Last week, we looked at important considerations you must make when it comes to choosing the most appropriate sink (including size and materials) for the kitchen.
This week, the investigation continues: we dissect everything you need to think about when choosing a bathroom basin and laundry sink.
Choosing a bathroom basin
The basin is one of the most important fixtures in your bathroom. In addition to being where you wash your hands, brush your teeth and complete your morning routine, it also sets the look and feel of your sanctuary.
When you are selecting the right sink for your bathroom, make sure you have the answers to these questions:
Does it fit in your bathroom?
Just like your kitchen, your bathroom space also plays a role in choosing the right basin. You have to look at the dimensions of your bathroom and see how a basin would fit in.
Of course, it’s not that simple. Since there’s much more variety in bathroom sinks and bathroom design, it’s also important to take into consideration the way your bathroom is laid out.
While the vast majority of kitchen sinks are of the under-counter variety (meaning they sit flush with the kitchen bench), bathroom basins have much more variation in how they are mounted.
Is your bathroom sink part of a bench with a cabinet underneath? Or is your current sink a standalone unit?
These questions are important – not only does it influence what type of basin you can choose, but also whether you need to remodel your entire bathroom to fit the basin of your choice in!
If you don’t have a bathroom counter…
Corner basin for bathroom
Tight on space? If you have a small bathroom, you can install a corner basin to save valuable room. Apartment dwellers, take note!
Another option if you have limited space (or simply have a thing for the retro bathroom look) is a pedestal basin.
This type of sink doesn’t just enlarge your bathroom – it also gives your bathroom a classic look, and is great if you don’t have the budget (or space) to install a bathroom bench as well.
This type can be installed at the height and location of your own choosing. Similar to the last two, this basin is great if your floor plan doesn’t give you much to work with.
A wall hung basin is a great option for powder rooms or small ensuites – just make sure your walls can support one of these!
If you do have a bathroom counter…
If you are looking for something stylish yet functional, a countertop basin might be appropriate.
These basin rest completely above your counter, freeing up the entirety of the cabinet underneath. The downside however is that these basins generally don’t hold as much volume as under counter basins.
If a clean and modern look is what you are aiming for, an under-counter basin might be just the ticket. Sitting flush with your counter, these basins can hold much larger volumes of water and free up space on your counter.
Can’t decide on a countertop or an under-counter basin? Why not get the best of both worlds with a semi-countertop basin? This way, you get the cabinet space of a countertop with the ease of maintenance and clean looks that comes with an under-counter basin.
What colour matches your bathroom?
It’s all up to you!
When it comes to choosing your sink, make sure you know how you want your bathroom to look. Do you want your sink to match the rest of your bathroom? Or do you want contrast? Maybe you prefer glass?
Choose the right laundry sink for your utility room
If you have a utility room where laundry and other tasks are done, you must choose a sink that will perfectly fit in.
As the utility room sink is mostly used for work, practicality takes precedence over appearance. Of course, that doesn’t mean you have to ignore looks completely!
Unique considerations for your laundry sink
Just like types of sinks throughout other rooms in the home, you also have installation or mounting options for your laundry sink.
One unique option for your utility or laundry room is to add a portable sink. As the name implies, it can be moved around, and some models even give you the power to hook them up for outdoor usage.
These sinks can either be connected to your taps through a rubber hose or come with separate water tanks for clean and greywater underneath – the choice is yours.
Other laundry sink questions you should answer include:
- What will you be doing in the sink (washing delicates, etc.)?
- What size do you need to perform the above tasks?
- Will this size fit in your laundry?
- How many people do you live with?
- Do you want a freestanding or wall-mounted sink?
- What material do you prefer (and what can you afford?)
Having a hard time choosing the right sink? Choose a plumber in Rosanna to help you out!
Given the number of styles available in the market today, choosing the perfect sinks for your home can be quite the challenge. Hopefully, this guide will help you make the right call and avoid that *sinking* feeling!
Once that’s done however, is the next bit: installing the thing!
If you need help installing your new sink, look no further than H2-Pro Plumbing!
Our plumbers in Rosanna, Warrandyte, and all surrounding northeast suburbs will help you safely and correctly install your sink, guaranteeing maximum practicality. Call us now on (03) 9844 1444 for immediate plumbing advice and to book our team of plumbers.
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