Choosing the right basin for your bathroom isn’t as straight forward as you’d expect. With so many basins available, and various mounting styles there are a few things you need to take into consideration before shopping.
Here’s a guide to the different basin mounting types, so you can make a more informed choice about what will suit your bathroom.
Great bathroom design is about making the best use of the space you have. It’s also about keeping clutter to a minimum, whilst keeping the room functional. The corner basin is ideal for the smaller bathroom, and offers an easy way to be creative within a tighter space.
You have no choice over where you position a corner basin, but there are hundreds of designs to choose from. They’re also available in anything from traditional ceramic, to modern glass.
As the name suggests this type of basin sits on top of a vanity unit, or some other stand alone piece of furniture. Whilst these are more traditional in their heritage, you’ll find them in a whole host of shapes.
From traditional rectangular units, to ovular shaped basins you’re sure to find a countertop basin that goes perfectly with the rest of your bathroom.
These are the complete opposite to countertop basins in their design. Rather than sitting on top of a vanity unit, the recessed basin comes immersed within the unit. This gives the impression of more space, and has the additional benefit of keeping all pipe work concealed.
You are also less likely to catch your head on the side of it when bending to fetch something from the vanity unit underneath.
If you do not have a vanity unit then a pedestal basin is a worthy option. These are very basic, affordable, and efficient. You have a plain pedestal bottom which cleverly conceals your pipe work, on top of which sits your basin.
They’re simple to install, and look very neat and tidy. Ideal for smaller spaces, these basins come in different shapes, sizes, and designs.
Wall Hung Basins
If space is at a premium then a wall-hung basin is probably the answer. Perfect for cloakrooms or small second bathrooms, these units attach straight onto a wall. They have no pedestal or vanity unit, meaning the room is left feeling far more open and spacious.
The semi-recessed basin blends in perfectly to most bathroom set-ups. Part hidden, they’ll conceal your pipes and provide a focal point, without taking over the whole room.
These are enjoying somewhat of a revival at present, and are a popular choice of those with younger families.
Like most designs they’re found in different shapes and sizes, so you’ll be able to find something that matches the rest of your suite.
Other Things To Consider
In summary there are the different mounting styles available. What else do you need to think about before choosing a basin for your bathroom?
What material do you want?
Are you looking for the more traditional feel of ceramic, or do you want the stylish modern look of glass?
How big is your bathroom?
If you only have a small space you need to think about the best way to utilize it. Would the room benefit from a smaller corner basin, or would you like to get a counter top basin to sit on a vanity unit creating a storage solution?
What’s your budget?
Think about how much money you want to spend. If you’re looking for something plain and functional, you’re going to pay far less than if you want an ultra-sleek modern design.
Take some time to shop around, and don’t forget to take those all important measurements. Whatever design or mounting style you choose, you need to make sure it’s going to fit!