How to Choose a Basin or Sink for your Bathroom
Featured in family bathrooms and shower rooms, en-suites and cloakrooms, the wash basin plays an important role in your daily life. Your bathroom wash basin will be used by most people who enter your home. But as well as the practical use, a stunning wash basin or sink installation can be a beautiful feature in its own right.
There are many varieties of bathroom sink including pedestal basins, wall hung basins, countertop basins, fully recessed basins, semi recessed basins, stone basins and washstands, with styles to suit both contemporary and traditional bathroom suites. There will be a basin to suit your needs whether you want to create a focal point, maximize space or get extra storage.
What is a Pedestal Basin?
The pedestal basin is the cornerstone of many bathroom suites as the most popular type of sink available. The floor-length pedestal gives extra support to the bathroom wash basin while concealing unsightly pipe-work to give a clean and tidy look. Available in both traditional and modern designs, there is a pedestal basin to complement any bathroom suite.
Pedestal basins look stunning in vintage bathrooms and there are many styles of sink available with period flourishes, splashbacks and decorative taps for that authentic Victorian look.
This timeless traditional design with a high splashback and elegant pedestal exudes the classic styling of yesteryear, and hard-wearing vitreous china construction will also stand the test of time.
Cutting-edge pedestal basin designs can bring a minimalist touch to a contemporary bathroom and create a bold, clean look.
What is a Half Pedestal Basin?
If space is at a premium then a half pedestal wash basin is a great solution. A half pedestal basin conceals the pipe-work without reaching fully to the floor, creating the illusion of more floor space. This also allows you to position the sink at a height to suit the needs of your household. The floor space beneath the sink gives the option of storing away those bathroom essentials in a basket or small unit.
What is a Wall Hung Basin?
The ultimate space saving solution for compact bathrooms, cloakrooms or en-suites, a wall hung basin has become a popular and practical choice. As it mounts directly on to a wall without the need for a pedestal, a wall hung sink offers all the functionality of a basin without taking up any floor space. Like the half pedestal basin, this type of sink can be positioned exactly at the correct height to suit you and your family.
To further maximise your bathroom space, a corner wall hung basin is shaped to enable it to fit into awkward spaces. A compact three sided basin is ideal for small bathrooms, cloakrooms and en-suites. With contemporary curves and optional chrome accessories, it provides a practical yet visually stylish sink which will complement a range of bathroom designs.
What is a Countertop Basin?
Bringing high-end designer style to your bathroom, a beautiful countertop wash basin makes an eye-catching centrepiece and is the perfect choice if you want to make your sink a focal point in your suite.
Countertop basins and wash bowls are designed to sit directly on a level surface, shelf or furniture unit. Each wash basin has a level flat base ensuring an easy yet beautiful mount and finish. When a countertop basin is mounted onto a furniture unit then your bathroom products can be tidily put away and kept out of sight.
Combining chic contemporary styling with a robust construction and premium craftsmanship, a modern basin combines functionality with effortless style making it a perfect choice for any contemporary setting.
What is a Fully Recessed Basin?
If you want a streamlined, minimalist look then a fully recessed basin is an ideal option. Sometimes known as inset basins, these sinks sit fully within a counter top or unit. All pipework can be concealed within the unit below, which ensures a clean streamlined look. Fully recessed wash basins provide a sleek addition to any bathroom and come in a vast range of traditional and contemporary styles. Fully recessed sinks can be mounted into a furniture unit, providing useful storage for towels and toiletries.
What is a Semi Recessed Basin?
Unlike fully recessed basins which sit directly in the countertop, a semi-recessed basin sits only partially within it, leaving the front of the sink exposed. This stylish design flourish is a popular choice and can be purchased along with a furniture unit or attached to your existing unit in order to provide extra bathroom storage.
Traditionally styled from hard wearing vitreous china construction, a beautiful semi-recessed sink would be a fabulous focal point in any family bathroom installation.
What is a Wash Stand?
A timeless classic, the wash stand is equally at home in both period and modern bathrooms, blurring the lines between traditional and contemporary design. Sometimes known as console basins, wash stands have a high end look, featuring elegant legs supporting the basin but with the addition of towel rails and storage shelves they can be immensely practical too. These bathroom wash basins capture the essence of yesteryear but can equally impress as part of a contemporary installation. A beautiful wash stand can make a wonderful centrepiece to the perfect bathroom.
The Etoile Vergennes Basin Stand and Basin from Imperial Bathrooms is an elegant addition to any traditional interior, exuding Edwardian grandeur and opulence. The stand is exquisitely detailed with a glimmering chrome finish and features a pure white basin made from Vitreous China. The towel rails and glass shelf add storage options to its stunning aesthetics.
Complete this vintage look with the Imperial Bathrooms' Bec Three Hole Basin Mixer Kit, featuring a elegant long spout and black lever handles beautifully complementing the grand style of the wash stand.
Sink and Basin Brands
Bathroom City have a comprehensive range of bathroom sinks and wash basins from many of the leading names in the industry, including RAK Ceramics, Burlington, Heritage, Phoenix, BC Designs and Aqua Cabinets.
Our selection of pedestal basins, wall hung basins, countertop basins, fully recessed basins, semi recessed basins, stone basins and washstands from such prestigious brands ensure that at Bathroom City you are sure to make the right choice.