Choosing a new wash basin for your bathroom design might seem like a daunting process, but with some simple steps you can quickly identify the right solution that will not only offer you functionality and practicality, but will blend seamlessly into your design and make the impact you are looking to achieve.
Designing a new bathroom, whether it's your en-suite, family bathroom or guest toilet, can be such an exciting time. You get to turn the space into your dream space, add all the elements you feel are important and lay it out in a way you know is going to work for you and your family.
One of the first things you will want to take into consideration when it comes to choosing the right wash basin for your design is who is going to be using the basin on a regular basis. If the basin is to go into your en-suite, it will be used mostly by yourself and your spouse then. In a family bathroom it may find itself being used by children and family members of all ages, while a basin in the guest bathroom will be utilized by mostly guests visiting your house, along with your family members from time to time.
The next consideration is to identify the best size for the wash basin that will work in the space and not take up too much space. The size of the basin should be identified by the overall space you have available. Remember when deciding on placement, make sure any shower doors can open with ease and that you don't place the basin too close to the toilet, that you find yourself squashed in a corner unable to move.
From here you will need to look at the style you are hoping to achieve. Are you designing a modern or a traditional space? The style you are focusing on will determine the right wash basin to blend in with your theme and make the impact you are looking to make. Remember that a modern square and straight lined basin may not work well in a traditional bathroom design, so be careful with your choices and make sure that you follow the same style throughout the space at all times.
Next is determining the type. The type of wash basin is determined by the overall look you need to achieve also. There are various types of wash basins you can choose from. Look at a wall mounted basin if you want to maximise your floor space and don't would like a pedestal to stand out below your sink. You can choose a counter top design if you want to mount your basin on your cabinetry, which will supply you with a wealth of storage, essential in any bathroom design. The final option is the pedestal design, that is a wash basin on its own stand, which can be rather limiting.
Always take the taps you need to use into consideration when choosing your wash basin. You need to make sure the taps you have your eye on will work with the basin. In case you have your heart established on a mixer tap then you may only need one tap hole in the sink, where if you are going to have individual taps, then you will require two holes. Something to bear in mind when making your final decision.
The final step to take is to imagine the basin in your bathroom space and consider the overall finish you will achieve. Are you happy with the overall finish? Does this design work for you moving forward? See Wash Basin Sizes and Corner Wash Basin.