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Choosing the Perfect Bathroom Sink

No bathroom can fully function without a washbasin - it's a must-have – so why not let it take centre stage. Discovering a theme for your bathroom space is key and will help you stick to the straight and narrow when searching for that perfect sink. By now you’ve probably spent hours scrolling on Instagram or Pinterest, overwhelmed with choice, so take a little time with a cuppa and read on.

Let us help you discover the perfect basin to either sit proudly in your space-saving cloakroom or shine in your luxury en-suite. We’ve narrowed down a long old list and brought to you our top picks from each type.

Countertop Basins & Washbowls

Countertop basins and washbowls look great proudly standing atop wall-mounted vanity units, we love them in combination with a co-ordinating composite stone or Corian style worktops. They add a lavish spa-like aesthetic to your bathroom space while still retaining a chic and natural feel.

The Duravit LUV basin oozes simplistic Nordic style and comes in a choice of four elegant finishes: white, white satin matt, sand satin matt and grey satin matt, meaning you can find the perfect style for your home.

Countertop sink in blue bathroom
White countertop sinks

Wall Hung Basins

Wall-mounted or wall hung basins are sinks that can be fixed or bolted to the wall to create the impression that they are ‘floating’. These basins are often combined with a simple, sleek bottle trap. Wall hung basins will save precious floor space as they do not require a pedestal and they are often available in compact & short projection variants making them ideal for small bathrooms and cloakrooms. A popular choice for those looking for budget bathrooms. Take a look below at some of our favourites…

Wall hung sink and mirror
Small wall hung sink

Pedestal Basins

The trusty pedestal basin is an enduring bathroom staple that has been around for yonks and is a great option for those looking for an affordable bathroom solution. Pedestal sinks are available in a huge range of sleek and modern shapes & sizes but nowadays pedestal basins are most popular in traditional styles basin for those looking for that authentic vintage bathroom look.

Pedestal sink in traditional bathroom
Pedestal sink in green bathroom

Semi-Recessed Basins

Tidy and compact, semi-recessed basins offer the perfect solution for those looking to maximise storage potential. Often used with fitted bathroom furniture, these basins protrude slightly from the surrounding fitted furniture and worktops to maximise space whilst the taps remain within easy reach. Take a look at some of our favourite styles below…

Semi-recessed sinks and cabinets

Inset & Undermount Basins

Whether it’s an inset, undermount, undercounter or recessed basin you’re after, we can assure you - you’re in the right place! Usually combined with Corian and popular composite stone surfaces, these sunken sinks scream luxury hotel vibe - practical and premium. You can elevate your stylish space even further by pairing one of these basins with a contemporary wall mounted basin mixer

Inset sink
Pink bathroom
Undermount sink in wooden furniture

Washstands & Consoles

Usually paired with wall hung basins, washstands and consoles transform a humble basin into an opulent and indulgent centrepiece. Rich in both form and function, the practicality of a washstand is there for all to see, while consoles are a more extravagant alternative.

We’re huge fans of these Thomas Crapper washstands that deliver a stripped-back, functional aesthetic while retaining all the class and heritage associated with the brand.

Washstands in white traditional bathroom

Furniture Basins

Perhaps the most popular choice right now, these beauties are sinks designed to be used in a combination with dedicated modular furniture or vanity units. Vanity units are available in either floor standing or wall-mounted variants, in a range of different finishes and textures with a choice of doors or drawers. Best of all, these combinations don’t just look great, they offer ample storage space so you can hide your clutter and create that oh so calming minimalist look…

White bathroom
You’ll find our online selection of furniture basins in our Vanity Units section.
Still not sure? View our entire range of online Basins or call us and we’ll offer a helping hand…

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