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Buying Guide To Bathroom Basins

February 27, 2015
Buying Guide To Bathroom Basins

The bathroom basin is one of the most used items in the home and as such, not only does it need to be very functional but it also needs to suit your lifestyle and, preferably your design style. Luckily, there is plenty of choice available when it comes to selecting a bathroom basin that will best suit your requirements. However, given the choice available it can also be an overwhelming process when it comes to narrowing down your selection. Therefor, we've compiled this bathroom basin guide to help assist you choose the perfect bathroom basin for your bathroom renovation.

Above Counter Basins

As the name perfectly suggests, an above counter basin is installed on top of your bathroom vanity. The above counter basin can make for a striking focal point to your bathroom and can come in a variety of sizes, shapes, materials and textures.

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Under Counter Basins

If a minimalist, streamlined look is what your after for your bathroom renovation then, an under counter basin is a terrific solution. Again, as the name suggests, the under counter basin is installed into a vanity with the whole basin underneath the benchtop so, the basin has a flush finish with the benchtop. Be it oval, circle, square or rectangle, this is a lovely style of basin for a modern bathroom renovation. The under counter basin is a great solution for those wanting more bathroom benchtop space.

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Wall Hung Basins

The wall hung basin is fixed to the wall and often has exposed pipes also coming through the wall. They can come in a variety of shapes and sixes and given they are fixed to the wall, you have flexibility of the height installation.

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Corner Wall Hung Basins

A corner wall hung basin is triangular in shape and fixed to the corner of the bathroom. The corner wall hung basin is a great solution for bathrooms, en-suites or powder rooms that may have design restrictions such as limited space.

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Inset Basins

Inset basins are mounted in the bathroom vanity with half the bathroom basin below the benchtop and the other half above. The advantage of these is that they still have the depth of a basin but, they are not as exposed on the top like an above counter basin so a great solution for bathrooms for children as they don't need to reach as high to wash hands.

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Semi Recessed Basins

Semi Recessed Basins tend to provide more vanity space as they overhang the vanity benchtop marginally. The tap, in most cases, is closer to the person using the basin so a great design solution for children.

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Freestanding Basins

A freestanding basin makes for a striking focal point to your bathroom. Like a freestanding bath, a freestanding basin stands alone, usually away from a wall and the pipe-works come up through the floor.

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Pedestal Basins

A pedestal basin is a basin mounted on a support column and are often associated with more traditional designed bathrooms.

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Bathroom Basin Material

When it comes to selecting the material your bathroom basin will be made of, there are numerous options available. Keeping in mind the style and look of your bathroom will ultimately help you decide what material will be best suited for your bathroom basin and needs. Are you hoping to create a tranquil, outdoors meets indoors style bathroom retreat? Then consider materials like bamboo or a lovely natural stone. After a more modern, sleek hotel style bathroom? Then stone composite, glass or porcelain may be your choice. Just renovating an investment property and wanting a simple, clean, hassle free bathroom style? Then you can't go past the very reliable ceramic basin.

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