Choosing Bathroom Basin: A Know-How Guide
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Published by TOP4 Team
With all the different basin types, sizes, shapes and materials to choose from, finding the right one can be challenging. Consider the following tips that will help you choose what’s best for your bathroom.
Who will use your bathroom?
Adults, children, guests or all three? This is necessary when considering how many basins you’ll need, what shape and material. If you experience the 'morning rush hour', then double basin might come useful. An above counter basin is perfect for an en-suite, but for the kids or family bathroom, an inset or vanity basin might be easier to use.
What about storage & bench needs?
Before choosing your basin, consider how much storage and bench space you need. Prefer a generously sized bench? It might be worth asking a cabinet maker to custom design one for you. What about drawers and cupboards? A cabinet maker can also help here, or you can purchase a storage unit and team it up with a wall-hung basin.
A perfect match?
Are you going for a classic look, or organic and soft-edged, or maybe something minimalist and contemporary? Whatever your decision is, be clear about your choice and stick to it. With a number of basin designs out there, knowing exactly the look you're after will help you make the right choice.
If you need more space...
Consider a wall hung basin (and even toilet). These are fixed directly to the wall, saving valuable floor space and creating a minimalist look.
Keep levels in mind.
Counter top basin can help compensate for low counters in your bathroom, raising the basin level up considerably.
Basins come with a variety of tap hole configurations from none at all to one or three tap holes. The basin you choose will determine the type of taps you can select. For above counter basins, you need to consider wall-mounted taps or a tower basin mixer. To maximise your basin's capacity, be sure to check that your tower basin mixer sits well above your basin.
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