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Helpful Bathroom Wash Basin Buying Guide

I’ve compiled a Bathroom Wash Basin Buying Guide to help you determine which sink is best for you. Purchasing items to refurbish a bathroom is a complicated task. I’ve done it four times now, and there is so much choice available that it can be mind-blowing. A few things to consider are the room size, the style of your bathroom, if you need storage and how much you want to pay. Also, think about how many people will be using the bathroom. If you are a couple you may wish to buy two sinks, if you have kids you will probably need something sturdier. Have a look through the Bathroom Wash Basin Buying Guide to pinpoint the best option for you.

My Bathroom Wash Basin Buying Guide

bathroom wash basin buying guide pedestal victorian bathrooms 4 u

Full pedestal basins are best for period style bathrooms. The basin sits on a plinth and is often a large size so it will take up a lot of room and some floor space. An example is the White Space Scene Basin and Full Pedestal (reference: 08082, code: WSSSB05|WSSSB31), £166.71 from Victorian Bathrooms 4 U (Affiliate Link and Picture Link)

bathroom wash basin buying guide semi pedestal victorian bathrooms

Semi pedestal basins are best for period style bathrooms when you don’t want to compromise on floor space. Instead of the pedestal resting on the floor, it sits under the basin to cover the pipes. The White Space Scene Basin and Semi Pedestal is a prime example (reference: 08077, code: WSSSB02|WSSSB32), £137.14 from Victorian Bathrooms 4 U (Affiliate Link and Picture Link)

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Washstand shelf basins are best is you want open shelf storage. This Britton Bathrooms Shoreditch Frame Washstand and Basin is ideal for industrial designs, (reference: 12877, code: FRAME001|SHR.016), £297.50 from Sanctuary Bathrooms (Affiliate Link and Picture Link)

bathroom wash basin buying guide washstand santuary bathrooms

Washstand basins are best for hanging towels, mainly if your towel rail is out of reach. If you have a period-style bathroom, the Burlington Edwardian Basin and Washstand is perfect (reference: 40740, code: B181TH|T50CHR), £593.60 from Sanctuary Bathrooms (Affiliate Link and Picture Link)

bathroom wash basin buying guide vanity sink b and q

Vanity basins are best for storage. If your bathroom wall is not strong enough to hang a wall-mounted cupboard, shelving under the sink is a good alternative. The GoodHome Adriska Vanity Unit and Basin Pack makes this easy (product code: 3663602297925) from B & Q (Affiliate Link and Picture Link)

bathroom wash basin buying guide bowls tikamoon wayfair

Bowl basins are best for decorative interest. If you have a vanity unit or counter surface, you can sit a bowl shape on top. This type of sink looks cool in a contemporary or rustic bathroom setting thanks to the different materials (stone, concrete, metal, wood) and colours available. The Isa Terrazzo Marble Countertop Basin is stunning (product code: TKA10164), £84.99 from Tikamoon at Wayfair (Affiliate Link and Picture Link)

bathroom wash basin buying guide counter top villeroy and boch

Countertop basins and surface mounted basins are best for sitting on worktops. It works exceptionally well if you want the option for wall-mounted or counter taps. It is an excellent option if you’re going to use a vintage chest of drawers with a sink on top. You might like the Antheus Surface Mounted Wash Basin from Villeroy & Boch UK (Affiliate Link and Picture Link)

bathroom wash basin buying guide semi recessed b and q

Semi-recessed and fully recessed basins are best for building into a vanity unit or worktop. They are much sturdier than pedestal or wall-mounted basins so a good option for rental properties. Make sure the worktop is entirely waterproof. The Cooke & Lewis Ardesio Freestanding Basin is worth considering (product code: 5031978067301), £150 from B & Q (Affiliate Link and Picture Link)

bathroom wash basin buying guide wall hung victoria plum

Wall hung basins are best for minimal bathrooms and small ensuites. If you want to avoid clutter and create the illusion of space in a small bathroom, this is the sink for you. The Ideal Standard Strada II has one tap hole and is secured to the wall (product code: ISSTRADA02), £169 from VictoriaPlum.com (Affiliate Link and Picture Link)

bathroom wash basin buying guide sink shelf click basin

Shelf basins are best for small spaces such as ensuites or cloakrooms. The sink sits on top of a shelf which gives you a place to put your toothbrush holder. Sometimes the shelf may incorporate a towel rail. The Padova Square Wall Hung Bathroom Basin in Clear Glass With Stainless Chrome Mount and Tap Bundle is an excellent choice for space-saving, £225 from Click Basin (Affiliate Link and Picture Link)

bathroom wash basin buying guide corner victorian bathrooms 4 u

Corner basins are best for cloakrooms. If you have limited space in a bathroom or cloakroom, you should consider a corner fitted sink. The Burlington Freestanding Croner Matt White Cloakroom Vanity Unit and Basin provides storage for your toiletries (reference: 06496, code: CODE FC7W|FC7BB), £614.60 from Victorian Bathrooms 4 U (Affiliate Link and Picture Link)

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Double washbasins are best for households with one bathroom. If you share your home with another person, two sinks are better than one. The GSI Kube 150 Wall Hung Double Washbasin can help save time in the morning (reference: 07472, code: GS8963-0TH), £1575.90 from Sanctuary Bathrooms (Affiliate Link and Picture Link)

bathroom wash basin buying guide basin toilet victoria plum

Washbasin and toilet units are best for saving space with built-in storage. The Orchard MySpace Slate Matt Grey Left-Handed Combination With Contemporary Back To Wall Toilet looks smart (product code: MYSLCOM003L), £369 sale price from VictoriaPlum.com (Affiliate Link and Product Link)

Bathroom Wash Basin Buying Guide Credits

Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: The featured image is from norsuHome showing a bathroom created using Perini Tiles, Ingrain Designs vanity, Sussex Taps, nood co basins and Reece bath. The other photographs are from Victorian Bathrooms 4 U, Sanctuary Bathrooms, B & Q, Tikamoon at Wayfair, Villeroy and Boch, VictoriaPlum.com and Click Basin. Disclosure: This feature includes the following affiliate partner links – Victorian Bathrooms 4 U, Sanctuary Bathrooms, B & Q, Wayfair, Villeroy and Boch, VictoriaPlum.com and Click Basin (if you click through from my website and purchase items from the affiliates, I will