From early in the morning until the last thing you do before you go to bed, the bathroom basin is an important part of your daily hygiene rituals. For this very reason, it is very important to adapt it to your specific needs. The design is crucial, not only to provide style but to also ensure the ultimate functionality. Nowadays, you can find different basin options on the market, ranging from under counter basin to wall-mounted basins, each with its unique benefits.
Under Counter Basin
This option provides a seamless continuation of the countertop as it sits below the countertop with its rim attached to the underside of the countertop. Aside from creating more workspace area, the under counter basin is also pretty easy to clean – spills can be wiped directly into the basin, making it ideal for busy family bathrooms. The unobstructed surface of the bathroom vanity with an under counter basin minimizes the view of the basin, providing the space with a rich and elegant aesthetics.
Above Counter Basin
This basin comes in a variety of shapes – from the rounded basin contours of the contemporary bathroom to the more angular square basin often associated with the modern style. This type of basin is mounted on top of the counter and suits well the main en-suit bathroom where it can create a dramatic effect. It provides a deep container that can hold a lot of water, however, it does not provide a workspace area.
Drop-in basins are semi-recessed basins with most of the basin sitting below the counter. The basin rim sits above the counter and it is available in a number of shapes and thicknesses – from a slim rim that sits almost flush with the countertop to a variety of chunkier versions.
This basin is attached directly to the wall and can be fitted directly against the wall or into a wall corner to free up floor space. This basin is fixed directly to the wall without the need to sit in or on a countertop. Wall-mounted basins look streamlined and give a minimalist feel, making them ideal for smaller bathrooms. As there is no bathroom vanity, storage space is limited. And if there is no countertop, the workspace also becomes limited.
Popular for its sleek, elegant contour, a pedestal basin can be a good fit for a traditional style or a sexy modern look (depending on the design) bathroom. It is a good choice for powder rooms and guest baths where space is limited and storage is less important. A mirror or bathroom cabinet is often placed above the basin with ample lighting to facilitate grooming.