Basins: A Guide To Choosing The Best For Your Bathroom

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There are a surprising number of options when it comes to choosing your new bathroom sink, so how do you know which will be best suited to your space? Is it for a larger family bathroom or a small en-suite space? Do you need to include storage or are you more of a minimalist? We’ve put together a handy guide to help you choose the basin that is right for you…

Wall Mounted

This is a great option if you are working with a small space such as an en-suite or a cloakroom bathroom. It can be fitted at a height to suit your needs and will maximise the space available so the room doesn’t feel cluttered.


A corner basin is perfect for a cloakroom bathroom, making use of space that might otherwise be wasted. Installing the basin in the corner means you leave more wall space free for other fittings.


This is the most popular type of basin and will suit a more traditional bathroom design. They come a variety of sizes and styles and usually come in two options – semi or full pedestal. A semi pedestal basin can be wall mounted, as we discussed earlier this is a great option if you’re looking to maximize space. A full pedestal basin sits on the floor. This hides all pipework and plumbing from view and allows for a larger, heavier basin as the pedestal supports it.

Countertop & Semi-recessed

A countertop basin is a great addition to an modern bathroom suite. Its sleek, freestanding look makes it ideal if you prefer more minimalist design. Similarly, a semi-recessed basin is a classic style that will suit any modern bathroom suite. It is similar to a countertop basin, however the basin is partly immersed into the countertop, with the front section on show.

Vanity Unit

A vanity unit is the ultimate mix of style and function, perfect for any bathroom in need of a little more storage space. Combining the basin within a storage unit and often also including a mirror, you have somewhere to store toiletries out of sight without taking up any extra space.

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