Bathroom basins: A buyer’s guide

When it comes to choosing a new washbasin, there are a few options to select from. You’ll need to think about the space that you have available, and then what style you’d like your new bathroom to be. This handy guide is designed to help you pick the right sink for you.

 

What type of bathroom is it?

To begin, think about what type of bathroom the sink is for and how much space you have available. For cloakrooms, ensuites and very small bathrooms, corner basins and cloakroom basins are a fantastic option as they are compact and can be paired with furniture to maximise storage. Most of our suites have a corner or cloakroom basin option. For larger bathrooms, you can opt for whichever style of basin suits the design of your new bathroom, the choice really is yours. To view our full range of basins, check out pages 153-183 of our latest brochure.

Choose a type of basin

Standard basin

This is the most common type of sink and is available in a range of shapes and sizes - full pedestal, semi-pedestal and bottle trap.


Countertop

This type of basin simply sits on top of the furniture unit, making it easy to install.


Semi-recessed

Semi-recessed basins generally offer a deeper bowl and a stylish contrast between basin and worktop. Installation requires a Drawerline furniture unit and worktop.


Vessel

Vessel basins, like the Rocca Debba and Roca Meridian, sit on top of the worktop and give an exceptionally modern look. Complete the look with a tall basin mixer tap or a wall-mounted tap.

What type of taps do you like?

Matching your tap design to the rest of your bathroom can really give a complete high-quality finish. If your bathroom has a traditional look, taps like the Heritage Gracechurch are a great choice for creating a timeless style. If your bathroom is modern and contemporary, the Crosswater Kelly Hoppen Zero 3 might be a perfect fit. You’ll need to ensure that the tap you like can be fitted to your chosen basin, as some basins have only one hole for a mixer tap, whereas others have two holes for separate hot and cold taps. For further help with choosing the right type of taps, we’ve created a handy taps buyer’s guide.



Have you considered bathroom furniture?

Add a splash of colour to your new bathroom whilst creating extra storage options with furniture. We have a range of fitted and modular furniture options in modern and traditional styles, including compact solutions for small bathrooms. You can even customise your storage with our range of handles and worktops!

 
 

Don’t forget your wastes…

You’ll need to select what waste you’d like for your new wash basin - a traditional plug, a clicker that you press in or out to hold or release water, or a flipper which spins 90 degrees to open and close.

Book a free bathroom design appointment

Explore our range of basins in our latest brochure or book an appointment to visit your local Bathroom Showroom. Whether you just need help selecting the right basin for your space or you'd like some expert advice about your whole bathroom project, we're here to help.