Choosing a new basin is an exciting part of remodelling or updating your bathroom – with a range of shapes and styles available, this essential feature is also important in dictating theme and mood.
We’ve all felt the frustration that arises when we notice that the water in the sink is also rising at a time that it shouldn’t be. There are many reasons why a bathroom basin can become blocked, and if you’re facing a slow drain situation, we feel your pain.
A good basin can be a real feature in your bathroom, and many options are available that are stylish, practical, and affordable. However, before you buy one, you will need to consider a number of things including the size, colour and style of the bathroom. Whether you want a modernist rectangular basin, or a more traditional Victorian vanity unit with built-in drawers, there are basins available to suit every style of bathroom.
Shape and style are two very important things to consider when choosing a new basin. If the rest of the bathroom fixtures feature defined, angular lines, then it is easy to choose a similarly angular basin to match. However, if your bathroom is not especially lined or rounded, choosing between the two styles for your basin unit can be tricky.
What differentiates one bathroom basin from another? When looking for a new basin to install into your home, it can be tricky to know the difference straight away. In reality, the options are almost endless; basins come in all shapes, sizes and materials to suit every style.
The question of where to place your bathroom basin can be tricky. Many can be fixed on top of a pedestal, whereas others need to be built into a worktop or vanity unit. Deciding which approach to take for your bathroom basin is often a matter of space and can also be down to personal taste in terms of appearance.
When you buy a bathroom basin, there are a few extra things you will need to buy along with it. These include: a basin waste, taps, potentially a pedestal or unit, and if it’s going to be wall-mounted you will need a bottle trap.
Basins need not take up lots of space. Indeed, if you are working with a small room, they can fit neatly into one corner and save you precious wall and floor space.
Basins are an essential part of a bathroom suite, but they don’t have to cost a fortune. There are a range of good quality basins available at a reasonable price, which can kit out your bathroom to a high standard on a very small budget.