Choosing the right basin for your bathroom

Without a basin, practically every bathroom in existence would be useless. Where would we wash our hands and clean our teeth?!

Imagining the world without basins aside, ensuring you have one that perfectly suits your bathroom is essential. If you’re feeling a bit stuck for choice when it comes to purchasing your new basin (and we can’t say we blame you, there's tonnes of choice out there!)

To help you get one step closer to the bathroom of your dreams, here’s our handy basin buying guide.

It’s all about the style

There are dozens of different style basins out there; pedestal basins, wall mounted basins, semi-recessed basins (basins which half sit on a countertop), traditional basins, cloakroom basins, countertop basins, and corner basins are the styles you’re most likely to see, although we’re sure many more will exist out there. 

We recommend taking a look at the pros and cons of each type, and envisioning them in your bathroom. If you’re struggling, try and round down what would be an inconvenience for you and work from there – for example; that a pedestal basin would take up too much space – or what would help to make the most of the room you have if you’re limited for space, I.E. a corner basin. 

Feeling colourful?

Another thing you’ll want to consider is colour. Most basins are available in the classic white colour that we all know and love, but there are also glass and chrome varieties available, amongst others. Practically all basin materials are easy to clean and are resistant to the likes of rusting, so it’s more aesthetic values that you should concern yourself with.

White ceramic sinks, chrome sinks, and glass sinks all consist of fairly neutral colours, meaning they will complement any bathroom’s colour scheme rather well. Glass and chrome will offer a more modern, contemporary feel, whilst classic white ceramic offers a more traditional, homely look.

Ultimately, it’s all up to your imagination and personal preference which material you choose – after all; it’s your bathroom, not anyone else’s!

If you’re struggling to install your basin, please don’t hesitate to contact a trusted professional – it would be a shame for you to have to do without such an essential item for an extended period of time! 

Should you require further assistance with choosing a basin that is right for your bathroom, please feel free to contact us