How to choose a bathroom sink

10 Jul, 2017

How to choose a bathroom sink

Ever bought a sink for your bathroom? Every so often we all need to refurbish and refresh our bathrooms. As homeowners we can often worry about what kind of sink we should get, will it match the rest of the bathroom. It is certainly one way to transform the bathroom, so it is certainly worth taking a little time to consider all the benefit and features of the wide variety of sink formats available today. Read on for some top tips from HouseSitMatch on choosing your bathroom sink!

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Choosing a new basin for your bathoom might not seem like a difficult task, but with so many styles on offer it can be tricky to work out which is best for you and is most suited to filling the needs of you and your family. Here’s a quick guide to a couple of the most popular sink types available now.

The corner sink

If you have a small bathroom, consider replacing your sink with a corner basin and relocating it to a corner. Corner units are a great way to save space.

corner sink in white pine cupboard
Corner sinks can save a great deal of space

Corner vanity units can also be purchased to wrap around the sink unit, providing an additional element of storage in a bathroom. Corner units come in a range of materials, but wooden units with the sink basin sunk into them are particularly effective; to maximise space, opt for a light coloured wood (and pastel decor, of course) that helps to maximise the appearance of space in the bathroom. You can find some examples here.

The floating sink

Floating sinks have recently come into fashion; they usually come in the form of a basin that is suspended in a vanity unit. Floating units promise to inject a bit of modernity in any bathroom and are also a great way to give the illusion of more space by freeing up space on the ground.

floating sink
Floating sinks can update a bathroom

If you are interested in a floating sink, the first place to start is with the design; you’ll need to find a style of vanity cupboard that suits your theme, whether that be wood, or ultra-modern, glossy black. A wall mounted option with a vanity cabinet is also a great and very modern idea, but it sacrifices on storage. If you have plenty of your room in your bathroom, a little less storage won’t be a problem for you, and you can always install an under-sink rail for towels if need be.

Deep basins

Deeper basins are in fashion at the moment, complete with waterfall style taps. Deeper basins are good if you have children and want to save time on cleaning; they hold water better and are less likely to result in splashing when the water falls in. If you don’t have much room in your bathroom, you can compromise on space by investing in a smaller sized basin that’s deeper in width and therefore has the potential to hold as much water as a regular-sized basin.

Over sink storage

If you aren’t keen on the idea of a vanity unit going around your basin, you can opt for storage that fits over the sink and go for a more conventional sink style. Some bathrooms just aren’t big enough for vanity cupboards, and if yours is tightly packed and like this, you’ll need to look for an alternative storage solution. A thin-style sink unit that fits easily between baths, showers and toilets is the best option. You don’t have to worry about sacrificing style, either; there’s a great variety of styles of sinks available, from vintage to modern porcelain, so there’s bound to be something for you. Storage cabinets can be fixed to the wall over the sink to offer clever, handy storage space. If there isn’t much room in your bathroom, try to maximise space by buying a cabinet that has mirrored doors; mirrors are a great way to reflect light into all of a room’s nooks and crannies and give the impression of additional space.

Using the space above a sink can be practical for small or large bathrooms

Even if you do have a spacious bathroom the cabinet over the basin can create a practical solution to bathroom storage. We hope these ideas have been of some use…


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