The basin forms one of the main focal points of your bathroom, so it’s worth taking the time to choose one that you’ll love to look at and use every day.

There are many different styles, shapes, and sizes to choose from, so you can always find something to perfectly suit your bathroom and your taste. Whether you’re replacing an old basin, or buying a whole new suite, this guide will give you an overview of what you need to think about.

Choosing a bathroom basin can be a bit overwhelming, but only when you’re not sure what you’re looking for. There are three things you should keep in mind when choosing a sink type: vanity style, counter space and overall style of your bathroom. 

Here are a few pointers to know how you can pick the best fit for your space:

Identify the function
First and foremost, figure out which bathroom will have what kind of use, heavy, light, occasional and then decide on the style.

  • Simple and clean type. If you’re looking for a cleaner and streamlined appearance of your bathroom, consider getting the under-the-counter type with no exposed edges.
  • Futuristic type. If you like a modern/ futuristic look, and want to explore different shapes and finishes, the vessel type which is mounted atop the counter is ideal.
  • Retro type. If you want to make a statement in a tight space, look at pedestal sink units which have a vintage look and are less bulky. Stone finished pedestal units in contemporary styles can be used for indoor as well as for outdoor areas.
  • Double it up. If you are living in an extended family, consider installing two basins in the bathrooms. This gives you the choice of installing double vanities as well.
  • You get the idea.

Maximising space 
Make smart use of a small space. Consider a semi-countertop sink that offers a large basin while at the same time preserves valuable floor space.

Optimise your choice
Pedestal and wall mounted sinks are a good choice for dining room, open wash areas and guest baths where space is limited and storage is less important.

Find your corner
For small bathrooms with empty nooks, corner sinks are a great choice. Available in both pedestal and wall-mount options, these save space by fitting directly into a corner.

Use the same brand
Different brands of ceramics have variations even within whites and ivory colours. Hence, washbasin and WC for each bathroom should be bought from the same brand for a consistent look.

Find a professional
An architect and interior designer would be able to guide you better when it comes to space management, style and size of sinks suitable for you. Take their help to manage your space, style & budget.