.
Since you rejected the bucket idea...
where do bathroom users wash their hands when you have things soaking in the laundry sink?
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